MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, today announced that former soccer star Hristo Stoichkov will set sail aboard MSC Divina to host a special soccer themed, seven-night Caribbean cruise beginning on May 27 from Miami.
Regarded as one of the best forward players of his generation, Stoichkov is widely considered the best Bulgarian footballer (soccer player) of all time and one of the most recognizable players for FC Barcelona, earning him the esteemed Ballon d’Or in 1994.
Stoichkov’s accomplished career inspired a loyal following among soccer fans, and although he retired his cleats in 2003, Stoichkov still serves the game as a commentator for Univision Deportes. Now, onboard MSC Divina, fanatics can relish an exclusive, personal experience with the soccer star through a variety of themed activities including a screening of Stoichkov’s career videos on the movie screen by the pool; a Q&A session; photo and autograph opportunities; soccer themed trivia and games; a charity auction for signed memorabilia, with proceeds benefiting the Hristo Stoichkov Foundation; and a goal kicking contest, with special coaching from Stoichkov himself.
“At MSC Cruises, we consistently strive to offer new and exciting opportunities to our guests. We are honored to have Hristo Stoichkov sail on MSC Divina this Spring and provide our guests a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from a true soccer legend,” said Roberto Fusaro, president of MSC Cruises USA.
MSC Divina sails year round from Port Miami in the Caribbean. Inspired by the glamorous Sophia Loren, MSC Divina brings elegance and glamour to the cruise experience with stylish features including Swarovski crystal staircases, glass elevators and European marble furnishes. Entertainment seen daily in the state-of-the-art Pantheon Theater is top notch, with 6 different world-class production shows on a 7-night cruise.
Ship highlights also include the MSC Aurea Spa offering Balinese style massages; the chic infinity-style aft garden pool; family-friendly activities like the 4D theatre, F1 Simulator, mini-bowling alley, and water slide; and authentic international cuisine, served in both casual and formal dining settings. MSC Divina also features the luxurious MSC Yacht Club – an innovative ship within a ship concept that gives the most discerning guests exclusivity and privacy, which still providing the amenities and choices that only a mega-ship can offer.
The seven-night soccer themed cruise sailing on MSC Divina will embark from Miami, FL on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and call at St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.