Miray Cruises to provide accommodation for Turkey-Syria earthquake victims

Miray Cruises to provide accommodation for Turkey-Syria earthquake victims

The cruise line will also organise activities for the children onboard

Miray Cruises has announced that it's joining the relief efforts in the wake of the major earthquake that struck both Turkey and Syria earlier this month.

According to the cruise line, its Gemini vessel will remain docked in the Port of Iskenderun through mid-March providing relief housing for 1,056 people. 

An additional vessel will be provided if necessary.


With mostly families onboard, Miray will provide all meals, activities for children and medical services for those on the ship.

Acquired by Miray in 2020, the Gemini is set to offer a summer itinerary in the Eastern Mediterranean starting on 19 March 2023.

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Originally operated by Crown Cruise Line, the Gemini was built in Spain by the Union Navale de Levante shipyard and was considered the largest ship ever constructed in the country at the time. The 20,000-ton vessel has capacity of 1,074 passengers at double occupancy.

The ship also served as floating accommodation during two different Olympic Games: the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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