Can’t say much at this point, six months before the 1 Nov departure. I hear there will be somewhere around 250 crew that will live on board, mostly from Greece and Türkjie. They are professional cruise ship workers supplied to Miray Cruises by a subcontractor as I understand it. Don’t hold me to that because I don’t have much information yet. I don’t know if any of them are on board for the entire three years, or if they will shift on and off every few months. I do know the plans are to be able to let the crew be a part of the community we will build, while at the same time adhering to the decorum rules they have for being crew on a passenger vessel. Personally, I’m looking forward to getting to know them! One of my favorite parts of foreign travel has always been getting to know the local staff of whatever it is I was involved in. I may post blogs about individuals, groups, general impressions, etc. We’ll see. I don’t have Greek or Turkish language skills, but I’m told they speak English well since that is the “kind of” official language aboard cruise vessels. Maybe they will teach me some phrases! It would be interesting if I speak more Greek or Turkish in three years than the bits and pieces of Afrikaans, Otjiwambo, Oshiherero, Nama and Damara that I’ve picked up in eight years in Namibia!