Sterling Steakhouse and Ultimate Balcony Dining on Dawn Princess
The Sterling Steakhouse on Dawn Princess:
From 6:30pm to 10:00pm on Lido Deck, the forward part of Horizon Court becomes Sterling Steakhouse. Shrimp Cocktail, Brie and Papaya Quesadilla, Clam Chowder, and Caesar Salads are examples of starters. New York Strip, Filet Mignon, Porterhouse Steaks, and Ribeyes, fish of the day, and baked chicken are standard main entrees in Dawn Princess' Sterling Steakhouse. Desserts include raspberry creme brulee, Pecan pie, and cheesecake.
The Sterling receives positive reviews for food quality as well as staff service.
Reservations are required, and, you should make them as soon as possible as the Sterling Steakhouse will sell out on most evenings. There is a per-diner charge to dine in at the Sterling Steakhouse -- it is currently $25USD.
Ultimate Balcony Dining on Dawn Princess:
For select staterooms, you may choose elegant dining in the privacy of your own balcony. Breakfast consists of selections including chilled shrimp with papaya relish, tropical fruit salad, warm eggs, specialty pastries, tomato pie with cheese gratin, and French champagne. For dinner, fresh flowers, cocktails, four courses of gourmet entrees, and champagne are served by attentive staff. Breakfast hours are from 7:00am to 11:00am, and dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. This service is available only on specified days at sea. Call when aboard for reservations. A nominal fee is charged for Ultimate Balcony Dining on Dawn Princess. While some sources recommend formal attire for dinner, we suggest you check with staff when making your reservations once aboard ship.
Tips for the Sterling Steakhouse on Dawn Princess:
Sterling Steakhouse Grill Restaurant Menu on Princess Cruises
Reservations are required for the Sterling Steakhouse, and we strongly suggest you make these arrangements as soon as possible once you are aboard your Princess cruise.
You may call in your reservation preferences by selecting the dining button on your room phone or by contacting the Maitre D'.
Princess tends to honor guest requests on a first come, first serve basis, and this includes any changes in your dining plans.
Cost for the Sterling Steakhouse is 25 USD per diner.
Specialty restaurant charges do not include specialty drinks, soft drinks, wine, or beer as these are at current menu prices.
You will be most comfortable in formal attire.
How much should I tip at Sterling Steakhouse and Sabatini's on the Dawn Princess? First, bear in mind that all alcoholic beverages that you pay for will have a gratuity added. The cover charge does include gratuity, however, you may wish to consider giving an extra gratuity to the waiter or waitress who has served you. An appropriate amount is to estimate the value of the meal you ordered if you ordered it on land and tip 15-20% based on that cost. If you feel that the value of the meal was $50 were you to order it in a land-based restaurant, you should tip $7.50-$10. It is certainly your discretion not to tip, but, the waiters serving you are some of the best on the ship and should be rewarded if they provided you with an exceptional dining experience.