Calling all soccer fans and cruise fans, here is the chance to combine both interests!
MSC Cruises are going to be hosting a special soccer themed cruise on MSC Divina on the 27th May.
The seven night cruise will sail from Miami and will call at St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.
In a special move from MSC Cruises, soccer legend Hristo Stoichkov will be on board for the cruise. Guests will have the opportunity to see the former Barcelona and Bulgarian internationalist up close. On board, there will be special screenings of videos from his career on outdoor movie screen. A special question and answer session will also take place with the opportunity for guests to get photos and autographs. There will also be a special soccer themed trivia where guests can put their knowledge to the test on the subject of soccer. There will be special goal kicking contests with personal coaching from the man himself before a special charity auction will take place with signed memorabilia up for grabs and all proceeds going to the Hristo Stoichkov Foundation.
Regarded as one of the finest players the world has seen, Stoichkov has had a long and varied career, including spells with CSKA Sofia, Barcelona, Parma, Al Nassr, Kashiwa Reysol, Chicago Fire and DC United before he retired in 2003. Most notably his most successful period was at Barcelona where he played 336 games and scored 162 goals between 1990-1995 and 1996-1998, where he also won the prestigious Ballon D’or in 1994, 1 European Cup (1991/92) 1 Cup Winners Cup (1996/97) 2 European Super Cups (1992 and 1997) 5 league titles (1990/91, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94 and 97/98) 2 Copa del Rey cups (1996/97 and 97/98) 4 Spanish Super Cups (1991, 1992, 1994 and 1996) and 2 Copa Catalunya cups (1990/91 and 92/93) He also played for his country, Bulgaria 83 times scoring 37 times.
Roberto Fusaro, President of MSC Cruises USA, was delighted at the prospect of Hristo Stoichkov joining MSC Divina for the soccer themed cruise. He said:
“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.”
Feature Image: Travel Weekly/MSC Cruises
Source: MSC Cruises USA/PR Newswire, FC Barcelona