Guests relax beside the pool on board MSC World Europa on November 12, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

MSC Cruises launched a new luxury liner ahead of the Qatar World Cup.
The ship is expected to host more than 6,700 fans at the World Cup.
A single night’s stay on the docked ship during the World Cup starts at $220.

MSC Cruises just launched a new cruise liner called the MSC World Europa. The luxury cruise is currently moored in Doha, Qatar, and is expected to host thousands of fans during the World Cup in November.MSC World Europa cruise ship in Qatar.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique, one of the world’s biggest shipyards, started construction on MSC World Europa in 2019. The ship was fully constructed and delivered to MSC Cruises in October, and it’s scheduled for its maiden voyage around the Middle East in December.

MSC World Europa is slated to be used as a hotel for fans at the Qatar World Cup from November 19 to December 19.

MSC Cruises did not reply to Insider’s requests for comment.

MSC Europa is the largest ship in the cruise line’s fleet — it has a gross tonnage of 215,863. In comparison, the Titanic had a gross tonnage of 46,328, which is about four times less.Guests relax beside the pool on board MSC World Europa on November 12, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

The MSC Poesia and MSC Opera, two other cruises in the fleet, are also currently docked in Doha to accommodate fans. MSC Cruises has a fleet of 22 ships.

Source: MSC Cruises

The massive ship has 22 decks and 2,633 cabins, which means it can accommodate more than 6,700 guests at a time.Lower deck on MSC Europa.

The ship is large enough to accommodate 2,138 crew members.

Sources: MSC Cruises 

The ship is designed with a yacht club, which is an area exclusive to VIP guests.Top deck and yacht club in the MSC Europa.

The yacht club has 152 cabins and two suites, accounting for a fraction of the 2,633 cabins on board. Its amenities include a private pool and 24-hour butler service.

Booking up a yacht club cabin for the ship’s nine-day maiden voyage start from $2,290.

Source: MSC Cruises, Clean Cruising

A nine-day cruise around Qatar and the United Arab Emirates costs around $1,070 for an entry-level interior cabin. The ship is …read more

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A massive new cruise ship is set to function as a floating hotel for the Qatar World Cup, and rooms start at $220 a night. Take a look inside.

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