The first-ever three year cruise is bound to set sail this November, 2023. Disclaimer: Not apt for those prone to sea sickness.
There’s two types of people in this world. Those who love nothing more than a boat ride, and those who tremble in fear at the thought of swaying inside a vessel at sea – but if you’r reading this far ahead we’re guessing you’re not part of the latter. And if that is the case, then you’re in for some good news. As of November 2023, the first-ever three year cruise is bound to set sail as part of Miray Cruises.
Described as a floating hotel of sorts, a stay in the MV Lara. It may not be cheap, but it isn’t more expensive than a rental in New York either. Starting at $30,000 per year, The MV Lara will set sail from Istanbul, and will span over 130,000 miles covering 382 ports, 7 continents, and 148 countries. Amongst all these destinations, the guests onboard will get to experience the 13 of the Wonders of the World, UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as other intriguing locations.
Completely aware of the challenges that might occur on board, the three-year long cruise will host a 24-hour medical hospital, educational and enriching lectures, and opportunities to engage in volunteer and philanthropic initiatives. Besides these, the three year ride at the MC Lara comes with an all-inclusive, gym access, a salon, a spa and plenty of golfing opportunities (because that’s the clientele, it seems). All of this is particularly important in Miray Cruises’ strategy to make turn these cruises into a new way of living, mimicking (as much as possible) life in a close-knit neighbourhood.
Let’s Talk Money
Whilst the offer is appealing, one of the reasons most people immediately discard the possibility of boarding the ship is often financial. However, when breaking it down, the three-year long cruise seems to make more financial sense than what it may initially seem.
There are different types of cabins on a trip. The smallest is 130 square feet and costs $29,999 per person per year. For a three-year trip for two people, it’s $179,994. The bigger cabins are double the size and cost up to $109,999 per person, and the cheapest cabin with an outdoor view is $36,999 per person.
Unsurprisingly, to go on the trip, you have to commit to all three years. However, there’s an option to share a cabin with someone else and split the travel, which means two couples can share one cabin and take turns traveling.In turn, if you’re traveling alone, you get a 15% discount on the double occupancy rate.
The only thing worth noting is that you need to make a down payment of at least $45,000 to secure your spot.