MSC Cruises are taking the high seas to the fast lane.
msc cruises and formula 1 grand prix experience

Formula 1 fans are in for a ride (technically a sail) of a lifetime as MSC Cruises is partnering with the high-class racing group to offer a thrilling new experience for cruise guests with an opportunity to attend the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from November 24-26 this year. Talk about a Grand adventure! 

The MSC Virtuosa cruise will dock at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, where it will serve as a hotel for guests attending the 2023 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Onboard the ship, fans will be treated to a fully immersive Grand Prix experience, with fun F1-themed activities and entertainment to complement the extravagant event.

The stylish cruise ship boasts restaurants and bars, two theatres, a shopping mall, a Mediterranean-style promenade, a spa, a fully equipped gym, five swimming pools, a waterpark, and kids’ areas. With everything the MSC Virtuosa has to offer, guests can enjoy a memorable experience both on and off the track.

What does the experience include? 

  • The Cabin + F1 Experience will include trackside activities, access to the Turn 1 Suite, Paddock Club and Legend, insider access to a Pit Lane Walk, and a guided tour of the track.
  • All packages include complimentary breakfast and dinner, free Wi-Fi, and transportation to and from the track and the cruise ship.
  • The cruise ship will also feature Grand Prix-inspired events for adults and children.


This isn’t the first time MSC has met sports with its cruise experience. During the FIFA world cup in Qatar, the cruise line provided guests with a one-of-a-kind football experience, featuring live match broadcasts, guest appearances, and football-related activities onboard. 

MSC Virtuosa holds space for 4,842 guests at double occupancy, and packages for the hospitality experience are available now for purchase on their website.

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