Costa Cruises to broadcast FIFA World Cup matches live on all ships

Nov 05, 2022

Costa Cruises announced that FIFA World Cup matches hosted by Qatar from November 20 to December 18, will be broadcasted live on all cruise ships. The football matches will stream on Sport 24, the ship's live sports channel. No matter where Costa cruise ships sail, guests will not miss a single match, even in the middle of the sea, thanks to satellite broadcasting with extensive coverage between the two hemispheres. The football matches will be available free of charge both on the screens in the public areas as well as in the staterooms.

The flagship Costa Toscana will broadcast the first matches from the Western Mediterranean until late November, when she will sail to Dubai on a 20-day voyage. The final matches of the World Cup will be available during the first of the weeklong winter cruises to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, including overnight stays in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. 

Costa Smeralda will visit Italy, France and Spain weekly during the World Cup, while Costa Deliziosa will offer one-week cruises to Greece, Croatia and Montenegro, departing from Bari and Trieste. Costa Fascinosa will be offering a 10-day cruise to Lisbon, an 11-day cruise to Morocco, and a mini-cruise in the Mediterranean. Costa Pacifica will offer mini-cruises in the Mediterranean. in December, both ships will move from Europe to the Caribbean, with 14- and 16-day transatlantic cruises, visiting two continents in one holiday. Costa Favolosa, Costa Fortuna and Costa Firenze will depart from Italy, on November 18, 20 and 28, to Brazil and Argentina, where they will be operating throughout the winter, including the final matches of the World Cup, broadcast always on Sport 24.

In addition to watching the football World Cup, Costa ship guests can enjoy unique experiences on board and ashore. The offer of excursions has been completely renewed to let guests discover each destination in a more authentic way, thanks in part to long calls in ports. Also, the gastronomic offer is unique, with dishes signed by three great chefs such as Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León, who reinterpret the flavors of the destinations included in the itineraries. Entertainment on board, with fantastic live shows, music and parties, will be characterized according to itineraries to always offer a local touch. In addition, special activities will be dedicated just to the football World Cup.