P&O Cruises and Cunard will be showing live coverage of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship and London 2012 Olympic Games on board all ships within their fleets.
LONDON, ENGLAND, June 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Passengers will be able to watch these popular sporting events from the comfort of their ship, ensuring that enthusiasts don't miss out on any of the action by taking a cruise holiday this summer.
All 31 Euro 2012 matches being held in Poland and Ukraine between June 8 and July 1, 2012, will be shown live in the public rooms on board.
The London 2012 Olympic Games, being held in London between July 27 and August 12, will be given extensive coverage on board, with programming including rowing, athletics, diving, gymnastics, cycling, swimming and basketball being shown, in addition to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow said: "Entertainment on board our ships is an integral part of our passengers' holidays and we are delighted to be able to include coverage of these major sporting events on board. This gives everyone cruising with us the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing retreat without missing out on the excitement of these events.
"And of course for those not interested in watching, there are numerous other ways to enjoy time spent on board, from bars, restaurants, pools, spas and theatres. Every day can be tailor made to ensure a perfectly relaxing cruise."
Cunard managing director, Peter Shanks, said, "Televising signature events such as the Olympic Games for our guests builds on the strength of Britain's cultural and sporting calendar this year. The live coverage of UEFA and the London Olympic Games follows on from The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which Cunard (and P&O Cruises) will be screening on board as well as celebrating for real when all three Cunard ships arrive together in Southampton on 5 June. It all adds up to a great summer of sport and celebration for Cunard's guests."
All coverage will be shown live in public areas on board, and is satellite dependent.
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