Celebrity chef Curtis Stone stepped onboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess yesterday after she arrive at Circular Quay to kick off the Australian summer cruise season.

And Aussies will be the first to try Curtis’ new menu on the Golden Princess which will be arriving in Sydney on October 18 for her maiden season cruising down under.

It was the first time Curtis stepped onboard a Princess ship after announcing earlier this year that he would be designing the menu for Princess’ 18-ship fleet.

The partnership will see culinary offerings designed by Curtis served across Princess’ 18-ship fleet, including Crafted by Curtis menu items which will be available in the main dining room across al ships and his first restaurant at sea, SHARE which will be only available on select Princess ships.

Some of the dishes on SHARE include butter roasted lobster with caramelised endive and endive foam, twice cooked duck leg with fennel, bacon jus and parmesan crumb, tagliatelle with roasted Alaskan crab, chilli and parsley and dark chocolate cremeux with toasted hazelnut feuilletine and burnt vanilla bean ice cream.