Princess Cruises is to open a new speciality seafood restaurant onboard Enchanted Princess when it emerges from dry dock on April 15. The change is one of many coming to the ship after refurbishment.
The Catch by Rudi is a joint partnership between Chef Rudi Sodamin and Princess.
“Chef Rudi is the foremost cruise culinary artist in the world with more than four decades of experience spanning the world’s best cruise lines – Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Line, as well as Royal Caribbean and Norwegian American Cruise Line,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises.
Here are some of the dishes that will be on offer.
“Chef Rudi’s creativity, passion and leadership in delivering exceptional experiences down to the finest details that consider guests preferences and tastes will surely make The Catch another ‘must do’.”
The Catch by Rudi replaces Bistro Sur la Mer and is priced at $39 per person. Dishes include a Towering Trio and Whole Dover Sole.
“The Catch by Rudi is my way of combining my love of food, seafood and people with my incredible culinary journey at sea and my lifelong history of cooking seafood across the globe to delight Princess guests,” said Sodamin. “I want to deliver a new way to enjoy seafood and a fresh perspective on something they thought they knew. Everything we are doing with The Catch is about ‘catching’ that precious moment we call ‘now’—and doing it in such a memorable and unexpected way that makes you say ‘wow!’”
The new restaurant will be added to Majestic Princess (May 5) in time for its Alaska Season, Sky Princess (May 7) sailing from Southampton on Scandinavian and Baltic itineraries this summer and aboard Discovery Princess in the autumn.
Other enhancements on Enchanted Princess include the addition of a O’Malley’s, an Irish pub; deck seven will become Settimo Cielo, or Seventh Heaven, where guests will find Italian restaurants and bars; and the ship will be getting its own Salty Dog, a famous US restaurant in South Carolina.
“There is nothing more core to the Princess experience than great food and drinks at an amazing value conveyed with exceptional service and a friendly spirit,” added Padgett. “We’re confident our guests will absolutely love the changes they’ll find aboard Enchanted Princess and how we’re embracing our Italian heritage, expanding our offerings with great seafood, injecting some international spirit with an Irish Pub, and bringing a laid-back resort vibe with good eats to the Lido Deck.”