New cruise start up Miray Cruises aim to begin cruises in the Aegean next month aboard Gemini.
Miray Cruises, which has worked closely with Turkish tour company Etstur since 2012, will operate Gemini for a five-year contract, with the added option of purchasing the ship, which has previously sailed with Celestyal Cruises and Cunard as well as being a sister ship to Fred. Olsen’s Braemar.
The launch of the cruise line was delayed earlier this year in May, due to the impact of Coronavirus. This year, the cruise line will offer eight sailings between 7 and 31 August, following safe social distancing procedures. In 2021, the cruise line expects to operate an enhanced season between April and October.
Miray Cruises is a new cruise line created by Miray International, a cruise ship management company operating since 1996. It has previously managed several ships, including Louis Aura, Aegean Paradise, MV Delphin and Med Queen.
The 3 and 4-night port-intensive itineraries depart from Piraeus, Greece, and Cesme, Turkey. Destinations include Syros, Santorini, Rhodes & Mykonos. Prices start from €499pp with children under 16 travelling free. All fares include food, entertainment and limited free drinks.