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MSC Cruises Launches “Fully Integrated” F1 Grand Prix Experience

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MSC Cruises is offering a “fully integrated” Grand Prix™ experience onboard MSC Virtuosa – the ship will serve as a cruise ship hotel at the Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix™ on 24-26 November.

MSC Virtuosa will dock at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal while offering comfortable and stylish accommodations combined with an array of modern amenities & entertainment.

Guests can enjoy the ship’s restaurants and bars, two theatres, a shopping mall and Mediterranean-style promenade, the spa and fully equipped gym, five swimming pools, an interactive waterpark, extensive kids’ areas and so much more.

Sales for the packages opened on 15th March 2023 and can be booked here.

A range of different packages is available, combining accommodation, race tickets and exclusive insider access with F1® Experiences.

From elegant cabins to deluxe suites, fans will find a host of accommodation levels available aboard MSC Virtuosa, all with half board (breakfast and an evening meal), complimentary Wi-Fi and transfers to and from the track.

Packages start with a cabin-only option for those who already have race tickets or a cabin + Formula 1® Grandstand ticket option.

Also available is a choice of cabin + F1® Experience that includes exclusive trackside activities, through to premium all-inclusive hospitality (Turn 1 Suite, Paddock Club and Legend).

This includes exclusive insider access such as Pit Lane Walk, Guided Track Tour on a flatbed truck, Formula 1® personnel appearances, and more.

The Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal where MSC Virtuosa will be docked is just a short drive from the circuit, allowing guests to get there and back with ease thanks to complimentary transfers.

In addition, the city centre is very close by, making the ship a perfect base for the weekend. MSC Virtuosa will be in port from 23 to 27 November, allowing guests the opportunity to extend their race weekend.

The cruise line is also offering guests a specially designed programme of themed activities, parties and entertainment, as well as a dedicated kids’ programme.

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 unrivalled and truly memorable race experience for fans of all ages.”

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.”

To book the package, go to msccruises.co.uk/f1-hospitality-abu-dhabi

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