World Cup 2022: Inside £1bn England WAGs Cruise Ship

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Six swimming pools, 33 restaurants and bars, a theatre, fairground rides, and a 75-meter-high slide are all available to passengers as reported by Wales Online.

Luxury cruise liner

During the World Cup in Qatar, thousands of football fans as well as the wives and girlfriends of players will board this gorgeous luxury cruise liner.

Throughout the competition, the brand-new £1 billion liner MSC World Europa will be berthed close off the coast of Doha, providing visitors with a sumptuous experience and a bewildering array of available activities.

As the globe descends on Qatar, which is around 20 times smaller than the UK, hotels on land will be overbooked with 7,000 passengers for the tournament.

Many of the wives and girlfriends of the England team are apparently preparing to party on the ship, in addition to the hundreds of Wales fans who have already committed to staying on the MSC World Europa.

Ultramodern urban metropolis

They will be residing in part of the ship’s 2,633 cabins, which its owners have dubbed an “ultramodern urban metropolis.” Most of the basic accommodations, which are divided across 21 decks, include a bed, closet, toilet, and TV, but those who want even more luxury can choose from a variety of options.

The MSC Yacht Club Owner’s Suite is the most opulent accommodation on board, featuring all the standard features as well as a spacious balcony, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, a separate dining and living area, and even a private jacuzzi bath.

If that weren’t enough, there are a whopping 33 onboard restaurants and bars for guests to choose from, with options like a Latin American cuisine joint, an Asian grill and sushi bar, a Mediterranean fish restaurant, and an American-style steakhouse. One of the three onboard buffets is open 24 hours a day to satisfy those who are peckish even in the early morning hours. Food is supplied continuously.

Good news for guests

More good news for guests: while alcohol is now prohibited in stadiums as a result of FIFA’s decision to backtrack in response to pressure from the Qatari royal family, there won’t be a similar issue on board the MSC World Europa. While those seeking something more opulent can visit the gin bar, cocktail bar, or even the champagne lounge, fans can have a cool beer at the onboard pub, Masters of the Seas, which also has its own microbrewery.

The ship also includes an onboard tea house, coffee emporium, and juice bar to help those suffering a World Cup hangover even if you don’t drink alcohol or have perhaps consumed too much of it.

For those who can afford it, the luxury Yacht Club also referred to as the “ship inside a ship,” features 152 suites, a two-deck private sun terrace, pool, and restaurant, as well as a shimmering glass staircase covered in thousands of Swarovski crystals. Additionally, there is a butler and concierge on duty around-the-clock to take care of your every need if you don’t feel like leaving your suite one day.

Luxuries on-board

There will be a spa on board with saunas, steam rooms, and a “water cave” for individuals who want to treat themselves. The spa also offers massages, manicures, and haircuts.

Food isn’t everything. however, drinking and being pampered. There are many things to do to keep spectators and the families of the players busy in between games, including a roller disco, six swimming pools, 14 ocean-view whirlpools, and frequent musical performances. There are also DJ pool parties in the evenings.

Additionally, there is a sports complex featuring bumper car rides and football challenges, as well as a 1,150-seat 5D theatre where visitors can see movies or even World Cup managers. Children of all ages are cared for, and a mini and juniors club is operated on board, freeing up parents to relax in the pool or take a stroll down the 643-foot promenade.

Visitors might also wish to check out the two-story mall, which has a wide selection of upscale retailers, such as jewellery shops and a chocolatier, as well as a variety of pubs and eateries.

The Venom Drop

The Venom Drop, a 75-metre, 11-deck high helter-skelter that transports riders from the top of the ship past other guests’ balconies and into the promenade, is nevertheless maybe the most eye-catching aspect of the enormous ship.

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Source: Wales Online


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