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Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The most sought-after "reservations" in town for
April 2013 will not be on land, but rather will be at sea, with the launch of the first-ever "Top Chef: The Cruise," aboard the modern, luxurious
The announcement was made today by Bravo Media, Celebrity Cruises, Magical Elves and Rose Tours, and offers fans of the Emmy-winning "Top Chef" reality competition series the chance to spend quality time with the show's judges and chefs, making this a one-of-a-kind culinary vacation experience.
Hosted by two of "Top Chef's" most beloved stars,
Tom Colicchio and
Gail Simmons, and featuring past "chef'testants," the
April 11-15, 2013 cruise will sail roundtrip from
Miami, Florida, with stops in
Key West, Florida and
Cozumel, Mexico. During the voyage, guests will have the opportunity to savor events such as interactive "Quickfire" cooking challenges, culinary demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions, Top Chef menus and more. Guests also will enjoy Celebrity's own award-winning culinary offerings, with cuisine created by a
James Beard-featured chef, and inimitable, personalized service.
"The incredibly engaged fans of
Bravo's Top Chef are in for a one-of-a-kind and personal opportunity with Top Chef: The Cruise," said
Ellen Stone, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Bravo. "With complete access to talented former chef'testants and our amazing judges,
Tom Colicchio and
Gail Simmons, fans will experience and
taste the Top Chef culinary feats firsthand!"
Joining Colicchio and Simmons are chefs from past seasons of "Top Chef," "Top Chef Masters" and "Top Chef
Just Desserts," including
Angelo Sosa and
Casey Thompson. Additional chefs to be announced shortly.
"There's no better setting for 'Top Chef: The Cruise' than a Celebrity Cruises ship, because of the complexity of our culinary operation, the quality of our food offerings and the variety of our dining concepts," said
Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales, Celebrity Cruises. "We offer an update on the luxury vacation, so not only is food a standout aspect of what we offer, but so are modern, of-the-moment experiences and the chance for guests to explore what they're passionate about – just like what they get by watching 'Top Chef."
Staterooms go on sale on
August 16, 2012, at
12 pm EDT at
www.topchefthecruise.com. Additional information can also be found at the site.
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Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since
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About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers' precious time. One of the fastest-growing cruise lines, Celebrity offers vacations visiting all continents.