The Grand Cruise Terminal is the new passenger terminal at the Doha Port.
The terminal will be a dedicated docking space and passenger terminal for the luxury cruises such as the MSC Europa and MSC Poesia that will host World Cup fans in Qatar.
It will continue to be a port of access for passengers of cruise liners after the World Cup.
Aesthetic views, state-of-the-art facilities and an intriguing aquarium make this terminal an attraction.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team shows you what's inside the Grand Cruise Terminal from two perspectives:
Once you reach the terminal, you will be in awe of the distinct classic architecture of the terminal. Multiple arches of various sizes are put together to make this building a masterpiece for viewing.
Here's a quick look at what you can expect to see:
🚢Here’s a peek at the new Grand Cruise Terminal at the Doha Port! The terminal will host floating hotels for #WorldCup visitors.#Qatar #ILoveQatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCup2022 #GrandCruiseTerminal #DohaPort #QatarWorldCup pic.twitter.com/FM0GYzPBkK— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) November 13, 2022
When you arrive at the departure side of the terminal, you will be welcomed by cruise staff and will be guided towards a security check.
To assist you with your documentation and boarding, you will be guided to one of the many numerous check-in counters.
Once your check-in procedure is complete, you will be guided towards the cruise boarding area.
If you are to spend some time waiting before your boarding or for any other reason, there is abundant seating.
You can pick something up from the many vending machines on-site for refreshments.
The aquarium is a mesmerizing sight to see, and here's a glimpse:
🛳️ The new Grand Cruise Terminal also features an aquarium!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) November 13, 2022
⚽World Cup 2022 fans who booked a stay at the floating hotels can catch a glimpse of the underwater world in the arrival area of the Grand Cruise Terminal when they cross immigration and enter Doha.#Qatar #ILoveQatar pic.twitter.com/4YzNBXglre
An unmissable feature of the terminal is the larger-than-life aquarium that welcomes passengers on the arrival side of the terminal. The aquarium can be spotted once you reach the immigration.
When you depart from the cruise and enter Doha, you will be directed towards the immigration and luggage collection area.
You can access a currency exchange and an Ooredoo machine with assistance. Ooredoo is one of the network service providers in Qatar). You will also be able to spot an ATM and an information desk.
Within the arrival space, you can access toilets (including those for the disabled) and prayer rooms.
Once you have reached this point, you will exit the terminal and enter Doha.
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