The hit Bravo show Top Chef is coming to a cruise near you. For traveling foodies, the first ever Top Chef: The Cruise will be hitting the seas in April 2013.
Judges and chefs from The Emmy-winning "Top Chef" reality competition series will be on board the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship next spring. The cruise hosts will be two of the stars from the show, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. Cruise food is known to be impressive, but the meals on board this ship will be created by a James Beard-featured chef.
"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, Bravo's Senior Vice President of Marketing, in a release. "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!"
The cruise will leave from Miami, Floriday on April 11. It will make stops at Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico before heading back to Miami on April 15. Guests will get to enjoy "Quickfire" cooking challenges, culinary demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions, Top Chef menus and more from past Top Chef contestants.
Chefs from "Top Chef," "Top Chef Masters" and "Top Chef Just Desserts," will be joining passengers. Some of the contestants include Hubert Keller, Tim Love, Jennifer Carroll, Tiffany Derry, Chris Hanmer, Michael Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn, Hosea Rosenberg, Angelo Sosa and Casey Thompson. This is just the beginning of the list as more will be added as the cruise date approaches.
"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 of Sales for Celebrity Cruises in a release. "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."
Not only will guests be eating well, they'll also have the opportunity to drink plenty with a beverage package. The package, offered by Rose Tours includes access to Celebrity's selection of beer, wine, spirit, cocktails and even frozen beverages for $255 per person. For those who want to take a break from the alcohol, soft drinks, premium water, coffees, teas and other non-alcoholic drinks are also included in the package.
Fans can start booking their rooms starting August 16 at www.topchefthecruise.com.