Princess Cruises unveils gin tasting experiences on UK-based ship 

Princess Cruises is offering a new gin tasting experience on its UK-based ship, the 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess.

As part of the experience, guests will have the opportunity to taste a range of gins, from light and floral to bold and heavy. Popular brands as well as lesser-known varieties will be on offer.

Afterwards, guests will be given the opportunity to taste and make the vessel’s own ‘Sapphire Princess’ cocktail, which is now available on the ship.

Created in partnership with the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, the cocktail is served exclusively on Sapphire Princess. It has a generous measure of Bombay Sapphire gin, which is itself made with botanical ingredients sourced from several of the countries and destinations Sapphire Princess sails to. The cocktail’s mixers include Blue Curacao to evoke the sea, and a splash of Prosecco to signify the fizz and bubbles created by waves in the water.

Guests will also learn about the history of gin, including the reasons for its recent booming popularity.

The tastings are available for $25 per person.

Throughout their cruise and with their newfound knowledge, guests also have the option to sit back and relax in one of the 12 bars onboard and let one of the bartenders serve a cocktail creation from the extensive onboard menu.

The 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess is sailing from Southampton on a number of roundtrip cruises to the Mediterranean, northern Europe and Canada & New England from April to October.

Princess Cruise is offering an 11-night Canary Islands cruise sailing roundtrip from Southampton on Sapphire Princess. Departing Tuesday October 8, 2019, ports of call include Vigo (Spain), Madeira (Portugal), Santa Cruz De Tenerife (Spain), Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) and Lanzarote (Canary Islands). Prices from £999 per person.

For more information or to book visitwww.princess.com, call 0344 338 8663 or contact your local travel agent.

About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year on 170 itineraries to more than 380 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. Itineraries range in length from three to 111 days.

In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass cruises enabled by the Ocean Medallion – the cruises industry’s most advanced wearable device, provided free to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to a hassle-free, personalised cruise, giving guests more opportunity to enjoy their time onboard. Ocean Medallion will be activated on five ships by the end of 2019. An activation plan will continue across the global fleet in 2020 and beyond.

Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a £330 million-pound product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; shows created in partnership with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet from exclusive shore excursions to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and more.

Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. Princess recently announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and 2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).

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