Qatar will have three MSC cruises available for fans and family members during the World Cup

Qatar will have three MSC cruises available for fans and family members during the World Cup

Nov 14, 2022

Less than a week to go until the start of the controversial World Cup in Qatar. Due to its limited hotel capacity, the Asian country will have three MSC cruises available for fans and families during the 2022 World Cup.

More than a million visitors are expected during the tournament, so the demand for hotels has been bestial. Although thousands of workers have been hired in recent years to build new hotels, there is a feeling in the Asian country that there will be a shortage of capacity. That is why Qatar has signed a deal with cruise liner MSC to increase the emirate's hotel capacity during the 2022 World Cup games, so that its largest ships can be used as floating hotels.

The cruise ships chosen as "hotels" will be MSC Opera, MSC Europa and MSC Poesia (more than 4,000 cabins) and will be docked in the port of Doha for 30 days.

It is not only the most affluent fans who will be staying on these luxury cruise ships, according to the newspaper "The Sun", the family members of the England team will be staying on MSC World Europa.

Want to know more about these cruises?

-MSC Opera, with a capacity for more than 2,500 passengers. This cruise ship has a beam (width) of 30m and a length of more than 250m. It has 9 decks and almost 900 cabins. Like all luxury cruise ships, it has an infinity of services and facilities such as: swimming pools, gymnasium, numerous shops, theatre, spa, casino... 4 restaurants and up to 7 bars!


-MSC Poesia, with a capacity for more than 3,000 passengers. This cruise ship has a beam (width) of almost 33m and a length of more than 290m. It has 13 decks and more than 1,000 cabins. Like all luxury cruise ships, it has a multitude of services and facilities such as: swimming pools, gym, basketball and tennis courts, numerous shops, theatre, spa, casino...5 restaurants and up to 10 bars!


-MSC World Europe, built this year 2022 and with a capacity for more than 6,000 passengers. This cruise ship has a beam (width) of 47m and a length (length) of more than 330m. It has 20 decks and more than 2,500 cabins. Like all luxury cruise ships, it has an infinity of services and facilities such as: swimming pools, gym, numerous shops, theatre, spa, discotheques, casino... 13 restaurants and up to 21 bars!