ARE YOU FOOTBALL FAN SEARCHING FOR A LAST MINUTE ACCOMODATION IN DOHA, QATAR?

Book your room on MSC Opera Cruise Ship Hotel

Searching for an accommodation in Doha for your vacation in Qatar with family or friends? Choose MSC Opera and live your football passion with the excitement of a cruise ship hotel. While you are at the stadium enjoying football matches, your friends and family will be thrilled to live the amusing activities of the ship and enjoy the magic of Qatar.

For last-minutes tickets holders searching for an accommodation in Doha, you no longer need to browse through pages and pages looking for a solution. In November and December, MSC Opera will be docked at Doha Port, the perfect starting point to easily reach Qatar stadiums and live out your love for football. The Cruise Terminal is only a 10-minute shuttle ride from Souq Waqif, Doha's finest traditional market.  

The world's most exciting football tournament deserves one-of-a-kind accommodation. MSC Opera offer a variety of room options, from traditional and ocean-view rooms to balcony rooms and luxurious suites. You can choose to book your room with breakfast only or full board with drinks package*, so you have nothing to worry about. With a wide choice of lounges and bars on board, watch the games and cheer for your country! Grab a drink and make new friends with football fans from all over the world.

MSC Opera is the best you could ask for to support your national football team: an anthemic accommodation for an anthemic event. Choose now your dates and book online your room!

 

*Please read our FAQ section for more information

 

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faq

Please check below the most frequented asked questions regarding MSC Opera Cruise Ship Hotel

GENERAL INFORMATION

- What dates will MSC Opera be operating as a cruise ship hotel in Doha?

MSC Opera will be docked in Doha for 30 nights from 19/11/2022 until 19/12/2022.

- Is there a minimum night stay?

Yes, two nights. 

- Can Guests decide to extend their stay even if they have finalized their booking?

Yes, depending on room availability, they can extend their stay by making a new booking at least 4-days prior to their check-in date either on board or via the “Future Cruise” desk.

- What is the fee for additional guests sharing the same room?

Prices are calculated on double occupancy and include hotel service charges. Third and fourth guests have to pay a fee of 75€ each per night with the B&B option or 165€ each per night with the full-board option.

- Are children allowed on board MSC Opera cruise ship hotel?

Yes, although they must share their accommodation with at least one person who is 18 years or older.

- Is there a discount for children?

No, however babies and toddlers between 0 to two years old are free of charge.

- Can single Guests book an accommodation?

Yes, they can but 100% single supplement will apply.

- Can Guests bring pets to the accommodation?

There is a “no animals/ pets” policy for our cruise ship hotels.

- How many accommodations can Guests book?

Only 1 room per booking. A multi-room booking is not allowed.

- Can Guests choose their own accommodation?

Guests can select their preferred room type choosing between interior, outside, balcony and suites. The room numbers will be automatically assigned and can be changed by MSC Cruises for operational reasons.

- Which are the payment terms?

Full payment is required no later than 63 days prior to check-in scheduled date.

- Which is the cancellation policy?

A 100% penalty will apply for any booking cancellation.

- Will MSC Voyagers Club Guests get dedicated benefits and rewards booking an accommodation on MSC Opera cruise ship hotel?

No, the MSC Opera cruise ship hotel operation is excluded from the offers eligible for our MSC Voyagers club members. No rewards or point allocations will be granted.

- Where can Guests find the terms and conditions of sale and payment terms? 

MSC Opera cruise ship hotel terms and conditions are available here.

ACCOMODATION - FOOD & BEVERAGE

- What type of accommodation can be booked on board MSC Opera?

MSC Opera Guests can book among a wide range of accommodations: From interior to outside and balcony rooms as well as luxurious suites, MSC Opera has it all to meet everyone’s budget.

- Is there accommodation available for Guests with disabilities?

Yes, accessible interior rooms fitted out especially for people with disabilities and/or reduced mobility are available. On board MSC Opera, all rooms for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility are interior rooms and have only single beds.

- What are the Food & Beverages options?

Guests have a choice of either a Bed & Breakfast or full board option. 

 

  • When confirming a Bed & Breakfast option at the time of booking, Guests will still have the possibility to upgrade to the full-board option but only once on board with an additional 110€ p.p. per day). 
  • When confirming the Full-board option at the time of booking, Guests benefits from a discounted rate (90€ p.p. per day) vs our on-board rates.

- What does the Bed & Breakfast package include?

It includes either an American or Asian breakfast, both offering a large choice of menu. American Breakfast includes various cold cuts, cheese, dairy products, breads, bread rolls, Danish pastries and cakes. Asian Breakfast includes fruits, tea, coffee, juices and hot water.

- What does the Full Board package include?

It includes breakfast (same offer as the B&B package), as well as lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner, all of them inclusive of the “Dine and Drink” package.


  • Lunch includes various appetizers such as cold cuts, cheese, grilled vegetables, various salads, dressings, salad condiments, meat dishes, side dishes, vegetarian dishes and desserts. In the buffet there are also snacks such as pizza, burger and hot dogs.
  • Afternoon snacks includes pizza, burgers, fries and a selection of salads with condiments and dressings. There are also various cakes, tartes, desserts and cookies as well as hot water and coffee.
  • Dinner includes cold cuts, cheese, grilled vegetables, various salads, dressing, salad condiments, bread, bread rolls, roasted meat as well as vegetarian dishes and desserts.

- What is the “Dine and Drink” package included in the full-board option?

The “Dine and Drink” package offers a variety of drinks served by the glass including white, red, rose and sparkling wine, draught beer, mineral water, fountain soda and fruit juices by the glass.

- Where can Guests use the “Dine and Drink” package?

The “Dine and Drink” package can be used in the main restaurant during lunch and dinner opening hours and in the Buffet area during the main mealtime only.

- Are Guests able to purchase lunch or dinner as they need, once on board?

Yes, once on board, guests can decide to purchase their lunch at 50€p.p. and dinner at 60€ p.p. Both lunch and dinner are inclusive of the “Dine and Drink” package.

- Is the food Halal?

Yes, all food served on board the ship is Halal.

- Can MSC Cruises accommodate for any special requirements Guests need?

Yes, they need to fill in the Special Needs Form on our website. Special needs shall be provided at the time of booking and no later than 2 days prior to the check-in date on board MSC Opera.

- What other services are included with accommodations?

There’s an impressive choice of entertainment and facilities such as Broadway-style shows, pools and Jacuzzis, Kids and Teens area, gym.

- Which services can be bought as add-ons?

There are a wide range of products and services that can be bought onboard. These include payments for bars, mini bars, shops, internet/wifi, shore excursions and related services, SPA treatments, hairdresser, private fitness services, laundry, room service, photos, phone and fax, medical services, baby phone rental and Kids around the Clock services.

- What currency is used onboard?

Euros are used for purchases on board the ship.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

- What are the travel requirements to enter the state of Qatar?

Guests need to be in possession of the Hayya card to enter the state of Qatar and access the stadiums. It is the Guests’ responsibility to proceed with the Hayya card application online prior to booking. For more information about the Hayya card application procedure, visit https://hayya.qatar2022.qa/

 

Please note that starting from 2nd December 2022 non-ticketed fans with a Hayya Card will also be allowed to enter Qatar and book the MSC Opera Cruise Ship Hotel.

- Are there any specific health and safety requirements to enter the state of Qatar?

It is the Guests’ responsibility to consult and comply with the travel requirements to enter the state of Qatar, prior to their travel. For the latest updated information, consult here.

EMBARKATION & USEFUL INFORMATION

- When do Guests receive their e-ticket?

Guests receive their e-ticket 4 days prior to their check-in date.

- What are MSC Opera check-in and check-out times?

MSC Opera check-in will take place directly on board at the reception desk starting from 3pm; all Guests are required to be checked-out and disembark by 11am at the latest.

- Is it possible to check-in earlier than the official check-in time?

No, we kindly ask our Guests to present themselves from 3pm onwards on their check-in day.

- Is there any security procedure prior to boarding MSC Opera?

For security reasons, MSC Opera Guests and their luggage may be searched and any item that MSC Cruises considers a security risk for passengers or crew members (such as weapons, alcohol, food, diving knives, kettles, irons, drones, Galaxy Note7, etc.) will be confiscated and not returned. Firearms will not be accepted on board and immediate disembarkation will be required.

- How far is MSC Opera located from the various stadiums?

MSC Opera will be docked at Doha port. Its location is within easy reach of public transportation connecting the various stadiums and tourist’s spots. Here are the approximative distances to the various stadiums:

 

  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium: approx. 22km  
  • Al Bayt Stadium: approx. 39km
  • Al Janoub Stadium: approx. 16km
  • Al Thumama Stadium: approx. 8km  
  • Education City Stadium: approx. 14km
  • Khalifa International Stadium: approx. 12km
  • Lusail Stadium: approx. 15km  
  • Stadium 974: approx. 2km

- Is a shuttle service available from Doha port?

Cruise Ship Hotel guests will benefit from a free shuttle bus service, from Doha port to Souq Wakif South to reach its metro station. This shuttle bus service will operate 24 hours a day, with a 15min frequency from 8am to 3am, and a 30min frequency from 3am to 8am.

- Is a parking available at Doha port?

MSC Cruises does not offer parking options in Doha port.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please check here the Booking Terms and Conditions for MSC Opera Cruise Ship Hotel in Doha.