This new cruise will sail for three years around the world
If a week or two isn’t enough time on a cruise, Life at Sea has
If a week or two isn’t enough time on a cruise, Life at Sea has an alternative for you. The brand from Miray Cruises will offer a three-year cruise around the world visiting nearly 400 ports, the brand announced Wednesday.
The cruise will take place on the MV Gemini ship, which was originally built in 1992 and underwent renovations in October, Mikael Petterson, managing director of Life at Sea Cruises, said in an email. The vessel, which can accommodate nearly 1,100 passengers, will spend multiple days in each port during the voyage.
“Life at Sea Cruises offers the ultimate bucket list cruise without having to sacrifice the comforts of home,” Irina Strembitsky, Life at Sea Cruises’ director of sales and marketing, said in a news release. “It’s your home at sea with the world as your backyard.”
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When is Life at Sea’s three-year cruise?
The cruise will depart from Istanbul, Turkey on Nov. 1. In addition to the previous renovations, the ship will be “completely revitalized” this fall prior to setting sail on the three-year trip, Petterson said.
Cabins range from 130 square feet for Virtual Inside and Oceanview rooms, to 260-square-foot Balcony Suites, according to the release.
Where will the cruise sail?
MV Gemini will make its way to destinations across the globe, including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and Asia.
In addition to amenities like a swimming pool, sun deck and fitness center, the ship will feature a large business center with meeting rooms, 14 offices, a library and a lounge, so guests can work from the sea. The vessel will also have medical facilities.
How much does Life at Sea’s three-year cruise cost?
The sailing starts at $29,999 each year, per person based on double occupancy, and includes all meals, drinks, Wi-Fi, service charges and more, according to Life at Sea Cruises’ website. There is also a monthly payment option.
Life at Sea Cruises has a matchmaking program that allows residents to buy a cabin together for different periods and seasons, as well.
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One-way economy flights from New York to Istanbul start at $533 and $1,824 for business class, according to Google Flights.
Nathan Diller is a consumer travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Nashville. You can reach him at [email protected]