MSC & and F1® - A Unique Formula 1® Weekend On Board A ShipMSC Virtuosa  
F1® Weekend

MSC is the world's third-largest cruise company, with 21 supersized ships. After the tumultuous years of COVID-19 that hit the tourism industry and ocean cruises especially hard, MSC is now on a journey to find smart ways of utilizing its fleet of ships.

One of them is entering into a partnership with F1® Official. That's the Formula 1® company for all you non-racing fans.

MSC Virtuosa is one of the newest ships of the company, launched in 2021. It is a Meraviglia-Plus-class cruise ship that cost €800 million to build, and it can accommodate 6,334 people at full capacity (4,842 with double occupancy).

Virtuosa and Grandiosa are MSC's largest ships.

MSC Virtuosa Ship

MSC Virtuosa Cruising Ship

MSC Virtuosa's green credentials are impressive. Thanks to the state-of-the-art engines, the ship reduced sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by 98% and nitrogen oxide (NOx) by 90%.

MSC Virtuosa Outdoor Swimming Pool

The ship is high-tech too. For example, MSC Starship Club's humanoid robot is the first in the world to serve guests on the sea. It also has the largest shopping area at sea, with 11 boutiques and over 250 brands.

MSC Virtuosa Robot

MSC Virtuosa has all types of rooms, from elegant cabins to deluxe suites, and when you get back from the track, the ship is fully equipped with everything you are looking for.

MSC Virtuosa Suite

There is a great variety of restaurants, bars, leisure activities, kid's clubs, and entertainment.

MSC Cinema

MSC Dining

MSC's Virtuosa is all about big numbers, so it also has one of the biggest water parks at sea. The five pools can accommodate over 1,000 people!

MSC Virtuosa Water Slides

Between November 23 and 27 (from Thursday through Monday morning), MSC Virtuosa will be docked at the Abu Dhabi Port, a short ride from the Yas Marina Circuit, where the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held.


There are four accommodation packages to choose from, each with free rides to the race track and half-board dining.


The Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix packages range from accommodation only to including F1® tickets and different experiences.

F1 Paddock Club

Cabin only


• Wide accommodation choice, from elegant cabins to luxurious suites
• Free transfers to Yas Marina Circuit
• Wi-Fi onboard
• Half-board dining with breakfast and dinner included
• Themed activities onboard, including the MSC Formula Racer Simulator
• Onboard leisure activities and entertainment at your disposal!

F1 Truck Lap

Cabin + F1 Ticket


• Choose your cruise cabin between interior, outside, or balcony (in Fantastica experience)
• 3-Day Grandstand seat to choose among North Straight Grandstand, South Grandstand, and South Club
• Incredible track panoramic views

F1 Race Start

Cabin + F1 Experience


• Amazing balcony cabin; choose between Fantastica or Aurea experience
• 3-Day Grandstand seat to choose from among Premium North Straight, North Yas Suite, and West Yas Suite
• Exclusive Pit Lane Walk
• Guided Track Tour
• Championship Trophy Photo
• F1 Ambassador / Executive appearances onboard the Ship

F1 Race Start

Cabin + F1 Premium Hospitality


• Exclusive suite accommodation, choose between Aurea experience or MSC Yacht Club
• 3-Day Premium Hospitality Pass to choose among Turn 1 Suite and F1 Paddock Club™
• Turn 1 Suite includes premium trackside views and exceptional table service hospitality, Guided Paddock Tour, and exclusive extras
• F1 Paddock Club™ includes F1 Pit Lane Walk, Track Tour, F1 Drivers and Ambassadors appearances, open bar, and world-class dining experience

F1 Race

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