World's best event cruises

Party at Rio Carnival, watch sailing greats at America's Cup and soak up the glamour of Cannes Film Festival

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Cannes Film Festival cruise

Travelling for a major event or celebration is the ultimate way to experience a once-in-a-lifetime cruise holiday, where you can add a unique shore excursion to your voyage and put yourself in the middle of world-class action, from sports races to carnival week.

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Whatever your interest, whether it's tennis, fashion or film, an event cruise is perfect for being in the thick of it all and experiencing a cruise holiday like no other. You'll arrive at the port just in time to grab a seat at an anticipated show and watch it live, before having some time to explore the destination or sail to somewhere new.

A celebration cruise provides you with the opportunity to enjoy VIP tickets and some cruise lines even offer on-board entertainment, speakers and activities inspired by the itinerary's event.

On a Cannes Film Festival cruise in the Mediterranean, for instance, you'll enjoy scenic stops in tiny ports, as well as enrichment lectures and two days in Cannes to experience the glitz and glamour of the renowned festival. But the cruise with Silversea offers more, allowing you to experience two major events in one trip as it also takes in the Monaco Grand Prix for you to make this a cruise to remember.

If rubbing shoulders with royalty is your thing, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Braemar Highland Games cruise invites you to experience the thrill of the annual Scottish event, where you can raise a cheer for those competing in the gruelling caber toss or tug of war, while listening to bag-pipers march and even spot Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, who often attend the superb celebration.

From Rio Carnival to the FIFA World Cup in Russia, explore the world's best event cruises to book now.

World's best event cruises

World's best event cruises