Top Chef Hits the High Seas with Celebrity Cruises


Celebrity Cruises has just taken sea-bound culinary voyages a delicious step beyond thanks to their new partnership with Bravo’s “Top Chef” franchise. If you’re a fan of the Emmy Award-winning culinary competition program, you might want to jump aboard and join in on this new global, food-based adventure called “Top Chef at Sea.” These cruises give fans a coveted opportunity to enjoy an “exclusive taste of the well-known series with enhanced culinary experiences,” according to a recent press release.

The Nitty Gritty
Celebrity Cruises will launch four cruises (starting in July and going through to November 2014) to idyllic destinations including Europe, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Alaska, each featuring former “Top Chef” contestants. The cruise line test drove the concept last year with their “Top Chef: The Cruise” charter, to resounding and overwhelming success. These four new cruises mark the industry’s first Top Chef-themed, licensing partnership and Celebrity’s first, exclusive Top-Chef-inspired experiences available on 10 Celebrity ships.

Top Chef Perks
Perks include complimentary cooking demonstrations and being a part of the show’s Quickfire Challenges where the audience has a chance to ask Top Chef contestants those burning questions you might have been yelling at the TV during the show. For those wanting a more exclusive experience, private cooking classes and events hosted by former “chef’testants” (for an additional fee), are also available. Guests can enjoy “Top Chef” inspired menu evenings on board 10 ships on Celebrity’s luxury vacations for all sailings departing July 2014-2015.

‘Top Chef’ viewers are constantly asking for their chance to get a taste of the show first-hand,” said Jamie Cutburth, SVP of Partnerships, Bravo & Oxygen Media. “With their commitment to and excellence in providing top-tier gastronomic experiences, the partnership with Celebrity Cruises is a delicious way for us to satisfy this request for Bravo’s loyal and passionate fan base.”

Looks like everyone is in for a tasty time. To get a sneak peek at the “Top Chef at Sea,” concept, watch the video below. For eligible sailings, please contact one of our Bon Vivant Specialists in booking this new concept onboard Celebrity Cruises.

Bon Voyage!

by: Mary Luz Mejia