P&O Cruises and Cunard Team Up to Show Rugby World Cup On Board

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The UK’s leading cruise lines, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line, will be making sure sporting fans can keep up to date while on their cruise holidays, as the Rugby World Cup 2011 will be screened on board the 10 ships within their fleets.

A total of 24 matches will be shown, starting from the opening game today and including all four Home Nations matches, quarter finals, semi-finals, bronze final and then the final, on October 23, 2011.

Matches will be shown live or recorded within 24 hours of the original kick-off time to enable games to be shown at convenient times for the ships in their various locations.

Games will be shown in popular sporting bars, pubs and other venues on board.

Carnival UK entertainment services general manager, Paul Wright, said: “The Rugby World Cup is of great interest to many of our passengers and we’re pleased that nobody will miss out by being on holiday with us throughout this time. At any one time we could have more than 19,000 passengers on board and rooting for one of the Four Nations to bring home the trophy.

“Not only will the games be shown but ships will be decorated and the officers and crew will really get behind the teams to support them and to celebrate with passengers. It should be a fantastic way to witness this great sporting event.”

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About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. Today, as trusted cruise experts, P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven cruise ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. Azura was launched in April 2010 – officially named by Godmother Darcey Bussell CBE and small ship Adonia will be added to the fleet in May 2011. P&O Cruises offers passengers the most stylish and contemporary holidays afloat including Caribbean cruises, Mediterranean cruises, & luxury mini cruises. P&O Cruises offer direct cruises from Southampton, or fly-cruise holidays from many regional airports. Don’t miss your chance to book a cruise with P&O Cruises today, with plenty of cruise deals online.

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