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MSC Cruises and Formula 1 Partner for Grand Prix Experience

MSC Cruises is ramping up its partnership with Formula 1 and will be providing a unique and high-end “hotel” at this year’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November. 

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises commented, “Through this exclusive hospitality offering we are bringing together the very best of two worlds – Formula 1 and MSC Cruises. By collaborating together, we are integrating the incredible atmosphere at the track with the incredible experience on board our ships to create an unrivaled and truly memorable race experience for fans of all ages.”

MSC Cruises will dock the glamorous MSC Virtuosa at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal from November 23-27 as a cruise ship hotel to include a fully integrated Grand Prix experience. Guests can choose from a range of available packages that combine accommodations, race tickets and exclusive insider access to F1 experiences to make for an unforgettable weekend. 

Packages include cabin only options if you already have race tickets, or cabin and Formula 1 Grandstand tickets. If you are looking for the ultimate Formula 1 weekend, you can purchase the cabin and F1 Experience. This gives fans access to trackside activities, premium all-inclusive hospitality, insider access to a Pit Lane Walk, a Guided Track Tour, and more. 

All packages include breakfast and evening meals, free WiFi and transportation to and from the track. MSC Virtuosa’s location is just a short drive from the track and the city center. The ship is a perfect base for the long weekend. 

Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1, said, “We are delighted to join forces with MSC Cruises and bring fans a unique and unparalleled hospitality experience during the season finale at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix™. With luxurious accommodations, exclusive insider access, and the convenience of all-in-one race packages, we’re confident that this partnership will make the race weekend truly unforgettable.”

The floating hotel will offer guests multiple amenities like restaurants and bars, theaters, a shopping mall, a spa and gym, a waterpark and more. Fans can enjoy themed activities, parties and entertainment, along with programming just for children. 

If you are interested, you can cruise on over and book your experience today.