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Costa Cruises to broadcast Qatar FIFA World Cup matches live across fleet

Costa Cruises will broadcast the official matches of the Qatar football World Cup live from November 20th to December 18th, on Sport 24, the ship’s dedicated sports channel.

Across the fleet, with ships positioned in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the United Arab Emirates, South America and transatlantic, the matches will be broadcast for passengers.

The matches will be available free of charge both on the screens in the public areas of the ships and on cabin televisions.

The cruise line’s new 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 repositioning cruise.

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The final matches of the World Cup will be available during the first of the weeklong winter cruises roundtrip from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, visiting Muscat in Oman, and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

Costa Smeralda will visit Italy, France and Spain weekly during the entire World Cup period, 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 during the tournament.

Costa Pacifica will offer mini-cruises in the Mediterranean, before moving from Europe to the Caribbean, with 14- and 16-day transatlantic cruises, visiting two continents in one holiday in early December.

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costa cruises will broadcast the football world cup onboard

Costa Favolosa, Costa Fortuna and Costa Firenze will depart from Italy, November 18th, 20th and 28th, to Brazil and Argentina, where they will be operating throughout the winter, including the final matches of the World Cup.

In addition to watching the football World Cup, Costa Cruises guests can enjoy unique experiences on board and ashore.

The cruise line’s revamped shore excursions let guests discover each destination in a more authentic way, thanks in part to long calls in ports.

Costa Cruises has also partnered with chefs Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León to create dining experiences inspired by the destinations visited on various itineraries.

Entertainment on board has also been reimagined to offer a more local flavour on the cruise line’s plethora of global itineraries. There will also be special events and activities dedicated to the football World Cup.

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