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Cruise Vacations with a Culinary Twist


Enjoy your cruise vacation on the high seas with Top Chef contestants

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Cruise VacationsIn partnership with Bravo – the producer of the reality television show, Top Chef – Celebrity Cruises will continue to take Top Chef “cheftestants” out to sea! The program will be featured on most sailings excluding those aboard the Celebrity Xpedition® and sailings with a duration of 4 nights or less. The high energy of Top Chef contestants tempered with the calming views of unending seas make for a perfect balance on your nautical getaway. Often, cruise vacations are mostly about the destinations, but with Top Chef at Sea, cruisers get an all-encompassing experience both on and off the ship.

You’ll enjoy meet and greet sessions with the contestants and observe live cooking demonstrations from some of the most talented chefs you’ll cross paths with. You can even sign up for private cooking lessons with a cheftestant and dinner to get to know them personally. How much fun would that be?! Even shore excursions will include Top Chef contestants, making the entire cruise Top Chef inspired. It also doesn’t hurt that you are aboard one of the best cruises for couples.

Celebrity Cruises has been offering this one of a kind experience since 2014 to destinations in the Caribbean and elsewhere. This year, you will once again be able to participate in Quickfire Challenges, putting your culinary skills and time management to the test. Show off your finesse in the kitchen but don’t forget to watch the clock! Don’t worry, though, there are no eliminations from the Top Chef at Sea cruise. If you are a foodie or cooking enthusiast, there is no better cruise for you!

best cruises for couplesFor those who rather watch than cook alongside the culinary giants, the audience is invited to judge the contestants and their creations. That’s right, you can actually taste the food! After seasons of watching in jealousy as the judges dug into each dish, you will finally live your dream and taste for yourself.

Whether you have religiously watched Top Chef since its first season in 2006 or you just like food, you’re in for an unforgettable treat. On the Top Chef Night in the main restaurant, you’ll be presented with a special menu. Make it a romantic dinner and choose from dishes crafted by Top Chef contestants from seasons as early as season 6. You’ll see selections like cheftestant Chris Crary’s Seared Ahi Tuna, served with watermelon, radish, an heirloom tomato, avocado puree and basil.

In the entrée menu section, you’ll find mouth-watering options like the Roasted Spiced Pork Tenderloin served with dirty rice, curried slaw and tomato jam or Gingered Mushrooms, a vegetarian dish served with pumpkin puree, jalapeno and slow cooked egg – the brainchildren of cheftestants Tiffany Derry of season 7 and Gregory Gourdet of season 12 of Top Chef, respectively.

Have you ever had coconut ice? Have you even heard of it? Well it’s on the Top Chef Night dessert menu. Also on the menu is cheftestant Doug Adams’s Pecan Pie served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled maple syrup as well as timeless desserts typically offered by Celebrity Cruises like the classic Apple Pie a La Mode. Are you hungry yet??

This is a cruise that will tantalize your taste buds and awaken your inner chef. You’ll disembark with amazing memories and a deeper understanding of the art and science of the wonderland that is the kitchen. Go ahead a book a Top Chef at Sea cruise at an unbeatable price through!

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