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Set Sail On The Carribean Sea With The Official MasterChef Cruise!

March 20, 2014 – FOX’s hit summer series MASTERCHEF takes to the seas for the ultimate fun-in-the-sun culinary adventure with show talent, including Michelin Star Chef and MASTERCHEF Judge Graham Elliot, MASTERCHEF winners Christine Ha and Luca Manfe and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR winner Alexander Weiss. 

Foodies and fans of the Shine America-produced cooking competition series are invited “all aboard” Holland America’s premiere cruise ship, the MS Westerdam, for a seven-day cruise through the Caribbean, filled with exclusive fine-dining experiences and specially curated cocktails, along with unique gourmet demonstrations and tastings.

MasterChef Cruise passengers will experience exclusive show-inspired culinary events, specifically designed for the cruise and produced by Life Journeys Inc., the premier travel tour production company. Travelers are also invited to take part in unique contests and enjoy hours of live culinary entertainment on the main stage, including demonstrations from their favorite show contestants and special meet-and-greet opportunities. Additional entertainment packages with fan-favorite show talent include intimate cooking and technique demonstrations, a chance to dine in one of the fine restaurants on the ship and experience an exotic location while at port.

“We are always looking for new and exciting ways to engage MASTERCHEF fans with the brand and connect them with their favorite talent,” said Vivi Zigler, President Shine 360°, Shine America. “The MasterChef Cruise gives fans an incredibly unique opportunity to have an immersive experience with one of the best chefs in the world, Graham Elliot, and some of the most talented and beloved winners of the MASTERCHEF franchise, Christine, Luca and Alexander, while traveling through one of the most beautiful parts of the world.”
The first-ever MasterChef Cruise will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale on November 8 and return to port on November 15, but not before hitting some of the Caribbean’s best beaches and most exquisite destinations. Ports of call for the MasterChef Cruise include: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

“We are thrilled to be producing the first-ever official MasterChef culinary cruise and partnering with Shine America for this exciting event where fans get the chance to hone their cooking skills alongside incredible talent from the show,” said Ibis Kaba, Vice-President and Producer, Life Journeys. “Our ultimate goal is to inspire home cooks to become MasterChefs in their own right.”

Fans can get an exclusive look at the MasterChef Cruise at www.MasterChefCruise.com. 

Book Now! As part of a MasterChef Cruise Early Reservation Incentive Program, the first 100 eligible passengers to make a qualified booking for the MasterChef Cruise will have the opportunity to attend an intimate VIP Reception with MASTERCHEF celebrities, such as Judge Graham Elliot and winners Christine Ha, Luca Manfe and Alexander Weiss. This exclusive group of passengers will have the chance to mix and mingle with their favorite talent in an intimate setting. To view the incentive program rules and eligibility requirements, and to make your reservations for this MASTERCHEF culinary experience, go to www.masterchefcruise.com.

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