“Street Ball” tournament at Cagliari Cruise Port
Original and innovative. These are the adjectives best attributed to the event that will take place today at the Cagliari Cruise Port. Cagliari Cruise Port will hold its own “Street Ball” tournament between the crews of MSC Divina and MSC Opera which will be moored at the Rinascita Pier.
“Street Ball” tournament was born in the USA that quickly spread all over the world and is played among 16 teams each made of three players.
Under the patronage of Cagliari’s Municipality, a productive collaboration from the Port Authority System of Sardinia Sea, the passionate enthusiasm of MSC Cruises and real support from many sponsors, the event will be displayed to the Authorities and Press during a Meeting onboard the MSC Divina, along with the participation of some of the company Managers.
Antonio Di Monte, General Manager of Cagliari Cruise Port commented:
“I revealed some information about the event during the last Seatrade Cruise Med, held in Lisbon last week, and I can confirm that the Cruise Lines appreciated the idea. This inspired us to consider this event as the first of a long series of a sports tournaments tailored for cruise crew. With a wordplay, we called it CAGLIARI CREW SPORTS”.
“MSC Cruises take cares not only of his guests, but also of those who work onboard, because they are considered part of a big Family” declared Gianni Pilato, Area Manager of the Company. “For this reason, from the beginning we did our best in order that this leisure moment could be realized with the maximum involvement from both crews. Each ship is equipped with a lot of crew’s areas dedicated at spare time, so adding more leisure moments, managing sport tournaments on ashore it’s definitely one of the best way to get friendship stronger and to live unforgettable moments for all people that work onboard”.
Cagliari Cruise Port is part of Global Ports Holding (“GPH”), the largest cruise port operator in the world. With the recent takeover of Zadar in Croatia and Havana in Cuba, today GPH has a portfolio of 17 ports in 9 Countries, providing services for over 7,3 million passengers reaching a market share of 24% in the Mediterranean annually. With a strong focus on operational excellence, enhanced security practices and customer-oriented services, the network of ports ensures the exchange of best practices.
MSC Cruises, an MSC group company, is the world’s biggest cruise brand with private assets and is a market’s leader in Europe and South America. Company’s ships sail all over the year in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, offering seasonal itineraries that also include North Europe, Atlantic Ocean, French West Indies, South America, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and India. With the ambitious industrial plan of 11,6 billion of euros without precedents in this sector, the fleet is going to reach 25 ships within 2026. With his offices in 70 Countries, MSC Cruise employs more than 23.500 people all over the world, on ground and on board of his ships.
This year Cagliari Cruise Port has been hosting MSC Divina and MSC Opera. As well from October 9th, MSC Meraviglia with 5.700 passengers will be the third MSC ship to visit Cagliari.