MSC Cruises extends family offering with MasterChef Juniors at Sea

Following the introduction of MasterChef at Sea programme for adults last year, MSC Cruises has just announced the launch of MasterChef Juniors at Sea, a brand-new and exclusive kids’ cooking competition.

As a family-owned company, MSC Cruises has always put the needs of families and kids at the heart of the cruise experience. MSC’s wide and diverse offering of family entertainment includes flexible group accommodations, dedicated kids’ areas, babysitting services, and a range of destination-specific activities and excursions.

To further extend the family entertainment MSC Cruises is launching MasterChef Juniors at Sea, a brand-new and exclusive kids’ cooking competition.

Open to kids aged 5–12, MasterChef Juniors is guaranteed to keep the entire family entertained and will inspire a new generation of children to take an interest in cooking and encourage healthy eating. The recipes for MasterChef Juniors have been created to feature fresh and healthy ingredients where possible and enable the children to practice useful techniques such as grating, cutting and peeling to cultivate creativity in the kitchen.

The programme brings the popular MasterChef show to life onboard in the form of a two-stage cooking competition.

The friendly competition starts with a unique interactive cooking masterclasswith an MSC Cruises’ Executive Chef wherein the chef works with kids to create a culinary masterpiece, sharing some of his/her best tips for making healthy and tasty dishes. While collecting their certificates, contestants are invited to a second round, an exciting live show in the ship’s main theatre.

20 children are selected at random from the theatre audience to take to the stage and participate in a ‘mystery box challenge.’ Each contestant is given a box full of mystery ingredients and asked to create a special recipe. With the help of the Executive Chef, they can show their culinary flair, creativity and unique personality to complete a dish for a panel of guest judges to review. Family members can watch proudly from the audience as their little ones take the spotlight and receive MSC Cruises prizes to take home.

The MasterChef Juniors at Sea programme is available now on MSC Seaview and will roll out across the rest of the fleet starting March 2019. For more info visit


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