Due to kick off later this month on November 20 in Qatar, Costa ships will broadcast live all matches through to the final on December 18, on its onboard sports channel Sport 24.
Screened in public spaces and in-cabin
The matches will be available free of charge both on the screens in the public areas of the ships and on cabin televisions for guests sailing on Costa ships sailing in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Middle East, South America or on transatlantic voyages.
Costa Toscana will broadcast the first matches from the Western Mediterranean until late November, when she will sail to Dubai on a 20-day cruise. 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 long calls in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. 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. Costa Pacifica will offer mini-cruises in the Mediterranean. After that, in early December, both ships will move from Europe to the Caribbean, on 14- and 16-day transatlantic cruises.
Costa Favolosa, Costa Fortuna and Costa Firenze will depart from Italy, 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 on Sport 24.
In addition, special World Cup and football-themed activities will feature onboard the ships.