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CRUISE SHIP HOTELS: A truly unique accommodation experience for fans of FIFA World Cup 2022

According to a BBC report, ” Organisers estimate that about 1.5 million fans will attend the tournament, which takes place over 28 days (from November 21 – December 18, 2022). There are, however, only around 175,000 rooms for visitors traveling to the country. The total is made up of traditional two to five-star hotels and serviced apartments and villas that will be managed by 10,000 staff.”

With this limitation, the organizers thought of an innovative idea that as early as 2019, a deal was signed with a cruise company to lease two luxury liners – known as floating hotels – which will be docked in Doha Port during the tournament, providing 4,000 cabins for visitors. This is a brilliant idea instead of constructing hotels that will be underutilized after the event.

The MSC Poesia and the MSC World Europa will be permanently moored at DOHA’S GRAND TERMINAL which is close to BOX PARK QATAR (click here for location), and just 10 minutes by shuttle to the heart of Doha, Souq Waqif.

Both cruise ship hotels offer a variety of cabin options, from traditional and ocean-view cabins to balcony cabins and luxurious suites.

Each cruise ship hotel offers multiple dining possibilities and an entertainment programme for all ages.

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The MSC Poesia (click here to BOOK YOUR STAY)

Prices from
QAR 640.00 or USD 179.34 
Per unit, per night
  • 4-star
  • 1,265 cabins
  • Unique, stylish vessel
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Poolside cinema
  • Tennis and basketball court
  • 4 gourmet dining options
  • 15 bars and event spaces
  • Check-in/ out: 3 PM/ 11 AM

The MSC World Europa (click here to BOOK YOUR STAY)

Prices from
QAR 1,240.00 or USD 347.47 
Per unit, per night
  • 5-star
  • 2,633 cabins
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art vessel
  • 6 swimming pools
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Shopping and retail outlets
  • Longest dry-slide at sea
  • 13 eateries, including 6 fine dining options
  • Over 30 bars and event spaces
  • Check-in/ out: 3 PM/ 11 AM

Important Reminder: Please validate your Ticket Application Number in order to book a room. Your Ticket Application Number will determine the number of rooms you can book. Previously used Ticket Application Numbers will remain assigned to your profile and will show in the list below.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ ticketholders are currently prioritised for bookings on this Official Accommodation Agency website. You will need a valid Ticket Application Number to complete your booking.

Source of information: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Accommodation Agency.

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