MSC Cruises’ sports-loving passengers will be able to combine their holiday with all of the excitement of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
From July 27 July to August 12, 2012, guests across the entire MSC Cruises’ fleet will be able to tune in live to London for the high drama, emotion and tension that the Olympics provide.
More than 2000 hours of the Games will be broadcast via satellite in public areas as well as in guests’ cabins. Coverage will include 29 sports as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, and guests can cheer on their favourite sportsmen and women from the over 10,000 athletes competing in diverse events from archery to triathlon, athletics to volleyball.
In addition, onboard entertainment during this period will be Olympic themed. There will be a colourful parade celebrating different nationalities on every cruise, and the anthems of lesser known countries will be sung around the pool in a fun-filled ceremony.
Guests can place bets on the games, the finals and on the number of medals each nation will take home. Video quizzes on the history of the Olympic Games will also allow sports buffs to show off their knowledge.
For the most competitive guests, five-aside football, ping pong, darts and shuffleboard tournaments will be organised, with medals awarded to the champions of each event.
For something a bit more light-hearted, many amusing events have been dreamed up, including fully-clothed relays in the pool, football juggling, and exciting scavenger hunts.
MSC chefs have also taken inspiration from the Games, and impressive cakes decorated with the famous symbol of the Olympics, the six interlocked rings, will tempt even the most serious athletes to break their strict regimes.
Cocktails have also been renamed and matched with different events, so guests can enjoy the “Muhammad Ali” Strawberry Daiquiri during the boxing, the “Kung Fu Panda” Negroni during the wrestling, or the “Tour de France” Aperol Spritz during the cycling, amongst many.
“MSC Cruises has thought of something for everyone,” said Lynne Clarke, managing director of MSC Cruises Australia and New Zealand.
Source = MSC Cruises