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The MasterChef Cruise Announces All-New Instructional and Entertaining Culinary Programming for All Ages

June 29, 2016 - Foodies and fans of America’s most-watched cooking competition series MASTERCHEF (Wednesdays, 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX) will satisfy their appetites with all-new instructional and entertaining culinary programming aboard the MASTERCHEF Cruise set to sail in the Caribbean Nov. 6-13.

Presented by Endemol Shine North America, producers of the television series, and events company Life Journeys, the MasterChef Cruise will satisfy guests’ appetites with culinary events and demonstrations featuring the MASTERCHEF All-Stars who are set to appear, including Luca Manfé (MASTERCHEF Season Four winner), Elizabeth Cauvel (MASTERCHEF Season Five runner-up), Lesley Gilliams (MASTERCHEF Season Five Contestant), Claudia Sandoval (MASTERCHEF Season Six winner) Sean (MasterChef Junior Season Two contestant), Zac (MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Four contestant) and Addison (MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Four winner).

Guests will have a chance to get cooking with their favorite MASTERCHEF All-Stars with programming that includes:

·      Burger-On-The-Sea Competition!: For all the burger lovers out there – guests can go head-to-head and prove their recipes are worthy of being crowned “Best Burger-On-The-Sea!”
·      The Pressure Test: MASTERCHEF Season Five contestant Leslie survived Pressure Test after Pressure Test and now we’re giving him the chance to judge, as guests compete against each other! Think you can handle the pressure?
·      MASTERCHEF JUNIOR All-Stars LIVE Skills Tests: We’re putting the Junior All-Stars to the test and challenging them to show off the culinary skills that led them to the MASTERCHEF kitchen.
·      Foodieweds!: An exciting game in which couples and pairs are selected from the audience to test their partner’s food knowledge. Can you name your partner’s favorite spice?
The new entertainment offerings are part of previously announced programming, such as intimate dining experiences, a Grilled Cheese Showdown, Iconic Mystery Box Challenges as seen on the show, Meet-and-Greets, Book Signings and an All-Stars Finale Cook-Off.

All programming is subject to change. Additional programming to be announced.

The seven-day cruise sets sail November 6, 2016 on board Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Embarking from Fort Lauderdale, FL, it will visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas.
For additional details and the full MasterChef Cruise itinerary visit

Catch MASTERCHEF All-Star and Season Six Winner Claudia Sandoval return to the MASTERCHEF kitchen tonight, 8/7c on FOX.

Further information:
Julie Holland
[email protected]


Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

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