Emerald Princess emerges from multimillion-pound refit

Emerald Princess emerges from multimillion-pound refit
A rendering of SHARE by Curtis Stone

Princess Cruises’ 3,092-guest ship Emerald Princess has emerged from a multimillion-pound refit in Freeport, Bahamas.

During the two-week drydock, Emerald Princess was fitted with various new features including Salty Dog Gastropub, which offers small gourmet dishes inspired by pub favourites, as well as craft beers, cocktails and wines. The line also added a new restaurant named SHARE by Curtis Stone, which was created as part of the line’s exclusive partnership with Australian restaurateur, author and TV chef Curtis Stone. The restaurant was designed by Jeffrey Beers International and features communal tables, low-backed banquettes upholstered in luxe Chesterfield tufted leather and handblown glass pendants etched with some of Stone’s favourite recipes.

Princess also fitted 200 interconnecting doors to 100 staterooms to enable families to book rooms next to each other, as well as luxury mattresses on every bed as part of its recently-introduced ‘Sleep’ programme. The onboard gym also has new equipment and weights.

“SHARE by Curtis Stone will be the perfect place to connect with family and friends, while enjoying delicious and fresh cuisine, and the Salty Dog Gastropub will be a home-from-home premium dining experience,” said Tony Roberts, vice president of Princess Cruises UK and Europe. “When you add in the other improvements we’ve made, along with our unbeatable onboard service and the fact we travel to more destinations than any other cruise line, it’s clear that there’s more reasons than ever to travel with Princess Cruises next year.”

Next April, Emerald Princess will sail a series of cruise from Southampton, UK, to destinations in southern and northern Europe.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Wednesday, December 16, 2015