• 43 exotic and aspirational destinations across 23 countries and 5 continents
• An outstanding line-up of 10 international chefs on board
• 8 content creators hand-selected to share their experience on board
MSC Cruises, the world’s fastest-growing cruise line has wished ‘Bon voyage’ to guests aboard MSC Magnifica as she departed from Genoa, Italy yesterday for the Company’s second world cruise. Guests are on their way to discovering the world during this 116-night voyage, while only unpacking once. They will not only visit 43 amazing destinations across 5 continents but also experience a gastronomic journey through an international dining program on board from ten award-wining chefs.
Coming from around the world, these chefs represent the best of their respective cuisines in Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Peru, Hawaii, China, India and Germany. Each will join the cruise at different intervals to prepare a complete menu with three to four dishes for guests. These special menus have been created to reflect the chef’s culinary flair and bring flavors 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 the dishes. Guests will also be able to take part in a culinary demonstration held by most of the chefs, giving them the opportunity to see the expertise 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, Freixa takes inspiration from his Mediterranean roots. He will bring excellence in Spanish gastronomy with an innovative and modern style for guests.
Veteran Brazilian Chef and restauranteur Allan Vila Espejo
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 refined his craft in French cuisine and will offer his own style of French gastronomy at its best.
MasterChef Colombia judge Chef Jorge Rausch
Chef Rausch is 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
A pioneer of his cuisine, Chef Yamaguchi will help guests discover a menu enriched with pan-Asian flavors 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 with an exclusive menu inspired by France with an international twist.
Acclaimed Chinese Chef Jereme Leung
Chef Leung will bring a mouth-watering menu of his contemporary interpretation of Chinese cuisine along with a modern approach to presentation.
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 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 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).
Guests are still able to book last-remaining staterooms for the MSC World Cruise departing in January 2021 and January 2022, for more information please visit www.msccruises.com.
About MSC Magnifica
MSC Magnifica enables guests to travel in real comfort and style. Built in 2009, the ship boasts masterful design and relaxed refinement, with all of the features that distinguish any MSC Cruises ship, including a high ratio of balcony staterooms, high quality service, fresh and authentic dining options including four restaurants and 11 bars, modern and comfortable accommodations as well as a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities. From the gourmet restaurants serving cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients and authentic inspiration from around the world to the wide variety of world class entertainment offerings including a full-scale casino, panoramic disco, cigar lounge, 4D cinema and much more – guests will feel the attention to detail in service and design that is a trademark of MSC Cruises.