MasterChef Cruise Announces Premium Programming, Experiences for Caribbean Culinary Adventure

MasterChef Cruise announced today the slate of Premium Programming and Experiences for its Nov. 12-17 Caribbean cruise.

Expanding on the previously announced cruise programming, the all-new premium experiences give guests an up-close encounter with MASTERCHEF All-Star contestants, while visiting the beautiful islands of the Caribbean.

Presented by Endemol Shine North America, producers of the television series and events company Life Journeys, the MasterChef Cruise features current MASTERCHEF Season Seven winner Shaun O'Neale, as well as previous winners Claudia Sandoval (Season Six) and Luca Manfé (Season Four). Fan favorites Tannoria Askew (Season Seven) and Brandi Mudd (Season Seven finalist) join the winners circle.

Each featured All-Star brings their signature style, hosting a carefully crafted Premium Experience:

• Taco Takeover - The Ultimate Mexican Cuisine Lunch and Cooking Demo with Claudia

• Flavorful Frico - Cooking Demo and Kitchen Tour with Luca

• All About Butter! - Cooking Demo and Kitchen Tour with Tanorria

• Luca's Five-Course Italian Masterpiece - Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill

• Southern SECRETS - Cooking Demo and Kitchen Tour with Brandi

• Fish, The MASTERCHEF Way! Elevated Five-Course Lunch and Cooking Demo with Shaun

Guests also have the opportunity to experience a special Cooking Demo and Kitchen Tour with the MASTERCHEF Season Eight Winner, who will be revealed in the two-hour finale airing Wednesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The exclusive kitchen tours provide a behind-the-scenes look at the ship's Galley with a guided tour hosted by a MASTERCHEF All-Star and a Holland America chef. Guests learn what it takes to cook for thousands of cruise guests around the clock in a giant kitchen at sea.

Premium experiences have limited capacity and guests are encouraged to reserve their spot early.

All programming is subject to change.

Embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the MasterChef Cruise will visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line's award-winning private island in the Bahamas.

New in 2017, the MasterChef Cruise will sail to the Eastern Caribbean on Holland America Line's first Signature-class cruise ship, ms Eurodam. Now, as part of a $300 million fleet enhancement initiative, Eurodam recently received enhancements showcasing a host of exciting updates, including a new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, and completely refreshed suites. The 7-day cruise setting sail November 12-19, 2017 will embark from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and it will visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos San Juan, Puerto Rico Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line's award- winning private island in the Bahamas.

To learn more about the third MasterChef Cruise and relive last year's tasteful voyage, guests can visit www.masterchefcruise.com

Endemol Shine NORTH AMERICA delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine NORTH AMERICA is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as all Spanish and Portuguese-language efforts across Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine NORTH AMERICA has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group's companies in NORTH AMERICA are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), INK MASTER (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), SWAMP PEOPLE (History), THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: THE FAMILY Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), BILLION DOLLAR BUYER (CNBC), FEAR FACTOR (MTV), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime) and upcoming Best.Cover.Ever. (YouTube), Page Six TV (Syndicated) and Trading Spaces (TLC).

California-based Life Journeys Inc., is the nation's Premier Global Travel Tour Production Company with an impressive roster of clients from the Artistically Creative and Literary field. Life Journeys brings content to life, creating an exciting event platform that will immerse your fans/audience into your brand, message and products. Life Journey's vision is to bring together an array of authors, celebrities, speakers, musicians and organizations that inspire, motivate, educate, entertain and empower participants by creating a targeted unique brand of customized, one-of-a- kind event. Life Journeys specializes in stellar productions and operations on Cruise ships, all-inclusive Resorts and Multi-City Tours - Worldwide.

Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 115-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages four annual Grand Voyages and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms Koningsdam, delivered in April 2016, as well as a second Pinnacle Class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018.

The company recently announced $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge onboard at an America's Test Kitchen show Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times and Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our guests.

Pictured: Luca, Shaun, and Claudia compete in a Mystery Box Challenge



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