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Life at Sea Cruises

Rendering of Life at Sea Cruises' Ship MV Gemini ((Photo: Life at Sea Cruises)

About Life at Sea Cruises

Life At Sea Cruises is a subsidiary of Turkish ship management company Miray International which is headquartered in Istanbul and has offices in Florida, Malta and Athens.

The company works in all areas of cruise operations including staff recruitment and training, cruise ship project planning -- including new-builds and refurbishing vessels -- floating hotel charters, berthing arrangements and assisting with onboard services including IT, menus and meeting spaces. Miray International has a team of 900 international employees.

Miray also has a cruise arm called Miray Cruises, which offers sailings in the Greek island. Most recently Miray founded the new travel brand Life at Sea Cruises to operate one ship, the MV Gemini, on the world's first-ever three-year world cruise on .

The line upgraded and revitalized the 1,074-passenger MV Gemini, which it owns, ahead of the sailing departing in November 2023. The refurbishment includes creating a large business center to attract passengers that will be able to carry on working remotely during the sailing.

Editor's Note: Negotiations between Life at Sea Cruises and Miray broke down in May 2023. Life at Sea is reportedly considering utilizing another unnamed cruise ship to operate this voyage, but has not communicated any firm decisions at this time.

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  • Who goes on Life at Sea cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Life at Sea cruise?


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Life at Sea Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Life at Sea cruise ships?

The line is looking to attract professionals, particularly those who adapted to working from home or remotely during the pandemic and want to that a step further and become "nomadic workers" and travel the world. With this in mind, MV Gemini has been fitted out with a large business center that includes office space, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and Starlink Internet which provides the fastest Wi-Fi at sea.

Additionally, this one-of-a-kind cruise -- with its reasonably priced fares -- will certainly appeal to retired folks without too many land-based commitments who can either lock up or let out their homes for the duration.

Do I have to dress up on a Life at Sea cruise?

As a floating home from home, passengers -- or residents as they are referred to by Life at Sea Cruises -- are free to wear whatever they feel comfortable in. There is no dress code and there are no formal nights. Indeed, the main issue with clothing will be what to pack for a three-year cruise, so it is likely most folks will opt for casual attire with layers for the different climates visited and pick up extra clothing along the way.

Is everything free on Life at Sea cruises?

Pretty much. Life at Sea Cruises describes itself as offering "the first reasonably priced all-inclusive world cruise" starting from £29,999 per year. The fare includes all meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages with dinner, access to the business center and use of office equipment, entertainment, gym and sports facilities, housekeeping and laundry services, port fees and taxes, service charges and Wi-Fi. Very unusually for a cruise ship, there is no charge for visits to MV Gemini's medical center. Friends and family can also visit free of charge while the ship is in port, and stay overnight. The only extras are salon and spa services, extra drinks and shore excursions.

What are Life at Sea’s most popular activities?

With two to three days at each of the 375 ports being visited during the epic sailing, the main attraction will be the opportunity to visit 135 countries around the globe and take in world-famous sights such as the Egyptian Pyramids, rock carved city of Petra in Jordan and India's iconic Taj Mahal, to name just a few. Independent travelers can opt to make their own shore arrangements, and organized excursions from the ship will also be available for a fee. Passengers will also have the option to participate in volunteering and philanthropic initiatives.

Onboard the ship there is a golf simulator and gym for keep-fit enthusiasts and other activities include a program of enrichment talks.

Best for: 40+ globetrotters and active retirees looking to live, work and play at sea on a first-of-a-kind three-year sailing with plenty of inclusions.

Not for: Time-crunched cruisers, families and anyone who can only spend a limited time away from home

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