MSC Magnifica departed on MSC Cruises’ second world cruise on 6 January 2020, sailing from Genoa, Italy. The 117-day voyage will feature stops at 43 locations in 23 countries and five continents.
Guests can enjoy a special gastronomic tour designed in conjunction with a line-up of 10 international chefs who will share highlights of their cuisines on board. The chefs – from Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Peru, Hawaii, China, India and Germany – will join the cruise at different points and prepare a destination-themed menu consisting of three or four dishes. The chefs will also interact with guests and many will put on a special culinary demonstration of their techniques.
The star chefs include two Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ramón Freixa, veteran Brazilian chef and restauranteur Allan Vila Espejo, Bake Off Argentina star chef Christophe Krywonis, MasterChef Colombia jury member chef Jorge Rausch, Peruvian chef James Berckemeyer, Japanese-American chef Roy Yamaguchi, French-Canadian chef Serge Dansereau, Chinese chef Jereme Leung, Indian-American chef Vikas Khanna, and three Michelin-starred German chef Harald Wohlfahrt.
To commemorate its second world cruise, MSC Cruises also enlisted a team of content creators to take part in a round-the-world relay race at sea, onboard the 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 traveller will capture their experiences and curate stories using their individual style. Each will meet and interact with local people ashore in the 23 countries the ship will visit.
In partnership with Instax, the content creator disembarking the journey will pass on a Fuji hybrid camera, as a baton to the next, for continuity of storytelling from port to port.
The MSC Cruises relay team consists of Evan Edinger (USA), MolaViajar (Spain), Sami & Vale (Chile), Kenza SMG (France), Travel and Share (Brazil), Emre Durmuş (Turkey), Marcello Ascani (Italy) and Ceci De Viaje (Argentina).
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