Arrivals & Departures Princess partners with food royalty

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Princess Cruises has been busy collecting Michelin star chefs to take its onboard dining to new levels.

A French bistro by three-Michelin star chef Emmanuel Renaut will debut on board Majestic Princess in April.

La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut will be located in the atrium with the French styling and Parisian-detailed interiors by Jeffrey Beers International.

Chef Renaut is the executive chef of three-Michelin star restaurant Flocons de Sel, located in Megeve in the French Alps. Flocons de Sel was awarded its third Michelin star in 2012, having earned its first in 2004 and second in 2006.

Before establishing the restaurant in 1998, Chef Renaut cooked in some of the finest kitchens in Paris and London, including Hotel de Crillon, Claridge’s and the three-Michelin star Auberge de l’Eridan as sous chef to Marc Veyrat.

According to Princess Cruises, Majestic Princess will be the only cruise ship offering two specialty dinner menus designed by Michelin star chefs at sea in China, following earlier news of another new Princess partnership with Michelin star chef Richard Chen.

La Mer will feature authentic French cuisine made unique with Renaut’s modern twists – including both favourites from his Flocons Bistrot menu, as well as new concepts developed for La Mer.

The specialty dinner will include a to-be-determined nominal cover charge. In addition, La Mer will offer complimentary lunch and breakfast options by the Princess kitchens.

“I've worked enthusiastically to design delicate and flavourful dishes and I'm really proud that the dinner menu I created will be served in the elegant and relaxed environment of La Mer," Renaut said.

Majestic Princess departs on its inaugural voyage on April 4, a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise round-trip from Rome.

Following the maiden cruise, the ship will tour Europe on seven, 14, 21 and 28-day cruises departing from Rome, Barcelona or Athens.

A repositioning voyage will depart Rome on May 21, visiting Dubai and Singapore before arriving in the ship’s new Shanghai homeport.

Majestic Princess will begin its first season from Shanghai on July 11, carrying 3560 guests to a variety of destinations in Japan and Korea.

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