With Qatar’s creative approach on securing lodging for over 1M fans without building hotels that will certainly become white elephants, the idea of cruise ships is no longer a funny joke. Qatar has signed off on a partnership with MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) to utilize two of their vessels.
Qatar 2022 told us:
Will This Be Like a Regular Cruise?
“…cruise ships will operate as usual, including entertainment and alcoholic drinks. For the full board option please find below:
MSC World Europa & MSC Poesia:
Both are available to book on the Qatar 2022 portal.
MSC World Europa Details
The cruise ship offers six stunning pools and 14 whirlpool baths with views of the ocean. A Balinese-style wellness center and spa, which features thermal baths, a beauty salon and barber shop, as well as a fully equipped gym. 24/7 front desk, 24/7 room service, 24/7 security, club or executive level, concierge service, conference center, designated smoking area, dry cleaning, license to serve alcohol, lift, non-smoking policy throughout, salon/ hairdresser, shops/ boutiques
Full Board option includes:
- Breakfast , Lunch, Tea time and Dinner
- Drink and Dine Drinking Package:
- White, red, rose & sparling wines / Draught beer / Mineral Water / Fountain soda / Fruit Juices”
MSC Opera – Breakfast Only or Full Board
In October, it was announced that the MSC Opera will join Europa and Poesia and can only be booked directly with MSC. We published a separate article on MSC Opera to help and explain booking.
How to Book Accommodation:
Click here for our article on Qatar 2022 lodging site.
Click here for direct booking on MSC Opera as it is NOT on the Qatar 2022 site.
Click here for Terms & Conditions summary for cruises.
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- This is expected to help house 4,000 fans
- Price is unknown – though noted that a standard cabin is $590 (not sure on number of nights)
- The vessels are expected to remain at berth the entire time