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Five amazing sporting experiences you can take-in while cruising

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There’s no doubt about the popularity of sporting events around the world. From the World Cup to the Grand Prix, people travel from far across the globe to witness these iconic events – so how refreshing would it be to combine a sporting event with the freedom and ease of a cruise?

Fran Hayden at ROL Cruise shares five amazing sporting experiences you can take-in while cruising.

Azores & the America’s Cup

Bermuda is playing host to the 35th America’s Cup and with this voyage from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines voyage, you could be there too! You’ll not only be able to enjoy one of the most prestigious yachting events in the world, you’ll also be able to visit highlights of the Azores and with the centrepiece of this cruise being the America’s Cup in Bermuda, it wouldn’t be complete without an extended three-night stay on board in these balmy waters so that you are in prime position to explore this destination at your leisure. There will be a varied and compelling programme of experiences on offer in Bermuda, both on shore and on water so that you are privy to the best of all the action happening throughout the event.

To find out more about this voyage, click here.

The Braemar Highland Games

This voyage is a must for any die-hard British patriot. With this exceptional cruise from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you will embark on an unforgettable circumnavigation of our very own British Isles featuring destinations harbouring links to the Royal Family including the Queen Mother’s former holiday home and Duart Castle. You will discover royal palaces; historic castles; and even one of Scotland’s greatest annual events – the Braemar Highland Games. As you arrive in Dundee, this Royal sporting event will be just underway and you can experience it in all its glory – from the gruelling caber toss and tug of war, to bagpipe concerts and highland dancing. Plus, you might even spot Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, who often attend this superb Scottish celebration.

To experience the best of Britain, book here.

The Mediterranean to the Middle East ft. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi

Little can compare to the sheer thrill of the Grand Prix, and when paired with a modern luxury cruise with Celebrity Cruises®, this could be the sporting event combination that you’ve been looking for. Considered one of the most prestigious motor racing sports in the world, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is an unforgettable experience. Not only will you be able to enjoy the pinnacle of motorsport, but with plenty of top international racing categories and world class off-the-beaten-track entertainment, this event is sure to be one to remember. This first-class experience is set against a backdrop of futuristic skyscrapers and a modern metropolis which only adds to the exclusive ambience whilst you experience all that this electrifying race has to offer! Not only this, but your cruise on board Celebrity Constellation® encompasses Mediterranean highlights and Middle Eastern delights.

Soak up the excitement of the Grand Prix, here.

British Isles & French Open

With this voyage, you can witness tennis’ sporting history in the making as you join the French Open in Paris. An overnight stay on board Celebrity Eclipse® in Le Havre will ensure that you are right on the doorstep of all the action. There’s no better time to visit Paris than in the springtime during the French Open and this iconic tennis tournament never fails to thrill its guests. Whilst the highlight of this voyage may well be the tournament, that’s not all that it has to offer. Aboard, you can take advantage of all the modern-luxury amenities that Celebrity Eclipse® boasts including: spectacular vistas with sweeping veranda views, Qsine, a dining venue with a unique approach to cuisine, and the Lawn Club.

Witness sporting history, here.

Baltics & the World Cup

Azamara Club Cruises® pride themselves on providing a more-inclusive luxury cruise experience. You can board one of their ‘Boutique Hotels at Sea’ and embark on a journey of discovery to visit exceptional Baltic highlights. This itinerary is absolutely packed with exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences including departing from London Tower Bridge (including sailing out of London under the bridge) – but that’s not all. Arguably the best part of your cruise, is when you arrive in St. Petersburg to the marvellous excitement of the 2018 World Cup. In addition to watching the best football players in the world, you’ll be among the first spectators to visit Zenit Stadium. Designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, it is known as The Spaceship. As to who will win the 2018 World Cup? Watch this space.

Join the 2018 World Cup celebrations, here.

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