Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Channel Seven’s hit reality TV show, My Kitchen Rules with the Carnival Spirit starring in two episodes this week.
Last year, Carnival Spirit hosted 11 MKR teams plus judges and the contestants were sworn to secrecy and only revealed the location at the last minute.
The top secret filming included a Cruise Canape Challenge which was hosted in the ship’s adults only Serenity Retreat. Using a make-shift kitchen, the teams had to cook canapes for 150 guests with most pairs opting for seafood-themed dishes.
The guests voted for their favourite dishes with input from the Captain as well as the ship’s Guest Services team.
In the second episode, the pairs were in for a Sudden Death Cook-Off and Elimination. Two teams that failed to impress in the previous challenge were sent to a cook-off in the ship’s galley.
The food was tasted and judged in the ship’s Empire Dining room by judges Manu Feildel, Pete Evans and Colin Fassnidge as well as guest judges Karen Martini, Guy Grossi and Liz Egan.
Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said the filming of the show had been a fabulous experience.
“Delicious food is a big part of Carnival’s offering and we love a bit of fun too, so having the MKR team onboard was the perfect recipe for us,” Ms Vandekreeke said.
The MKR Cruise Canape Challenge will air on Wednesday, March 15 at 7.30pm on Seven, with the onboard Sudden Death Cook-Off and Elimination to follow on Sunday, March 19 at 7pm.