Chef Curtis Stone partners with Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises has today announced a new exclusive partnership with chef Curtis Stone.
As part of the deal, Stone will be designing new culinary offerings that will be served across the cruise line’s 18-strong ship fleet.
The three offerings designed by Stone under the new deal include:
- “Crafted by Curtis” menu items which will be available in the main dining room across the entire fleet
- A new specialty restaurant concept and menu designed by Stone
- A special Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone experience.
The “Crafted by Curtis” menu items will debut in Australia onboard Golden Princess in October and roll out fleet-wide through the end of 2015.
Stone’s first restaurant at sea will debut in December onboard Emerald Princess sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean and Ruby Princess, sailing from Los Angeles on cruises to Hawaii and Mexico. The rollout will continue on Coral Princess sailing the Panama Canal and then Sun Princess, which will bring Stones’ restaurant to Australia.
Stone’s Chef’s Table experience will debut across the fleet beginning in early 2016.
“We take tremendous pride in preparing and serving our guests freshly made dishes served with passion and care,” Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz said. “This is an exciting step for Princess and sure to delight our guests since Chef Stone also believes that great meals bring people together to create lifelong memories, much like travel.”
Stone said that the partnership will see him bring a “new culinary experience to the sea.”
“Since I travel often, I know that discovering delicious food and sharing a great meal can create some of the most memorable moments and I’ve designed my restaurants with this in mind," he said.
"It’s important to me that guests have the experience that I would want and food that I’d be thrilled to eat myself, at sea or anywhere else in the world.”