Press release -


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 EpiéKolja Kleeberg (Germany), Mauro Uliassi (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. 


  • Tourism


  • cruise
  • holiday
  • mediterranean cruise
  • msc cruises
  • ocean
  • travel
  • antony worrall thompson
  • msc splendida
  • food & wine
  • gilles epié
  • kolja kleeberg
  • mauro uliassi
  • paco roncero


  • England

Following several years of unprecedented growth, MSC Cruisesboasts the most modern cruise fleet in the world. The 11 ships currently in operation will carry 1.2 million passengers in 2010.

MSC Cruises is a leader in the Mediterranean cruise market, sailing in the region throughout the year, as well as offering a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, North America and Canada, South America, the Indian Ocean, South and West Africa. The company is entirely European-owned. It employs 12,000 staff around the world and has offices in 43 countries.


Isabella Shadaya

PR - Media Relations Office UK PR +44 (0) 20 7092 8184