Celebrity Cruises' Modern Luxury Stars In "Top Chef" Episode

         Celebrity Cruises' Modern Luxury Stars In "Top Chef" Episode

Award-winning cruise line pairs with award-winning show to present fast-paced,
passion-packed episode

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Jan. 28, 2013

MIAMI, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Cruises, the modern luxury
vacation brand known for award-winning, fresh-from-scratch cuisine and
innovative onboard culinary experiences, has provided the unique setting for
an episode of Bravo Media's Emmy® Award-winning Top Chef culinary competition
series, now in its 10^th season. Wednesday's episode (January 30), airing at
10 pm Eastern/9 pm Central, was filmed onboard the 2,158-guest Celebrity
Millennium and the 2,170-guest Celebrity Infinity while sailing in Alaska.

During the episode, chef'testants were challenged to navigate the intricacies
of Celebrity's trendsetting, top-quality culinary operation – with multiple
galleys and diverse dining options – and prepare dishes served to guests
onboard. Three Top Chef judges also were onboard to join in the action and
assess the chef'testants' results.

This week, Celebrity is taking its own cuisine to the heart of Manhattan with
"A Taste of Modern Luxury," an exclusive pop-up restaurant at The Kitchen NYC.
Celebrity's own James Beard-featured chef, John Suley, will serve items from a
three-course menu that includes several onboard favorites as well as dishes
inspired by the culinary flavors of Manhattan. Divinely concocted libations
from Master Mixologist Junior Merino, aka "The Liquid Chef," will be served
from his concept, The Molecular Bar, featured onboard. Thoughtfully paired
beverages -- from superior wines to local brews – and artful desserts round
out the dining experience.

On Wednesday, Celebrity Cruises is hosting a private screening of the Top Chef
episode at their pop-up location, with five talented former Top Chef
chef'testants in attendance: Hung Huynh, Mike Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn,
Hosea Rosenberg and Casey Thompson.

Tickets to all other lunches and dinners at Celebrity's Manhattan pop-up
restaurant are available at www.celebritycruisespopupnyc.eventbrite.com.
Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Celebrity Cruises Scholarship at The
Culinary Institute of America.

Celebrity Cruises has been known since its founding in 1990 for providing the
best dining experience in premium cruising. In 2012, Celebrity became the
first cruise line to cook dinner at the legendary James Beard House in New
York City, and the first cruise line to open a land-based pop-up restaurant,
which debuted in San Francisco.

About Celebrity Cruises:

Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool,
contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of
the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only
Celebrity can offer, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for
vacationers' precious time. In addition to cruise vacations visiting all
continents, Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in
Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. With a fleet
of 11 ships, Celebrity is one of the fastest-growing major cruise lines, and
one of five brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111,
visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent. Follow the brand
socially at www.facebook.com/celebritycruises.

SOURCE Celebrity Cruises

Website: http://www.celebritycruises.com
Contact: MEDIA: Elizabeth Jakeway, +1-305-539-6127,
ejakeway@celebritycruises.com; Tavia Robb, +1-305-539-6721,
trobb@celebritycruises.com
 
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