Miray Cruises buys AIDAaura ship (MV Lara)

   June 30, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Miray Cruises (Turkey) has announced the launch of MV Lara (fka AIDAaura), a remarkable ship designed to revolutionize extended voyages. Due to the overwhelming demand following the initial release of "Life at Sea Cruises", Miray International has acquired a larger and more advanced vessel - MV Lara, to cater to the unprecedented enthusiasm of adventurous individuals worldwide.

MV Gemini, the ship that introduced "Life at Sea Cruises", will continue her voyages in the Aegean Sea, gracefully passing the torch to MV Lara. Although Lara is bigger than Gemini, she will still maintain an intimate atmosphere, providing residents with a sense of community during the three-year voyage. On board MV Lara, residents will experience a neighborhood-like environment and a feeling of belonging.

The new vessel will offer Life at Sea Cruises (ship) residents an enchanting blend of amenities and convenience. It features redesigned staterooms, a business center with offices, a cigar and wine bar, and other creative offerings. Additionally, there will be a 24-hour on-call hospital with complimentary medical visits, educational lectures, and opportunities for residents to participate in volunteer and philanthropic initiatives. Over the course of the 3-year journey, spanning 130,000 mi, MV Lara will visit 382 ports, 7 continents, and 148 countries.

This unprecedented 3-year cruise, curated by Robert Dixon, will showcase an extraordinary itinerary that includes 13 of the Wonders of the World, UNESCO sites, and other captivating destinations. Travelers will have the luxury of multiple days at each port of call, allowing for leisurely exploration and the freedom to embark on their own unique adventures.

Before her inaugural departure from Istanbul on November 1st, 2023, Miray Cruises will host a series of welcoming events and celebrations in Turkey for all confirmed residents. These festivities will coincide with the 100th-anniversary celebrations of the foundation of the Turkish Republic and set the stage for an unforgettable journey of a lifetime.