Holland America’s Eurodam Will Make a Cameo on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Airing June 12

Holland America Line’s Fresh Fish Ambassador, Chef Morimoto, makes a surprise appearance and prepares a meal for the “cheftestants”

SEATTLE, WA., Jun 6, 2024 — Holland America Line’s Global Fresh Fish Program will be showcased next week on the Emmy-, James Beard-, and Critics’ Choice Award-winning Bravo series, “Top Chef.” Filmed aboard the Eurodam in the Caribbean, the episode airs Wed., June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo and streams the next day on Peacock.

This marks the first time “Top Chef” has filmed its season finale on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Holland America Line’s Fresh Fish Ambassador, Chef Masaharu Morimoto, makes a special appearance in this episode. The collaboration highlights the cruise line’s partnership with “Top Chef” for its 21st season. Chef Morimoto surprises the final four “cheftestants” as they prepare an eight-course fish tasting menu for the judges and a table of experts. The winner of this penultimate elimination challenge will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a 10-day Holland America Line cruise to anywhere the line sails.

“Our goal is to provide guests with exceptional culinary experiences. Partnering with Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ allows us to spotlight our Global Fresh Fish Program and give viewers a glimpse into cruising,” said Gus Antorcha, president, Holland America Line. “Having Chef Morimoto on Eurodam to prepare a meal for the cheftestants and showcase dishes served on board was truly exciting.”

Chef Morimoto will prepare Halibut XO, a dish created exclusively for Holland America Line, available fleetwide in the Dining Room menu. “

For two decades, Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ has united fans over a love for food, travel, and culture. Collaborating with brands like Holland America Line elevates each season,” said Jamie Cutburth, executive vice president, creative partnerships, advertising and partnerships, NBCUniversal.

“This collaboration offers fans a unique view of vacationing and fresh fish as the final four ‘cheftestants’ compete for the title of ‘Top Chef,'” added Cutburth.

Holland America Line guests can enjoy a full Morimoto experience at Morimoto By Sea, the chef’s specialty restaurant on Nieuw Amsterdam, or at pop-up experiences across the fleet. The menu features artfully presented dishes and beverages by Chef Morimoto in a multi-course dinner celebrating the fresh fish program. Check out some of Iron Chef Morimoto’s culinary creations in the slideshow below.