Starting July 2014, there will be an exciting new culinary program on four different Celebrity Cruises as the luxury cruise line partners with the Emmy Award winning BRAVO television series “Top Chef.” According to Lisa Kauffman, VP of Marketing, Celebrity Cruises, “We are thrilled to offer new, diverse experiences in the coming year that invite vacationers to engage in their favorite entertainment and culinary options exclusively onboard Celebrity.”
Fans of one of the most popular television shows will get to rub elbows in demonstration kitchens with celebrity chefs from the show and experience their award-winning dishes. Each voyage includes interactive Quickfire challenges, complimentary cooking classes, private cooking classes at an additional cost, and exclusive events hosted by former cheftestants.
There are four sailings that include a vacation to Bermuda on July 27 aboard the Celebrity Summit. It departs from Cape Liberty, New Jersey to King’s Wharf, Bermuda. The ship will dock for three days before sailing back to Cape Liberty. Throughout the cruise there will be an array of Top Chef inspired activities.
On August 15 sail to Alaska aboard the Celebrity Solstice from Seattle for a seven-night cruise. The ship sails to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway and back along the Inside Passage down to Victoria, BC and Seattle. One of the highlights is guests will get to dine with the chefs in the Main restaurant during Top Chef night.
Cruise from Harwich, England on a 12-night France and Iberian Discovery cruise starting on September 19. Visit two ports in France, two in Spain and one in Portugal. Participate in a Quickfire Challenge and attend chef demonstrations.
The Celebrity Reflection will sail through the Caribbean on November 15 from Miami, Florida for a seven-night cruise. When not exploring Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten, there will be three days at sea to book a private cooking class with a Top Chef and sample many of their winning dishes.
If you can’t make these dates, Celebrity Cruises will offer Top Chef-inspired menu evenings onboard 10 Celebrity ships from July 2014 through June 2015.
For more details about “Top Chef at Sea,” visit www.celebritycruises.com/topchef (Photos by Celebrity Cruises)