Princess Cruises has announced a delectable new partnership with internationally acclaimed master chocolatier and pastry designer Norman Love.
“Chocolate Journeys,” the line’s new onboard chocolate experience will entice guests with an impressive array of onboard chocolate offerings among which are custom-crafted desserts, chocolate and wine pairings, and exquisite chocolate bites created by one of the top names in artisan chocolate.
Since debuting Norman Love Confections in 2001 after a notable career as a pastry chef for many luxury resorts, Mr Love has since received wide-spread recognition for his hand-crafted, chocolate-making artistry including being named as one of the “top 10 chocolatiers in North America”. His sea-going chocolate creations will debut this spring aboard the new Regal Princess and will be rolled out across Princess’ Australian fleet by early next year.
President of Princess Cruises Jan Swartz said there was incredible passion for chocolate around the world, as evidenced by ever-growing consumption and the plethora of specialty varieties.
“We’re excited to partner with one of the best chocolatiers in the world to bring some additional moments of decadence and delight to our guests with truly amazing chocolate experiences that we know they’ll love!”
Ms Swartz said she believes the partnership with Norman Love was meant to be, because of the line's close association with the iconic TV show "The Love Boat" and Princess' reputation for romance.
"Based on his name alone this is a perfect match," she said.
“Chocolate Journeys” will offer Princess’ guests the following sweet experiences:
Decadent Desserts – Norman Love has produced 15 chocolate dessert designs for Princess Cruises that will be offered on a rotational basis in the ships’ main dining rooms, specialty restaurants and Chef’s Table experience. Examples of the desserts include a Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Mousse and Flourless Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Pistachio Dome with Almond and Pistachio Nougatine.
Chocolate & Wine Pairings – In Vines, Princess’ signature wine bar, wine and chocolate enthusiasts alike can sample Norman Love’s exquisite Black™ Single Origin Dark chocolates paired with specific wine varietals designed to enhance the tasting experience, all selected by Love.
Captain’s Welcome Reception Treats – Guests will be able to toast the start of their cruise with a glass of bubbly along with “Chocolate Love Pop” truffles created by Mr Love, at the signature welcome reception hosted by the Captain.
Chocolate Libations – Throughout the ships’ lounges and bars, guests can splurge on a number of decadent chocolate drinks including a Chocolate Salted Caramel Hard Shake or a Chocolate Chile Margarita.
Chocolate Dessert Demonstrations – Princess pastry chefs will treat guests to entertaining and informative demonstrations so they can create tasty chocolate treats for their family and friends.
Chocolate Petits Fours at Formal Night – Chocolate bites designed by Mr Love will accompany the dessert menu presented to guests following the formal night dinner.
Norman Love Renowned Boxed Chocolates Available for Purchase – Passengers will be able to purchase these extraordinary creations in the onboard shops as a gift for family and friends at home.
Chocolate Spa Treatments – Because chocolate is not only for eating, the ship’s Lotus Spa will offer guests the opportunity to relax with the aroma of pure bliss by offering a Chocolate Indulgence Body Treatment combining a chocolate renewal scrub, whipped chocolate body mask and chocolate massage oil.
Additional information about Princess’ new Chocolate Journeys experience can be found at www.chocolatejourneys.com.