Celebrate the Holidays with Princess Cruises’ latest Holiday Menus

Patrons setting sail on a Princess Cruises vacation during the 2022 holiday season will enjoy a variety of new gourmet dining options as well as traditional favorites. The Princess culinary arts team, led by Chef Rudi Sodamin, has unveiled the Princess Cruise Culinary Collection of Holiday Menus, a new series of inspired fare available in the main dining rooms throughout the fleet ranging from a Thanksgiving feast featuring five entrees, to the meaningful and fun foods of Hanukkah, mouthwatering Christmas food from traditions around the world, and concluding with a dazzling New Year’s Gala menu.

Princess will offer dozens of sailings to ports of call around the world during the Thanksgiving holiday. Regardless of where they are on their itinerary, each ship will celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday on November 24 in grand style, with festive autumnal decorations and Thanksgiving-themed activities, including football broadcasts on outdoor big screens. Of course, the elaborate Thanksgiving feast will be the focal point of the Princess Cruise Thanksgiving celebration.

Growing up in a large family, holiday meals were always extremely important to me and a source of excitement and anticipation. But it wasn’t until I was an adult and went to work at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City that I learned about the American tradition of Thanksgiving where food is the undisputed star of the show,” said the Austrian-born Sodamin, head of Culinary Arts for Princess Cruises. “The imaginative and innovative new Thanksgiving menu honors cherished holiday traditions while also introducing some exciting fresh options that we hope can become new favorites. Collaborating with our talented team of culinary artists on this menu has been a meaningful and memorable. This year will be a totally stress-free holiday as we’ll do all the shopping, cooking and clean up too!

The entire Food & Beverage staff sees this new Thanksgiving menu as an opportunity to go the extra mile in impressing our guests,” says Sami Kohen, Princess’ vice president of food and beverage. “Princess has always done a great job taking the stress out of the holidays and making each holiday special for our guests, and with this new Thanksgiving menu, we have elevated the experience to a whole new level.

Celebrate the Holidays with Princess Cruises' latest Holiday Menus

There are five entrée options on the four-course Thanksgiving menu. Naturally, there will be a juicy whole roasted turkey with apple sage dressing, giblet gravy, and all the traditional American Thanksgiving trimmings like caramelized sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and whole cranberry sauce. Vegetarians will appreciate the grilled vegetable mille feuille with roasted red pepper sauce or the homemade potato gnocchi with roasted butternut squash and sage in a light Champaign-parmesan cream. Other entrées include grilled jumbo shrimp and seared sea scallops with a tomato-caper beurre blanc and a festive pineapple-glazed ham spiked with cloves served with mashed yams in a pineapple-bourbon sauce.

The complete menu is provided below.


~ The Captain and Culinary Staff Wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! ~


Maple Corn Bread ~ Whole Wheat – Rye Rolls


Chilled Winter Citrus Supreme

Blood orange, pink grapefruit, satsuma tangerine

Chili lime zest

Seafood Martini

Poached shrimp, calamari, scallops, basil lemon vinaigrette

Duck and Pistachio Pate

Autumn lettuces, roasted cherry vinaigrette

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

toasted almond oil, pumpkin seeds

Chilled Carrot Dill Soup

Cranberry coulis


Autumn Mesclun Salad

sliced apple, crumbled feta, candied walnuts, maple champagne vinaigrette


Potato Gnocchi

roasted butternut squash, caramelized shallots, sage leaves, shaved parmesan

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Seared Sea Scallops

jasmine rice timbale, snow peas and red bell pepper, tomato-caper beurre blanc

Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey

tender breast slices, caramelized sweet potato, apple sage dressing, steamed broccoli,

roasted brussel sprouts, giblet gravy, whole cranberry sauce

Pineapple-glazed Ham spiked with Cloves

pineapple-bourbon sauce, mashed yams, broccoli and carrots

Grilled Vegetable Mille Feuille

flaky puff pastry, arugula, red-pepper sauce, balsamic reduction, basil-infused oil


Traditional Pumpkin Pie                                Cinnamon Apple Pie      

whipped cream                                                 a la mode                     

Bourbon Pecan Pie                          Sugar-free Strawberry Napoleon

       a la mode                                            mascarpone cream

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