Qatar will house thousands of fans in luxury alternative accommodation for World Cup
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Qatar is providing cruise ship accommodation for thousands of fans who will be in search of a place to stay as the local area is pretty much booked up. Take a look inside the five star MSC World Europa below:
With the most controversial World Cup kicking off next week, the issue that most travelling fans are facing is a lack of accommodation.
Roughly 804,186 people have been allocated tickets in the first round of applications, which started with a whopping 17 million requests.
However, two cruise ships - the four-star MSC Poesia and five-star MSC World Europa - are now docked in Doha's West Bay, offering fans a luxury alternative to an ordinary hotel.
The ILoveQatar TikTok account describes the MSC World Europa as 'one of the modern floating hotels that will accommodate World Cup fans'.
"The ship includes an impressive World outdoor promenade and the largest dry slide at sea."
It seems that the MSC World Europa is the line's second most popular ship amongst UK guests.
The 5-star ship in Qatar, will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which 'paves the way towards the uptake of carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale'.
When it comes to the five-star cruiser, the cheapest prices for double/twin room appears to be $350 (£293.88), which includes a breakfast buffet.
The most expensive room available on ship can sleep up to four people and will cost $795 (£667.54) per night.
Football fans looking to board the four-star ship can expect to pay at least $179 (£150.30) per night including breakfast, the website shows, at the time of writing.
For two nights stay, it could set you back around $358 (£300.60) per stay for a two guest bedroom.
The five-star ship has a whopping 2,633 cabins with most basic rooms having a bed, wardrobe, bathroom and TV.
If you fancy splashing the cash, the MSC Yacht Club Owner's Suite includes a large balcony, a private whirlpool bath, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and a separate dining and living room area.
On-board, there are 13 dining venues to choose from along with many different bars.
There's also seven swimming pools, including one with a sliding roof.
Well, if your team doesn't do to well, at least you might have a whirlpool to fall back on.