Qatar 2022 World Cup: England fans can stay on a 5-star cruise ship
England fans can stay in football heaven during the Qatar World Cup on a cruise ship packed with bars, restaurants, a nightclub, six swimming pools – and even an 11-deck helter-skelter.
The five-star MSC Europa will be moored off the Arabian Gulf state to provide additional accommodation for supporters attending the winter football showpiece.
It offers Three Lions fans the chance to enjoy all the luxuries of a luxury liner without worrying about seasickness.
The ship promises to become the ultimate party boat serving alcohol non-stop in the Muslim country.
It even has its own barbershop so fans can keep their hair trimmed for the five weeks of the tournament.
A cabin with a double bed and bunk beds designed to sleep four will cost £486 per night for a minimum stay of four nights, while VIP suites will cost up to £1,900 per night.
The ship – which will be moored in the quays of Doha, the capital of Qatar – has been specially equipped to welcome fans.
The FIFA accommodation guide, organizer of the tournament, says the ship – which will be moored in the quays of Doha, the capital of Qatar – is a “brand new vessel with a revolutionary design and technology”. .
“It offers a unique hospitality experience for fans of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar with an impressive open-air promenade and an extensive range of accommodation options – from luxurious suites with stylish private facilities to comfortable cabins traditional,” he said.
“For thrill seekers, try the state-of-the-art architectural dry slide with 11 decks, descending rapidly through the ship.
“Or you can dive into six stunning pools and 14 ocean-view hot tubs.
“For something more relaxing, treat yourself to the Balinese-style wellness center and spa, which includes hot spring baths, a beauty and barber shop, and a fully equipped gym.
“Treat your taste buds at 13 dining venues including classic American steakhouse Butcher’s Cut, Kaito Teppanyaki Grill & Sushi Bar, Latin American street food-inspired Hola! Tacos & Cantina, Chef’s Garden Kitchen, and Grill La Pescaderia traditional seafood.
“There are also numerous bars and lounges including the Masters of the Sea Pub, the Elixir – Mixology Bar, a South Asian style tea room, the Emporium coffee bar and a fully stocked gin bar.
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“There’s also a nightclub or theatrical event space as well as a kids’ club for younger kids.”
Places on the four-star MSC Poesia cruise hotel – which will be moored nearby – start at £136 per night.
It has sushi and wine tasting bars, a poolside cinema, a cigar lounge and a nightclub.
English WAGs were so impressed with cruise ships that they chose to stay on board rather than in hotels or luxury apartments in town.