Qatar charters another cruise ship to accommodate FIFA World Cup fans

 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 

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Organizers of the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup in Qatar have chartered another cruise ship to accommodate Football World Cup 2022 guests.

The cruise ships will provide more than 1000 rooms to the fans coming to attend the month-long event.


The World Cup will begin on November 20th and an estimated 1.5 million people will arrive in Qatar for this event. Doha, the capital city of Qatar has a hotel room capacity of 31,000.

This number does not even come close to the number of rooms required for the event.

Qatari Organizers are on a war footing trying to arrange accommodations for the fans of the FIFA World Cup, who will start arriving shortly.

Among the measures taken are, containerized cabins at the edge of the city, a tent “fan village” on Qetaifan Island, an assortment of apartments, and three chartered cruise ships operated by MSC Cruises to temporarily serve as hotels.

The three chartered MSC Cruise ships are the MSC World Europa, the MSC Poesia, and the MSC Opera.

The price for staying on the cruise during the games of the world cup is $469 a night.

Rooms will be rented out for at least two nights. The rents will also decrease as the event progresses and the participating teams start to leave.

The cost for a room aboard the MSC Opera can drop down to $360 in round 16 during the quarter-finals and to $220 in the final week of the games.

Several people are willing to commute to the country every day by airplane and some are planning to stay in the neighboring country of UAE.


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