AUSTRALIA celebrated its first new ship of the summer cruise season with the maiden arrival of Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess into Sydney Harbour  on 23 October.

Welcoming Ruby Princess to her new homeport, Michelin Star Chef Curtis Stone engaged his Princess Ocean Medallion to activate a spectacular display of ruby-coloured fireworks as the ship entered the harbour.

Chef Stone later treated agents and media guests to a six course dining experience at a VIP event held at his onboard restaurant SHARE.


While in Australia, Curtis Stone participated in two culinary demonstrations at the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show on 25 October, treating agents to a VIP cocktail experience after the show.

Princess Cruises operates a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380 destinations around the globe, including Australia and New Zealand.