MSC World Cruise to Welcome Celebrity Chefs

MSC Cruises' World Cruise will welcome celebrity chefs for guests to enjoy an enhanced menu with cuisines from around the world.

MSC World Cruise to Welcome Celebrity Chefs


Guests aboard MSC Cruises’ 2024 World Cruise will be discovering the world through gastronomy alongside three celebrity chefs. The renowned culinary experts will join MSC Poesia during the second leg of the three-month adventure, which is set to span 52 destinations and 31 countries in total. 

Those sailing on this year’s World Cruise will enjoy enhanced menus crafted by the lineup of award-winning chefs, ranging from three to four courses and showcasing the very best of the chefs’ respective cuisines from around the world.

MSC Serves Up Exciting Summer 2024 Itineraries - MSC World Cruise to Welcome Celebrity Chefs

The celebrity chefs include:

  • South African celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality Reuben Riffel will serve a menu inspired by local flavors, giving guests a chance to taste authentic cape spiced pickled fish, peppered Karoo lamb, and malva pudding.
  • Veteran Brazilian chef and restauranteur Allan Vila Espejo will serve up a menu including authentic Manioc soup, Bahia-style fish stew with vegetables and coconut milk, and a traditional Brazilian chocolate coconut cake.
  • Michelin-starred Swedish chef, TV personality and author Niklas Ekstedt will serve dishes inspired by natural ingredients and his farm-to-ocean ethos, including dishes such as poached lobster and confit salmon.

The chefs will also greet the guests in person as they taste their delicacies in the ship’s main restaurants.

MSC 2025 World Cruise

Guests who want to sail around the world in 2025 can book cabins aboard MSC Magnifica for the 2025 MSC World Cruise. This cruise features a stunning new itinerary that includes 50 amazing destinations in 21 countries. The ship will navigate the Mediterranean, Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Red Sea before returning to Europe via Jordan and Egypt.

For more information on the 2025 MSC World Cruise, please click here.

MSC 2026 World Cruise

For guests looking to book further down the line, sales for the 2026 MSC World Cruise on board MSC Magnifica are now open. When the ship sets sail in January 2026, it will visit 47 stunning destinations in 32 countries. guests will have the chance to discover some of Europe’s most renowned cities before crossing to the Caribbean and Central America. From there, the ship will make her way to the USA West Coast before crossing the Pacific Ocean and exploring Asia. Guests will then return home via Greece.

For more information on the 2026 MSC World Cruise, please click here.

About MSC Poesia

Guests will travel in style and comfort on board MSC Poesia, the ship once again chosen for the MSC World Cruise. On board, they will enjoy the spectacular foyer waterfall, the Zen Garden Japanese Sushi bar, and the opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness center with a steam room, a sauna, and a range of tempting treatments. For the more active traveler, there is a basketball and tennis court, a shuffleboard area, a state-of-the-art gym and a mini golf course. Guests can also enjoy three swimming pools, four whirlpools and a giant poolside cinema screen.



Are you excited to hear that MSC Cruises’ World Cruise will welcome celebrity chefs? Would you consider taking a world cruise if you had the time and finances? Drop us an anchor below to share your experiences cruising with MSC.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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