MSC Cruises, Visit Qatar & Qatar Airways team up for ultimate famil

MSC Cruises, Visit Qatar & Qatar Airways team up for ultimate famil
Edited by Travel Weekly


    MSC Cruises, in collaboration with Visit Qatar and Qatar Airways, recently welcomed a group of 12 lucky trade partners from Australia and New Zealand onboard MSC Virtuosa for a journey through the Arabian Gulf.

    Setting sail from the dazzling city of Doha, Qatar, guests embarked on a mesmerizing seven-night cruise, indulging in the luxurious comforts of Aurea balcony cabins as they ventured to captivating ports of call including Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.

    Go kart racing in Abu Dhabi. (Supplied) 

    In Abu Dhabi, trade partners were treated to an exhilarating visit to the Yas Marina Grand Prix track, where they embraced their competitive spirit racing each other in thrilling go-karting sessions.

    To ensure the ultimate cruising experience, MSC Cruises’ business development executives, Brenton Reidy and Alka Thapar, spared no effort in curating a seamless journey for trade partners.

    From dining in specialty restaurants such as Kaito Teppanyaki and The Butchers Cut to embracing their inner race car driver on the MSC F1 simulators, every moment was infused with excitement and joy.

    Trade partners also indulged in well-deserved pampering at the MSC Aurea Spa, where access to thermal spas, saunas, massages, and rejuvenating treatments awaited. It was a true embodiment of luxury and relaxation at sea.

    The adventure continued with a two-night stopover in Doha, offering a delightful immersion into the cultural wonders of the city.

    Highlights of the stopover included explorations of the Katara Cultural Village, the vibrant Souk Waqif, and relaxation at the exclusive B12 Beach Club.

    Jumping for joy. (Supplied)

    Thrill-seekers experienced the adrenaline rush of dune bashing on a Desert Safari at the Inland Sea and conquered the world’s longest water slide at the state-of-the-art Meryal Water Park, which is yet to officially open.

    The experience aboard MSC Virtuosa left a lasting impression, with two trade partners even booking future cruises while still onboard. It’s a testament to the remarkable experiences and exceptional service that MSC Cruises continues to deliver.

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