09 JUL 2012: From July 12 to August 12, guests across the entire MSC Cruises’ fleet can tune in live to London for the high drama, emotion and tension of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
More than 2,000 hours of the games will be broadcast via satellite in the ships’ public areas as well as in guests’ staterooms. Coverage (broadcast in Italian) will include 29 Olympic sports as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, and guests can cheer on their favorite athletes from the more than 10,000 athletes competing in diverse events from archery to triathlon, running and swimming to volleyball.
Onboard entertainment during this period will also be Olympic-themed. A colorful parade celebrating different nationalities will take place on every cruise, and lesser-known national anthems will be sung around the pool in a fun-filled ceremony.
Guests can compete to guess finals’ results 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 soccer, ping pong, darts and shuffleboard tournaments will be organized, with medals awarded to the champions of each event.
Fun “events” also will be held, including fully-clothed relays in the pool, football juggling, and exciting scavenger hunts.
MSC chefs have also taken inspiration from the games. Impressive cakes decorated with the famous symbol of the Olympics will tempt even the most serious athletes to break their strict regimes.
Cocktails have also been renamed and matched with different events. MSC Cruises has thought of something for everyone to enjoy the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.