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MSC Cruises and Formula 1 launch race packages for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

For diehard racing fans there is a choice of cabin plus F1 Experience that includes exclusive insider access, such as Pit Lane Walk
MSC Virtuosa will serve as a hotel throughout the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 24-26) with a range of packages available to passengers, combining accommodation, race tickets and exclusive insider access with F1 Experiences.

Based at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal from November 23-27 means passengers will have the opportunity to extend their race weekend. The circuit is a short drive from the vessel and complimentary transfers will be provided to reach it. The atmosphere of the event will also be reflected on board, with a specially designed programme of themed activities, parties and entertainment, as well as a dedicated kids’ programme. 

MSC Cruises signed a multi-year deal to become a Formula 1 global partner last year.

‘Through this exclusive hospitality offering we are bringing together the very best of two worlds - Formula 1 and MSC Cruises,’ said Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises. ‘By collaborating together, we are integrating the incredible atmosphere at the track with the incredible experience on board our ships to create an unrivalled and truly memorable race experience for fans of all ages.’

Stefano Domenicali, president & CEO of Formula 1, said that ‘With luxurious accommodations, exclusive insider access, and the convenience of all-in-one race packages, we're confident that this partnership will make the race weekend truly unforgettable.’ 


A variety of accommodation levels will be available, all with half board (breakfast and an evening meal,) complimentary Wi-Fi and transfers to and from the track.

Packages start with a cabin only option for those who already have race tickets, or a cabin plus Formula 1 Grandstand ticket option.

For diehard fans there is a choice of cabin plus F1 Experience that includes exclusive trackside activities through to premium all-inclusive hospitality (F1’s Turn 1 Suite, Paddock Club and Legend packages,)  including exclusive insider access such as Pit Lane Walk, Guided Track Tour on a flatbed truck, Formula 1 personnel appearances, and more.

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