Miray announced they had purchased the AIDAaura cruise ship and it is being renamed MV Lara. (The MV stands for Motor Vessel). I’ll be posting a lot more about the vessel here, but in the meantime (if you are curious):
The ship will go in for refurbishing, painting, etc. in Sept/Oct.
The residents (including me) are now being given their new cabin numbers and there is the expected bit of shuffling to make sure the new cabins meet the expectations of the residents with some swapping, upgrading, etc. I’m sticking with what I have most likely—the least expensive but a perfectly fine place to sleep for three years starting in November!
More posts coming soon now that things are settling out, and the itinerary is firm for the first year at least.
WAY too much going on for my taste to close out things here in Oranjemund. But I’m battling to get things properly sorted so I can start getting really excited about the trip!