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• 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

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 Marseilles, France 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 five continents but also live a true gastronomic journey through a uniquely international onboard dining programme from ten award-winning 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 each chef’s culinary flair and bring the flavours of cruise destinations to life.

During each exclusive dinner, the chefs will be on hand to greet 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 traditional and avant-garde, taking his inspiration from his Mediterranean roots, Chef Freixa will bring his excellence in Spanish gastronomy with an innovative and modern style for guests.

Veteran Brazilian Chef and Restauranteur Allan Vila Espejo
Chef Vila Espejo will present his signature menu introducing guests to his rich culture and take on Brazilian fine dining.

“Bake Off Argentina’s” Star: Chef Christophe Krywonis
Trained in Paris, Chef Krywonis has honed his craft in French cuisine and will bring guests his own take on French gastronomy at its best.

“MasterChef Colombia” Jury Member Chef Jorge Rausch
Chef Rausch is known for his innovative and modern style, infused and inspired by his Colombian roots.

Renowned 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 will showcase his passion for haute cuisine and love for natural and fresh ingredients.

MSC Cruises has also 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 on social media 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).

To view the teaser for the relay race, click here.

Guests are still able to book last-remaining cabins for the MSC World Cruise departing in January 2021 and January 2022, for more information please visit:

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About MSC Magnifica
MSC Magnifica will enable 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 one of the highest ratios of balcony cabins, high quality service, fresh and authentic dining options including four restaurants and 11 bars, modern and comfortable cabins 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 discotheque, cigar lounge, 4D cinema and much more – guests will feel the attention to detail in service and design that is a trademark for MSC Cruises.