New Mega Ship to be Used as Floating Hotel for FIFA World Cup

Affiliate Disclaimer

Cruise ships will be used as floating hotels for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar including the new MSC Europa mega-ship.

Cruise Ships to be Floating Hotels for World Cup

MSC Cruises has signed an agreement with Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to charter two cruise ships to accommodate fans during the FIFA World Cup 2022 which will be in Qatar.

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises, said:

“We are delighted that Qatar has selected our ships to ensure that tourists who visit the country during the upcoming FIFA World Cup have high-end accommodation and services available to further enrich their experience. The tournament is one of the world’s most popular events and this will be another opportunity for holidaymakers from across the globe converging on Doha to experience our ships and enjoy the unique international experience that only MSC Cruises can offer.”

The cruise line will charter MSC Europe which is currently under construction in Saint Nazaire, France and once completed will be 205,700 gross tons. Also being chartered will be the MSC Poesia and together both vessels have a combines capacity of 4,000 staterooms.

Also Read: Construction Begins on 205,700 Gross Ton MSC Europa

The vessels will be berthed at the Doha Port providing fans with stunning views of the West Bay skyline. The ships will remain there for the month-long tournament which will kick-off on November 21, 2022.

In addition to floating hotels, Qatar’s other accommodation options will include hotels, apartments and fan villages.

Rendering: MSC Cruises

MSC Europa Cruise Ship

Feel free to discuss this topic and all things cruise at our new boards. A place where readers can ask questions, help their fellow cruisers and general cruise discussions on cruise lines and ports.

And if you like, feel free to cast your vote in the 2021 Cruise Ship Awards covering a range of categories, including best cruise ship and best cruise line.


We'll send you weekly newsletters to your inbox with the latest cruise news and tips.


MSC Europa Cruise Ship
Copy link