Third cruise ship is hired by Qatar as a floating hotel during the World Cup.

The World Cup hosts in Qatar chartered a third cruise ship on Monday to function as a soccer fan hotel anchored in Doha Port, adding much-needed rooms for the event.

Geneva-based Just six weeks before the World Cup is set to begin on November 20, MSC Cruises made the announcement. From November 19 to December 19, the 1,075-cabin MSC Opera will be available.

Prices for the Opera started at 470 Swiss francs ($470) per person per night during the group stage, with a minimum two-night stay, according to information posted on the MSC website on Monday.

Because Qatar does not have enough hotels to accommodate all of the teams, employees, volunteers, 

and World Cup visitors, the country is establishing camping and cabin sites, renting cruise ships, and enticing visitors to stay in other nations and fly in to games.

MSC previously agreed to an agreement with the Qatari government in 2019 to supply two ships with around 4,000 cabins each as floating hotels.

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