Since debuting Norman Love Confections in 2001, after a career as a pastry chef for many luxury resorts, Love has received wide recognition for his hand-crafted, chocolate artistry, including being named one of the 'Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America.'
Love's chocolate creations will debut this fall aboard the new Regal Princess for its inaugural Caribbean season, and will continue to roll out to the rest of the Princess fleet throughout the next year.
In a recent national survey conducted by the cruise line about people’s passion for chocolate, Princess found that 58% of women would choose chocolate over sex, 69% of those polled have frequent chocolate cravings and 53% would turn to chocolate over a friend when feeling sad. Two-thirds (67%) eat chocolate more often when they’re happy than when they’re stressed, 81% agree that chocolate improves their mood and 84% would like to receive chocolate as a gift.
Chef Love has personally trained the Princess pastry team to deliver his chocolate experience across the fleet.
'Chocolate Journeys' will offer 15 chocolate desserts on a rotational basis in the ships’ main dining rooms, specialty restaurants (Sabatini’s and Crown Grill) and Chef’s Table. Examples include a chocolate tart with vanilla mousse and flourless chocolate cake, chocolate pistachio dome with almond and pistachio nougatine, and a chocolate tiramisu with mascarpone cream and espresso gelato.
In Vines, Princess’ signature wine bar, wine and chocolate enthusiasts can sample Norman Love’s Black Single Origin Dark chocolates paired with wine varietals. There is a charge for Vines.
At the captain’s welcome reception, passengers will be able to toast the start of their cruise with a glass of bubbly and Chocolate Love Pop truffles created by Love.
Throughout the ships’ lounges and bars, passengers can buy chocolate drinks including a chocolate salted caramel hard shake, chocolate bacon bourbon bliss or chocolate chile margarita. There will also be chocolate dessert demonstrations by the Princess pastry chefs, chocolate petits fours presented with the formal night dessert menu and Norman Love boxed chocolates available for purchase in the shops.
Plus, the Lotus Spa will offer a chocolate indulgence body treatment combining a chocolate renewal scrub, whipped chocolate body mask and chocolate massage oil.