Three floating hotels fully booked for first week of FIFA World Cup: MSC

Doha: Bookings for the first week of the World Cup have reached 100%, said MSC Cruises Group, owner of the three floating hotels moored at the port of Doha.

According to estimates by MSC Cruises Group, the capacity of the three cruise ships reached 10,000 beds, and bookings for the first week of the World Cup reached 100%.

MSC Opera, the third cruise ship to serve as a floating hotel during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, has arrived in port in Doha.

MSC Opera will join MSC World Europa and MSC Poesia which arrived at the port of Doha earlier, to provide a luxurious hospitality experience for fans of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Qatar Tourism Chairman and Qatar Airways Group Managing Director, HE Akbar Al Baker said in statements yesterday that the provision of accommodation and leisure services on board floating hotels reflects the strenuous efforts made to organize the best World Cup in history.

MSC Opera is a modern floating hotel that offers luxurious services to World Cup fans with a variety of room options ranging from traditional sea view cabins to balcony rooms and luxury suites, in addition to multiple dining options and programs and entertainment for all ages.

With a length of 275m and a beam of 32m, the 13-deck MSC Opera can accommodate nearly 2,679 people with 1,075 rooms.

The floating hotels are one of the many facilities provided by the State of Qatar to fans of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, offering multiple booking and accommodation options throughout the tournament, including apartments, villas, fan villages and the usual hotels.

Cooperation between Qatar and MSC Cruises dates back to 2016, when Doha welcomed the Group’s first giant cruise ship, MSC Fantasia.

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