Culinary Teams from US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy Compete in Third-Annual Rivalry Cook-Off;
Princess Chefs to Coach Each Military Team
ION SAN PEDRO, CA. Princess Cruises, the leading international premium cruise line, is the presenting sponsor of the “Galley Wars” cooking competition at LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video. The three-years-running rivalry pits four teams – three from the U.S Sea Services plus one team from the Royal Canadian Navy – against one another to see which team can deliver the tastiest meal.
“Galley Wars presented by Princess Cruises” will be one of the signature events held on Monday, Labor Day, the final day of the Fleet Week celebration. During LA Fleet Week, free military ship tours, exhibits, entertainment and much more take place Friday through Monday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.
The host of this year’s Galley Wars competition is Jill Whelan, Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador, best known for her role as Vicki Stubing, the Captain’s daughter on the hit television series, “The Love Boat.”
“Princess Cruises is all about creating memorable vacation experiences for our guests — including exceptional dining,” said Brian O’Connor, Princess Cruises vice president of communications. “Supporting this culinary competition at the popular home port of the original ‘Love Boat’ offers a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate one of the most important aspects of our business with the enthusiastic, ready-to-win Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.”
“The excitement around the Galley Wars competition is raised a few notches each year,” said Jonathan Williams, president of the LA Fleet Week Foundation. “With Princess Cruises on board, this year’s competition will be a ‘must-see’ lunchtime event on Labor Day.”
For the Galley Wars competition, teams will be challenged to create their best grilled main dish, complemented by two side dishes and a dessert. They will have a limited amount of time to prepare their meal in front of the panel of four Galley Wars judges and a live audience.
The high-profile judging panel to be announced in the coming weeks will be comprised of culinary experts who will observe the live competition, taste the meals prepared by each team, and determine which of the teams will walk away with bragging rights as this year’s Galley Wars champions. This year, a chef from Princess Cruises will be assigned to each cooking team to help advise on menu decisions and winning strategies. Participating teams will be selected by the Navy shortly before the competition.
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 to more than 360 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. A team of professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.”
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a $450 million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much 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. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).