- 43 exotic and aspirational destinations across 23 countries and 5 continents
- An outstanding line-up of 10 international chefs onboard
- 8 content creators hand-selected to share their experience onboard
Geneva, Switzerland, 6 January 2020 - MSC Cruises, the fastest growing cruise-line in the word has wished ‘Bon voyage’ to guests aboard MSC Magnifica as she departed from PORT, COUNTRY today for the Company’s second world cruise. Guests will discover the world without having to unpack their suitcase during their 117-day trip of a lifetime. They will not only visit 43 amazing destinations across 5 continents but also live a true gastronomic journey through a uniquely international onboard dining programme from ten award-wining chefs from around the globe representing the very best of their respective cuisines from Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Peru, Hawaii, China, India and Germany.
The chefs will join the cruise at different intervals to prepare a complete menu from three to four dishes for guests. These special menus have been created to reflect the chef’s culinary flair and bring flavours of the world cruise destinations to life.
During each exclusive dinner, the chefs will be on hand to greet the guests in person, while they enjoy their dishes. If that wasn’t enough, guests will also be able to take part in a culinary demonstration held by most of the chefs, giving them the opportunity to see them in action and learn how to prepare newly discovered cuisines once back on land.
The impressive line-up of chefs includes:
Two Michelin starred Spanish Chef Ramón Freixa
Known for his ability to create a balance between tradition and avant-garde, taking his inspiration from his Mediterranean roots. He will bring his excellence in Spanish gastronomy with an innovative and modern style for guests.
Veteran Brazilian Chef and restauranteur Allan Vila Espejo
Will present his signature menu introducing guests to his rich culture and take on Brazilian fine dining.
Bake Off Argentina star Chef Christophe Krywonis
Trained in Paris, chef Krywonis has pioneered his craft in French cuisine and will bring guests to his own take on French gastronomy at its bests.
MasterChef Colombia jury member Chef Jorge Rausch
Known for his innovative and modern style infused and inspired by his Colombian roots.
Chef James Berckemeyer
This Peruvian chef will introduce guests to a refined and modern spin on comfort food and “hearty meals with a little taste of home”.
Internationally-renowned Japanese-American Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Guests will discover a menu enriched with Asian flavours and Hawaiian fusion cuisine.
Sydney Morning Herald’s “Chef of the Year”, French-Canadian Chef Serge Dansereau
Arguably Quebec’s most famous chef, Dansereau will delight guests’ taste buds with an exclusive menu inspired by France with an international twist.
Acclaimed Chinese chef Jereme Leung
Bringing guests his contemporary interpretation of Chinese cuisine. Along with a modern approach to presentation, guests will be inspired by his mouth-watering menu.
Decorated Indian-American Chef Vikas Khanna
Michelin starred Chef Khanna will create a delicious menu inspired by his Indian heritage.
Three Michelin starred German Chef Harald Wohlfahrt
Joining the ship for the last leg of her journey, Chef Wohlfahrt and will showcase his passion for haute cuisine and love for natural and fresh ingredients.
MSC Cruises has enlisted a team of content creators to take part in the second round-the-world relay race at sea on board MSC Magnifica. The eight content creators will publish their once-in-a-lifetime vacation as they sail different segments of the cruise in a relay with one another. Each a curious traveler, they will capture their experiences, share their passion for travel and bring their fans closer to the worlds that they discover.
These eight avid voyagers will curate stories powered by their own spin on storytelling and on the “made by humans” concept. In partnership with Instax, the content creator disembarking will pass on a Fuji Hybrid Camera, as a “baton”, making this incredible storytelling continue, port after port. Each of these content creators will meet and interact with local people ashore in the 23 different countries, an impressive way of creating inspiring stories on their daily discovery. The MSC Cruises relay team consists of Evan Edinger (US), MolaViajar (Spain), Sami & Vale (Chile), Kenza SMG (France), Travel and Share (Brazil), Emre Durmuş (Turkey), Marcello Ascani (Italy), Ceci De Viaje (Argentina).