All-Star Roster of Food Network Chefs include Michael Symon, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine and more
- Chefs Making Waves Set’s Sail Along the Caribbean From Port of Miami March 25-29, 2024 -
The Chefs Making Waves (CMW) first-ever food and wine festival at sea – presented by Sixthman, Agency 21 Consulting (A21) and EBG – today unveiled an unparalleled line-up for the 2024 kickoff. Sixthman, known for curating unforgettable experiences on sand and sea since 2001 with festivals such as The Rock Boat, Cayamo, and many others; has carefully curated a generous serving of culinary endeavors for this four-night all-inclusive culinary cruise featuring the country’s top celebrity chefs, personalities, authors, and more. Setting sail from the Port of Miami on Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) along the breezy islands of the Caribbean Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29, 2024, Chefs Making Waves promises a one-of-a-kind voyage for foodies of every stripe.
This intimate expedition will be the ultimate getaway for those with an appetite for unique opportunities to taste and learn from some of the industry's most acclaimed culinary talents. Chefs Making Waves will welcome aboard any of the world’s best chefs, wine, and spirit producers to offer passengers a premier gastronomic celebration at sea. The Chefs Making Waves culinary cruise will feature walk-around tastings, cooking demonstrations, curated dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, mixology experiences and more, all led by award-winning Food Network chefs, TV personalities, cookbook authors, food activists and restaurateurs including: Michael Symon, Robert Irvine, Aarón Sánchez, Scott Conant, Marc Murphy, Buddy Valastro, Andrew Zimmern, Anne Burrell, Marcus Samuelsson, and Maneet Chauhan. Popular South Florida chefs will be participating in CMW including Ana Quincoces, Alex Meyer and Luciana Giangrandi, Eileen Andrade and Lauren Noblitt, as well as beloved content creators, food curators and spirit storytellers Gio Gutierrez and Gabe Urrutia.
Passengers looking to sharpen their culinary skills can grab a seat at one of the three cooking demos on board and learn how to make primo pasta like a pro with Imagine the Pastabilities with Scott Conant and Giorgio Rapicavoli, taste Global Grubs with Marcus Samuelson and Andrew Zimmern, and learn to Bake like a Boss with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. Grilling enthusiasts are welcomed to join the Beachside BBQ hosted by Andrew Zimmern & Marc Murphy on the sands of Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay.
Not to be missed, free-flowing events will take place around the clock! The Pool Deck and Garden Cafe will host late-night takeover events with decadent sweets and sounds of the ‘70s at the Dessert Disco with Buddy Valastro; munch on Mexican street tacos, savory samosas and everything in between at International Street Eats with Aarón Sánchez and Maneet Chauhan. Passengers can experience the dancing, culture, and cuisine of Cuba with Havana Club Ambassador Gio Gutierrez, Skinny Latina Ana Quincoces and more at Cabana Cubana and then get up and start the day off with one of Chefs Making Waves’ several fitness classes like Morning Yoga, Pickleball Takes All, or bust your chops at Chops Fit with Giorgio Rapicavoli; — a crossfit style workout class. For those who choose to forgo the fitness regimen and sleep in, there will be a Bloody Mary Bingo hosted by Anne Burrell for refreshing beverages and breakfast fun.
Guests can look forward to iconic chef collabs every single night in the dining room as follows:
Dining Night 1 – Maneet Chauhan & Robert Irvine
Dining Night 2 – Anne Burrell & Aarón Sánchez
Dining Night 3 – Scott Conant & Marcus Samuelson
Dining Night 4 – Michael Symon & Marc Murphy
The fun doesn't stop there! Post-dinner events include interactive culinary games for the entire group to enjoy like The Newly Flame Game hosted by Ana Quincoces, Robert’s Culinary Chaos, Celebrity Chefs Sing-Off, and food-inspired movie screenings.
This cruise takes place on Norwegian’s Pearl, a 965-foot long award-winning Jewel class vessel with just over 1,000 cabins, making it one of the most exclusive ships on the sea. This ocean liner provides guests with concierge service, a world-class tranquil spa, a dazzling casino, unforgettable nightlife, and countless bars and lounges. For more information visit www.chefsmakingwaves.com and stay up to date all year long by following along with @chefsmakingwaves on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Promo Video: HERE
Sixthman festivals tear down walls between artists and fans by creating community-inspired vacation experiences at resorts and at sea. Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving over 300,000 guests on over 150 unforgettable vacations on sand and at sea with their favorite artists, athletes, actors, comedians, and brands. These carefully curated, intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations, in-depth panels, Q&As, fan-artist activities, museums, and overall, truly immersive experiences that celebrate community and change expectations of what a vacation can be. Sixthman’s domestic homeport of Miami brings escapes for guests to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. In 2019, Sixthman expanded its festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports and then from Athens through the Greek Isles in 2022. In addition to festivals at sea, Sixthman has taken its innovative vacation concept to world-class, all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. In 2020, Sixthman Services was launched to support other event holders with a suite of on-site and virtual event management services and enhanced experiences. 2023 is poised to be a record year in terms of number of events and expansion into new verticals. LIVE LOUD with us at www.sixthman.net.
a21, formerly known as Agency 21 Consulting, is a full-service experiential marketing agency, specializing in event operations, production, corporate sales, and brand activations for live experiences. Founded in 2006, the agency's corporate offices are in Miami, New York, and London with satellite personnel in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, and Monterey. a21’s portfolio includes internationally recognized events and festivals in South Florida and throughout the US: Food Network South Beach & New York City Wine and Festivals, Sunfest, Palm Beach Wine & Food Festival, Seaglass Fort Lauderdale Beach, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Heritage Fire and Whiskies of the World National Tours, AMP's suite of Art Fairs, the newly acquired International Wine & Spirits Competition, and more.
EBG is an e-commerce company that specializes in entertainment, travel, and merchandising products and services through its proprietary platforms including the largest entertainment perks brands, TicketsatWork, Plum Benefits and Working Advantage. Through private, membership-based programs and other direct distribution channels, the company generates millions of transactions annually in entertainment, sports, travel, retail and services. EBG owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive travel and entertainment benefits program in the country. EBG powers a robust portfolio of technology solutions, and owns and operates a network of consumer and membership-based websites. EBG was a producing partner for In Residence on Broadway featuring limited-run performances with Mel Brooks, Morrissey, Dave Chappelle, Criss Angel, Barry Manilow, and others. EBG has fueled its growth through investment partnerships with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the Shubert Organization, as well as through other acquisitions.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is the leading global cruise company that operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. With a combined fleet of 30 ships and more than 60,000 berths, NCLH offers itineraries to nearly 500 destinations worldwide. NCLH has seven additional ships scheduled for delivery across its three brands, adding over 19,000 berths to its fleet. To learn more, visit www.nclhltd.com.
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