A cruise dedicated to legendary footballer Pele is to launch in June.
The Costa Serena will depart from Venice on June 28th and the man himself is expected to open celebrations.
During a press conference held in Madrid last year Pele invited other footballers to join the themed cruise.
"I would like to take this occasion to invite some of Europe's best footballers of the 20th century to take this cruise," he said.
"During my career as a footballer, I was often far from my family and my friends, but I have never forgotten the special atmosphere and the unique flavours of my country."
As well as celebrating football, passengers will also be invited to embrace Brazilian culture, with parties, music shows and traditional delicacies.
Destinations currently served by Costa Cruises
include the Far East, Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Written by Fiona Mayers