Sports and cruising are two things which are easy to enjoy - that's why there is so much overlap in fan bases! Cruise lines are just beginning to get on the sports fan bandwagon, offering a range of fantastic itineraries which combine spectating various sporting events with relaxing cruise holidays. Whether it’s engines, balls or horses which float your boat, you can cruise your way into the crowd.
Pick your sport
As sports cruises become more and more popular, the variety of games and matches you can cruise to widens. Melbourne Cup Cruises have long been on the schedule for P&O Cruises and Carnival, and these popular itineraries will continue in years to come. Other events which feature or have featured on cruise programs, mostly by P&O, include the NRL nines and State of Origin rugby league tournaments and the Australian Open tennis. In the past, ships have been known to attend huge events such as the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Luxury cruise lines Azamara Club and Silversea have kept things glamorous over in the Mediterranean by offering cruises to the Monaco Grand Prix aboard their beautiful boutique vessels - an amazing opportunity for motorsport fans!
Sports fans might be wondering why they would want to combine their key matches with cruising. The reasons are endless! A few days spent at sea making your leisurely way to the game or race is a fantastic way to prepare for a tough day of backing your team, with nothing required of you except relaxing, having fun and eating and drinking to your heart’s content.