Princess Cruises welcomes Australia’s first new ship of the summer cruise season with the arrival of Ruby Princess this morning.

Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone welcomed Ruby Princess to her new Sydney homeport by using his Princess OceanMedallion to activate a spectacular ruby red fireworks display as the ship entered the harbour.

Ruby Princess will be the first MedallionClass ship homeported in Australia and she will also feature a new six-course fine dining menu designed by Chef Stone for his onboard restaurant SHARE. The ship is one of two ships sailing in local waters to have SHARE on board.

The 3,080-guest Grand-class ship will be activated with MedallionClass on January 27, 2020. She was also last refurbished in October 2018 in an $8.2 million dry dock to offer more dining venues such as The Salty Dog Grill and Slice pizzeria.

Curtis Stone on Ruby PrincessShe is the line’s sixth MedallionClass ship after: Caribbean, Crown, Regal, Royal and the most recent Sky Princess.

Ruby Princess joins Majestic Princess cruising 444 cruise days out of Sydney, generating a combined landmark capacity of over 100,000 guests.

The ship will depart Sydney this afternoon on a 10-night cruise to Brisbane.

Curtis Stone on board Ruby Princess with the Captain