MSC Cruises Unveils Formula 1 Grand Prix Packages

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msc cruises and formula 1 join forces to launch a unique grand prix hospitality experience

MSC has partnered with Formula 1 to provide a luxurious experience during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2023. The cruise line’s ship, MSC Virtuosa, will be docked at the Abu Dhabi port throughout the race weekend to serve as a floating hotel during the Grand Prix.

The event runs from November 23 to November 27, 2023. 

MSC Offers Exciting Partnership With Formula 1

msc cruises and formula 1 join forces to launch a unique grand prix hospitality experience

MSC offers hospitality packages for F1 fans during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the final race of the 2023 Formula 1 season.

MSC is offering four packages providing fans with the ultimate F1 experience. The packages include free transfers from the ship to Yas Marina Circuit, onboard WiFi, access to onboard amenities, breakfast, dinner, and onboard F1-themed activities.

Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, said: “Formula 1 and MSC Cruises are great partners on many levels, and our successes are founded in teamwork. Not only this, but we are both driving towards sustainable change. We want to build the future of our industries and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. We are both working at the forefront of our industries and helping to make a real difference. And this is why we are committed to Formula 1 for the long term and have extended our sponsorship as Global Partner. We look forward to this special partnership going from strength to strength.”

The packages provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to immerse themselves in the Abu Dhabi F1 atmosphere on and off the track. 

Cabin Only is for a cabin experience only. This option is for those who have a Grand Prix ticket. Enjoy the all-inclusive experience with a free transfer, breakfast, and dinner in an elegant cabin to a deluxe suite. WiFi is available on board, along with themed activities, including the MSC Formula Racer Simulator. This offer starts at $800 per person. 

Cabin + F1 Ticket provides a cabin and an F1 ticket. This option is ideal for combining luxury accommodations with a ticket to the Grand Prix. You can choose your ticket for the 3-day event in the North Straight Grandstand, South Grandstand, or South Club. This package includes everything in the Cabin Only package and Grandstand entertainment. This offer starts at $800 per person. 

Cabin + F1 Experience includes the F1 Experience. The balcony accommodations combine two experiences: Fantastica and Aurea. The F1 ticket includes seats among the Premium North Straight, North Yas Suite, or West Yas Suite. You’re also given the opportunity of a Pit Lane Walk and Guided Track Tour. Don’t forget your championship Trophy Photo and the F1 Ambassador / Executive appearances onboard the ship during your stay. This offer starts at $1430 per person. 

Cabin + F1 Premium Hospitality provides the ultimate F1 Hospitality experience. You receive executive suite accommodations and a choice between Aurea experience or MSC Yacht Club. During the 3-day Grand Prix, you can choose between the Turn 1 Suite and F1 Paddock Club. The Turn 1 Suite Includes premium trackside views and table service. You will enjoy a Guided Paddock Tour and even more. This package gives you the chance to meet the drivers. This offer starts at $3530 per person.

MSC Extends Global Partnership Deal With Formula 1

formula 1 pit lane walk with team ferarri in the background

The packages are part of an extension of MSC Cruises’ global partnership with Formula 1. The cruise line is the Official Cruise Partner through the 2026 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

More ships are expected to join the program in the 2024 season.

Stefano Domenicali, president, and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We’re excited to extend our partnership with MSC Cruises, as both our brands share a commitment to innovation and excellence. This collaboration has brought exceptional results, and we look forward to enhancing our relationship further. Together, we’ll continue pushing boundaries and setting new benchmarks in sports and hospitality.”

Marcello De Lio
Marcello De Lio

Marcello's been cruising since he was 12 years old. He loves the freedom that cruising provides, meeting new people, and exploring amazing new ships. Marcello created High Seas Cruising to share his passion for cruising and travel with readers and grow a community of passionate voyagers.

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