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MSC Cruises confirms MSC Opera will serve as floating hotel in Doha for FIFA World Cup

MSC Opera joins MSC World Europa and MSC Poesia in Doha during the same period
MSC Cruises has confirmed that MSC Opera will serve as a hotel between November 19 and December 19 for football fans travelling to Doha, Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar Tourism’s VP international markets, Philip Dickinson, told Seatrade Cruise of the arrangement last month.

The 1,075-cabin vessel joins the line's first LNG-powered vessel MSC World Europa, plus MSC Poesia in the city. The ships were already scheduled to provide the same function during this period.

MSC Opera

The arrangement follows cooperation between the cruise line and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.  Accommodation onboard MSC Opera can be booked for a minimum of two nights, either directly through the line or via a travel agency.

MSC Opera has a variety of lounges and entertainment venues including the La Cabala Piano Lounge, the Teatro dell ‘Opera theatre for evening entertainment, a range of restaurants, a spa, gym, swimming pools and whirlpools throughout the ship’s nine decks.