MSC Cruises gets ahead of the game with sporting events

MSC Cruises goes the extra mile when it comes to making sure every goal, try, putt, chequered flag, ace and gold medal is broadcast across our fleet.
When it comes to the world’s major sporting events MSC Cruises leads from the front. Sport lovers can ensure they share in the glory thanks to our unbeatable TV selection, which ensures the top international events are shown live on board, either in our atmospheric Sports Bars [Fantasia-class ships], in public areas and on the dedicated sports TV channel in cabins.

For UK football fans there’s plenty of choice now the 2015/16 seasons are well under way across the globe. As well as the English Premier League, ships will show key games in the FA Cup, Champions league and Europa League. Meanwhile, top league and cup matches from Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland are available, plus selected matches from the US and Australian soccer leagues.  

But it’s not just the glorious game. The sporting selection also includes…  

Rugby Union (Six Nations 2016); Tennis (The French Open and Wimbledon 2016); Cycling (Giro d’Italia and Tour de France 2016); Motor racing (Formula 1 2016 season, European rally championship 2016); Motorcycling – Superbikes and Moto GP); Golf (Selected PGA events 2015/16); and Basketball (Euro League).  

In addition, ships will show extensive live coverage of next summer’s Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Brazil, meaning guests can stay up to date with the gold medal race during the busy holiday season.  

MSC Cruises executive director UK & Ireland Giles Hawke said: “Having the very best sporting action available on our ships is another example of how MSC Cruises caters for everyone.  

“As well as exploring fascinating destinations and taking advantage of all our fantastic on-board facilities guests can still enjoy a taste of home by keeping up with their sporting favourites. Our televised sports selection is unrivalled – and the international make-up of our clientele means there’s always some friendly rivalry to be found.”  

Guests on Fantasia-class ships [MSC Fantasia, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida and MSC Preziosa] can head for the American-themed Sports Bar for the ultimate viewing experience. The bars, which boast a number of large screens, are filled with sporting memorabilia from some of the world’s biggest stars.