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The Theme: MasterChef Cruise
The Dates: November 8 - 15, 2014
MasterChef is hitting the high seas for the first time this fall. From November 8 - 15, passengers onboard Holland America's Westerdam can cruise with their favorites from the show and watch them live in action. The 7-night theme cruise will welcome special guests such as Michelin-Star chef Graham Elliot; this past season's MasterChef, Courtney Lapresi; and Season 4 contestant, Bri Kozior. Themed activities include a Mystery Box Challenge and the dreaded Pressure Test. Sailing Fort Lauderdale roundtrip, the ship will call in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. Fares start at $1,242 for an inside cabin.
The Theme: "Top Chef" Cruise
The Dates: Various dates in 2014
Details: To kick off a new partnership with Bravo's Emmy award-winning television show, "Top Chef," Celebrity Cruises will be hosting four theme cruises in 2014. Onboard, passengers and fans of the show will cruise with the show's 'cheftestants' while sampling their creations; attending chef demonstrations, private cooking classes and special dinners with a new "Top Chef" menu also available on select regular sailings; participating in Quickfire challenges; and dining with the chefs themselves for one night. The four theme cruises include seven nights to Bermuda on Celebrity Summit from July 27, seven nights in Alaska on Celebrity Solstice from August 15, 12 nights in Europe on Celebrity Infinity from September 19 and seven nights in the Caribbean on Celebrity Reflection from November 15.
The Theme: Regent Seven Seas' chocolate inspired cruises
The Dates: Various dates in 2015
Two dates in 2015 are set for Regent's popular annual chocolate themed cruises. On June 6 and August 5, Seven Seas Voyager will invite chocolate lovers onboard for 12 nights, to enjoy special chocolate creations courtesy of the pastry chefs onboard both at Compass Rose restaurant and during themed tea time events; a chocolate pastry demonstration; daily drink specials featuring chocolate cocktails; and more. Fares for the June 6 sailing (London to Copenhagen) start at $10,599 and $10,999 for August 5 (Stockholm to London).
The Theme: Craft Beer theme cruise
The Dates: Various dates from 2015 - 2016
Details: Roundtrip from the iconic craft beer city of Seattle, Un-Cruise's Wilderness Adventurer will spend seven nights exploring coastal Washington while craft beer experts will be onboard hosting tastings and passengers visit local breweries. The 60-passenger ship will make its way from Puget Sound and the Salish Sea to Lopez Island, Orcas Island and Sucia Island. Dates include April 25, 2015 (fares start at $1,995) and April 30, 2016 (fares start at $2,095).
The Theme: AmaWaterways' Beer theme cruises
The Dates: Various dates in 2015
Details: AmaWaterways is offering up a new twist on classic European river cruises. The line's first beer themed cruise, its Tulip Time cruise, explores ports along Dutch and Belgian waterways for seven nights from March 31 - April 8. Beer tastings, historic brewery tours, lectures on traditional techniques and guided city tours are among the highlights. A second beer themed cruise will commence over the 2015 holiday season (December 12 - 22). This 10-night Christmas markets sailing from Prague to Budapest will focus on brews throughout the region as AmaPrima makes its way through Germany and Austria. Fares start at $2,899 for the cruise only.