Princess Cruises has announced it will introduce French speciality restaurant ‘La Mer’ on to its two newest ships, the 3,660-guest Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess. The restaurant was first opened on Majestic Princess, the most recent addition to the line’s fleet, in 2017.
La Mer is the creation of three Michelin-starred chef, Emmanuel Renaut. He is the owner and executive chef of the Flocons de Sel restaurant, located in the French Alps village of Megève. He previously worked in restaurants including Claridge’s, Hotel de Crillon and Auberge de l’Eridan.
La Mer will offer casual, French bistro-style dining and be located in the Sky Princess atrium.
Sample dishes on Sky Princess include:
- Beef filet mignon, sweet onions sauté, red wine jus, hand cut chips
- Red snapper & scallop mousseline, lobster morsels and lemon grass lobster sauce
- Mont Blanc ‘Marron-Myrtilles’ dessert – sweet chestnut, blueberry gel and vanilla cream bavarois
Sky Princess will launch in October this year. It will sail a short season in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean. Enchanted Princess will launch in Southampton in June 2020. It will similarly sail an inaugural season in the Mediterranean, with further itineraries to be confirmed.
Rai Caluori, Princess Cruises’ executive vice president of guest experience and product development, said: “It’s been an honour to collaborate with Chef Renaut again to develop a new menu for La Mer and showcase his authentically-crafted dishes.”
Chef Renaut said: “I’m delighted to introduce La Mer to more Princess Cruises guests. My dishes are designed to satisfy every palate by bringing retro French classics and blending favourite ingredients with fresh and unique touches to make each dish memorable.” A cover charge of $35 per person will apply.
Recently-announced features that will appear on both Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess include:
• Two ‘sky suites’, the largest private balconies ever offered by a cruise line. Measuring 1,012 square feet and 947 square feet, the balconies are around the size of half a tennis court and provide 270-degree panorama views. The two suites will also offer a private vantage of the ships’ top deck ‘Movie Under the Stars’ screens and have sleeping capacity for five guests
• Being Princess Medallion-enabled. The Medallion is a complimentary, automated piece of technology, the same size as a 10p piece, given to each guest that enables features such as keyless stateroom access and quicker and easier embarkation and disembarkation
Princess Cruises is offering a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Sky Princess, departing December 14, 2019. Sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale, ports of call include Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Prices are from £719 per person.
For more information or to book a visit www.princess.com, speak to your local travel agent