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Princess plans specialty restaurant with chef Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone's first restaurant at sea will debut in December, first aboard Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess
Princess Cruises formed an exclusive partnership with restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author and television personality chef Curtis Stone. The collaboration will involve 'Crafted by Curtis' menu items in the main dining rooms fleetwide, a new specialty restaurant and a 'Chef's Table by Curtis Stone' experience.

'Crafted by Curtis' menu items in the main dining rooms will debut aboard Golden Princess in the fall and roll out fleetwide through the end of 2015.

His first restaurant at sea will debut in December aboard Emerald Princess, sailing from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean, and Ruby Princess, sailing from Los Angeles on cruises to Hawaii and Mexico. The rollout will continue on Coral Princess cruising the Panama Canal and then Sun Princess, which will take Stone’s restaurant to his home country, Australia.

'Curtis Stone’s Chef’s Table' experience will debut across the fleet beginning in early 2016.

'I’m set on bringing a new culinary experience to the sea to enhance and complete a cruise vacation,' Stone said. '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.'

More program details, including the menu items, specialty restaurant name and concept, as well as a complete roll-out schedule will be announced shortly.

Internationally known, Stone began his cooking career at age 18 in Australia and later honed his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants in London. He has appeared on a number of top-rated cooking programs, most recently starring as a mentor on Food Network’s 'All-Star Academy' and is host of the Network’s new 'Beach Eats,' premiering Aug. 12. His first solo restaurant, Maude, opened to rave reviews in Beverly Hills, California, in 2014.

Stone is also a New York Times bestselling author, having written six cookbooks. His most recent is 'Good Food, Good Life.'