Formula 1 and MSC Cruises introduce new fan hospitality packages

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Formula 1 and MSC Cruises have revealed new fan hospitality packages for this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

Fans will be able to purchase hospitality packages on the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa, ranging from cabin-only tickets through to the full F1 Experience option. The full works will include exclusive track activities such as a pit lane walk and a guided track tour.

From November 23-27, MSC Virtuosa will be docked at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and will serve as a hotel for guests. Fans will be able to see out the 2023 season in style with the full Grand Prix experience.

MSC Virtuosa not only allows guests to relax in style with comfortable accommodation, but it also boasts an array of amenities from restaurants and bars through to theatres, a shopping mall, a Mediterranean-style promenade, a spa and a gym. There are also five swimming pools, an interactive waterpark and kids’ play areas.

Choices for Formula 1 fans include a choice of cabin plus the F1 Experience package, which will include the trackside activities and all-inclusive hospitality through Turn 1 Suite, Paddock Club or Legend options.

Stefano Domenicali, president and chief executive of Formula 1, said: “We are thrilled to join forces with MSC Cruises and bring fans a unique and unparalleled hospitality experience during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023. 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.”

Gianni Onorato, chief executive of MSC Cruises, added: “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.”