Princess Cruises earns 15 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence

Princess Cruises earns 15 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence

All Princess ships have been recognised for their wine lists 

Main dining rooms across the fleet of Princess Cruises' 15 ships have been honoured again with an Award of Excellence in Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Awards – more than any other cruise line have ever received. 

The ship's wine menus are said to be approachable with various price points and descriptions to make it easy for occasional wine drinkers and aficionados alike to appreciate different grapes.

Wine Spectator, a global authority on wine, began its awards programme in 1981 to recognise the world’s best wine lists. There are three levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award. 

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This year, 2,001 restaurants achieved the Award of Excellence, given to restaurants with 90 wine selections or more that match the cuisine in both style and pricing.

Princess’ carefully curated wine list includes more than 250 labels. Each major varietal and wine-growing region is represented, letting guests taste the best wines from around the world. The Princess beverage team designed a wine philosophy that centres on exploration, discovery and enrichment.


Princess Cruises vice president of food and beverage Sami Kohen said: “Receiving this highly regarded recognition from Wine Spectator once again reaffirms our commitment to curate a collection of wines that encompass noteworthy, exceptional and familiar varietals to explore.” 

The complete list of award winners is available at

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