Celebrated UK Chef Antony Worrall Thompson Sets Sail With MSC Cruises


Food & Wine Cruises have always been a popular addition to MSC Cruises’ repertoire, but now the company is really going to be pushing the boat out! MSC Cruises is delighted to announce that Antony Worrall Thompson, one of the UK’s most popular and successful chefs, will be performing a unique series of demonstrations on board MSC Splendida next February.

Antony is an award winning chef, restaurateur, author, television presenter and broadcaster, whose on screen credits have encompassed everything from Ready Steady Cook and I’m A Celebrity Get Me out of Here through to Panorama and Question Time.

He will be joining MSC Splendida in Barcelona on Sunday 5th February 2012. A series of appearances at sea on Monday 6th February will then see this culinary maestro showcase some of his best loved dishes – and a selection unique to MSC.

Commented Worrall Thompson: “I have always loved messing about in boats, so when MSC Cruises asked me to come on board and cook for some of its guests, it was too good an opportunity to miss. Particularly when the request comes from a company that places such importance on great food.

I will be demonstrating some of my favourite dishes, plus a couple of surprises that I am preparing specially for the occasion.

New for the 2011-2012 season, Antony is among five of Europe’s top chefs who will be joining the MSC fleet for a series of special theme cruises.

Other chefs taking part are Michelin starred French chef Gilles Epié, Kolja Kleeberg (Germany), Mario Uliasi (Italy) and the Michelin star winner Paco Roncero (Spain).

Antony will be joining MSC Splendida on her 8 day, 7 night cruise departing 4th February 2012 (Genoa, Barcelona, Valletta, La Goulette (Tunisia), Civitavecchia (Rome), Marseille, Genoa). Prices start from £539 per person (cruise only). Flights are £230 per person return from London.

About MSC Cruises:

MSC Cruises is the world’s leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South African and Brazilian markets and operates across the globe. Its modern fleet comprises eleven ships: MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Melody and MSC Magnifica, launched in March 2010. The fleet will increase in size with the addition of the MSC Divina in June 2012.The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, North America and Canada, South America, the Indian Ocean, South and West Africa, AbuDhabi and the Emirates. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the “6 Golden Pearls” award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. MSC Cruises cares about the welfare of children, and as a responsible market leader believes in making a positive impact in the regions where it operates. To this end, the company recently forged a partnership with UNICEF to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education


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