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Theme: MasterChef Cruise

Dates: November 12 - 19, 2017

Details: MasterChef is hitting the high seas for the third time, this fall. From November 12 to 19, passengers onboard Holland America's Eurodam can cruise with their favorites from the show and watch them live in action. The 7-night sailing will welcome special guests Shaun O’Neale (MasterChef Season 7 Winner), Claudia Sandoval (MasterChef Season 6 Winner), Luca Manfe (MasterChef Season 4 Winner), Tanorria Askew (MasterChef Season 7 All Star) and others -- all of whom will partake in themed activities such as cooking demos and the Mystery Box Challenge, with custom MasterChef meals served throughout the week. Sailing Fort Lauderdale roundtrip, the ship will call in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten and the line's private island, Half Moon Cay. Fares start at $1,583 for an inside cabin.


Theme: Norwegian Cruise Line's "Meet the Winemaker" Cruises

Dates: Various sailings in 2017 and 2018

Details: Through its partnership with the Mondavi wine family, Norwegian Cruise Line will offer a special "Meet the Winemaker" experience on select sailings, in 2017 and 2018. All passengers can enjoy complimentary Q&A sessions and meet-and-greets with the experts, while aficionados can purchase passes to exclusive events, such as vintner-led wine tastings ($19.95 per person) and five-course, wine-paired dinners ($59.95 per person) held at The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Below is a breakdown of the "Meet the Winemaker" sailings.

  • September 22, 2017 on Norwegian Dawn: Michael Mondavi (Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Napa)
  • November 4, 2017 on Norwegian Escape: Bill Whiting (Banfi Vintners, Tuscany)
  • December 2, 2017 on Norwegian Escape: Aaron Sanchez (Terrazas de los Andes, Argentina)
  • February 17, 2018 on Norwegian Escape: Gerard Bertrand (Languedoc-Roussillon region wineries) 
  • March 2018 on Norwegian Escape: Salvatore Ferragamo (Il Borro Winery, Tuscany)

Theme: Sonoma Napa Wine Cruises

Dates: Various sailings in 2017 and 2018

Details: Join winemakers, TV and radio wine personalities, chefs and sommeliers on a series of sailings hosted by acclaimed tour operator Sonoma Napa Wine Cruises. Daily activities include private cellar tours, tastings at various wineries, educational seminars and winemaker-led dinner pairings. The available cruises are as follows:

  • September 18, 2017: Eight-night Portugal, Southern Spain and Morocco cruise on Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf, starting at $3,399
  • February 2, 2018: 15-night Australia and Tasmania cruise on Crystal Symphony, starting at $5,450

Theme: "America's Test Kitchen" Cruises

Dates: Various sailings in 2017 and 2018

Details: Calling all fans of "America's Test Kitchen." Holland America Line is hosting a handful of cruises, on which passengers will be joined by cast members of the popular TV show, as well as culinary editors and authors. Themed activities include "America's Test Kitchen" trivia, cooking demos, hands-on workshops and multimedia presentations on recipe development. Here are the itineraries on offer:

  • November 5, 2017: 10-night Panama Canal cruise on Zuiderdam, starting at $1,149
  • May 6, 2018: Seven-night Alaska cruise on Westerdam, starting at $699
  • July 7, 2018: 14-night Northern Isles cruise on Zuiderdam, starting at $2,899
  • September 22, 2018: Seven-night Canada and New England cruise on Veendam, starting at $1,299