Emerald Princess Cruise stopover in Singapore

The cruise view from the pathway to Marina Bay Cruise Centre
The cruise view from the pathway to Marina Bay Cruise Centre

On Friday, 28 October 2016, I had the pleasure to join the media group for a few hours tour on board of Emerald Princess’ first stopover in Asia en route from England to Australia for relocation.

According to the material given, new Princess Luxury Bed are on board, designed by sleep expert Dr Michael Breus and highly acclaimed designer Candice Olson. The beds with individually wrapped coils to reduce bed-partner disturbance, the beds are specially designed to deliver the ultimate night of sleep at sea for guests.

So excited, finally boarding the cruise for a media tour after security clearance.
So excited, finally boarding the cruise for a media tour after security clearance.

First stop of our tour, we stopped by Salty Dog gastropub and I was wowed by the food presented, very scrumptious.
First stop of our tour, we stopped by Salty Dog gastropub and I was wowed by the food presented, very scrumptious.

Part of the Salty Dog savouries, yumz.
Part of the Salty Dog savouries, yumz.

These are the cocktail and dessert selections from Salty Dog..
These are the cocktail and dessert selections from Salty Dog..

Here is the central point of the cruise - The Atrium where she exudes luxury as one of the premium 5 star cruises out there.
Here is the central point of the cruise – The Atrium where she exudes luxury as one of the premium 5 star cruises out there.

This is the main grand theatre of the cruise, how grand...
This is the main grand theatre of the cruise, how grand…

This is another huge sports bar called Explorer which can seat a few hundreds...
This is another huge bar called Explorer which can seat a few hundreds…

Outdoor, one of the swimming pools on the upper deck. Movies under the star also organised on certain nights on this huge screen.
Outdoor, one of the swimming pools on the upper deck. Movies under the star also organised on certain nights on this huge screen.

Another view of the pools out on the ship deck
Another view of the pools out on the ship deck

Finally, after all the touring and seeing, we have arrived a this new celebrity chef - an US based Australian chef - Curtis Stone's restaurant offered on the cruise, named Share.
Finally, after all the touring and seeing, we have arrived at the highlighted of the tour – 6 course lunch!

SHARE. The new specialty restaurant by the Australian celebrity Chef Curtis Stone.

One of the communal tables called Long Table could seat easily a few famillies at a meal.
One of the communal tables called Long Table could seat easily a few famillies at a meal.

One of the views from Share restaurant
One of the views from Share restaurant

And we were given a 6 course lunch to sample Share’s delicious offerings.

It started off with a glass of red wine, then followed with chacuterie and bread baked in house...simple and nice.
It started off with a glass of red wine, then followed with Prosciutto and Sopressata with bread baked in house…simple and nice.

2nd course - tomatoes & burrata, dressed fennel leafs and oregano oil. I wished the burrata was more, delish.
2nd course – tomatoes & burrata, dressed fennel leafs and oregano oil. I wished the burrata was more, delish.

Day Boat Scallops with Za'atar spice mix atop, plump fresh scallops as the main course, no complaints.
Day Boat Scallops with Za’atar spice mix atop, plump fresh scallops as the main course, no complaints.

Lamb Loin served with harissa couscous with spiced almonds and lime yoghurt.
Lamb Loin served with harissa couscous with spiced almonds and lime yoghurt.

Alas but not least - a simple classic Citron Tart to end it all, tangy & creamy curd encased within crunchy and buttery tart shell, a good ending.
Alas but not least – a simple classic Citron Tart to end it all, tangy & creamy curd encased within crunchy and buttery tart shell, a good ending.

I must say am very impressed with the wide quality dining varieties given on board.  Hygiene and safety being the top priorities this 5 star cruise were evident.

It’s said the cruise can hold about 3000 passengers and approx. 1000 crews. Impressive!

Round the world tour is one of the popular choices amongst regulars of Princess cruise.

Asia destinations normally have competitive pricing and last minute deals to look out for, I might try their Taiwan & Okinawa cruise where air flight ticket from Singapore was also included in the package.

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