Cruise Ships Are Lodging Options For Fans In Qatar

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/19/qatar-world-cup-cruise-ships-floating-hotels

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 – 5 Star Amenities:

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

MSC Europa Cruise Ship 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”

How to Book Accommodation:

Click here for our article on Qatar 2022 lodging 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

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