Live Games and Entertainment for Everyone

Soccer fans across the globe have eagerly awaited four years for one of the world’s most exciting sporting events. Beginning June 12, 2014, 32 teams from five continents will meet in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ where the best soccer nation in the world will be crowned, a title that only a few teams in the world have had a chance to claim.

The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and the most widely viewed sporting event worldwide (an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany).

To ensure that guests enjoy the event, MSC Cruises has secured a fleet-wide partnership with Sport 24 throughout the competition so that guests can watch all 64 games of the tournament. In addition to the games being broadcast live in the public areas of the ships, themed entertainment and exciting activities have been organized for the pleasure of MSC guests.

In the days leading up to the competition, a “Sailaway Pool Party World Cup Edition” will be held aboard all of the MSC Cruises’ fleet. Themed games include the MSC World Cup Championship, a table soccer tournament where many teams will compete against one another for MSC prizes; the MSC World Cup game, a competition where teams have to challenge each other in funny water games to win MSC prizes; and World Champions Quizzes, where guests can take part in a soccer-related quiz competition. Arts and crafts enthusiasts will have the opportunity to make their own soccer shirt, by creating t-shirts with the colors of their favorite teams.

During the final stages of the tournament, guests will have the option to bet on who will win the match. Bets will be collected in two boxes (one per team) and at the end of the match, the name of the winner will be chosen from the winning box and awarded MSC prizes.

Whether sailing in the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean or visiting the fjords of northern Europe, all MSC guests are invited to join in the worldwide fun of the FIFA World Cup™.

There have been 19 FIFA World Cup™ tournaments won by eight different national teams. Brazil has won five times and is the only team to have played in every tournament. The other winners are Italy, with four titles; Germany, with three wins; Argentina and inaugural winners Uruguay, with two; and England, France, and Spain, with one title each.

For more information about MSC Cruises, please visit, call 1-877-665-4655 or contact your local travel agency.

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