Keen cruisers can now take a celebrity-themed voyage with everyone from Pele to Karl Rove, but surely the one they've all been waiting for is David Hasselhoff.

The actor famous for TV hits Baywatch and Knight Rider - and a bafflingly successful pop music career - is now promoting his Official World-Fan-Cruise on Costa Cruises' 113,000-gt Costa Favolosa (built 2011) from 4 to 9 November.

The self-styled Hoff will meet his adoring public in Savona, Italy, before travelling on to Rome, Barcelona and Marseille.

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