Explora Journeys Unveils First Year of Sailings

Explora Journeys, the new luxury lifestyle travel brand of the MSC Group, unveiled its first year of Journeys – for its first of four vessels, EXPLORA I from May 2023, with a promise to take its guests to a harmonious mix of both well-known and off the beaten path destinations.

The Inaugural Journeys Collection covers the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the U.S. East Coast, Caribbean, South America and Hawaii.

Sailings start from 6-night journeys and culminate in a 44-night Grand Journey – EXPLORA I, in its inaugural year, will visit 132 ports in 40 different countries, including two destinations, Kastellorizo, Greece and Saint Pierre, Martinique that have not been visited by cruise ships before.

Discover Explora Journeys Sailings & Promotions below and start planning with an Avenue Two Travel Advisor!

EXPLORA JOURNEYS` DESTINATIONS May 2023 – May 2024

Santorini, Greece

MEDITERRANEAN

May – June 2023: Inaugural Mediterranean Journey:

  • A MAIDEN JOURNEY INTO MARE NOSTRUM: Barcelona, St Tropez, Calvi (Corsica), Rome, Fiskardo (Kefalonia), Istanbul, Athens
  • Mediterranean Grand Journey: Barcelona, St Tropez, Calvi (Corsica), Rome, Fiskardo (Kefalonia), Istanbul, Athens, Patmos, Bodrum, Kastellorizo, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Gozo, Ibiza, Barcelona
  • Mediterranean and Western Europe destinations: Barcelona, St Tropez, Calvi (Corsica), Rome, Fiskardo (Kefalonia), Istanbul, Athens, Patmos, Bodrum, Kastellorizo, Santorini, Mykonos, Gozo, Ibiza, Malaga, Cadiz, Portimão, Lisbon, Porto, St. Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, S aint-Malo, Honfleur
Copenhagen, Denmark

NORTHERN EUROPE

July – August 2023: Inaugural Norwegian Journey:

  • EPIC FJORDS AND ARCTIC CIRCLE: Southampton, Kristiansand, Hellesylt/Geiranger, Ålesund, Molde, Trondheim,Svartisen Glacier and Arctic Circle,  Narvik, Honningsvåg, Tromsø  
  • Northern Europe Grand Journey: Southampton, Kristiansand, Hellesylt/Geiranger, Ålesund, Molde, Trondheim,Svartisen Glacier and Arctic Circle, Narvik, Honningsvåg, Tromsø Leknes – Lofoten Islands, Brønnøysund, Flåm, Bergen, Stavanger, Skagen, Copenhagen, Rønne, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Visby, Riga, Klaipeda, Gdansk, Copenhagen, Göteborg, Oslo, Stavanger, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Bruges, Southampton.

UNITED KINGDOM

August 2023: Inaugural United Kingdom Journey:

  • SCOTTISH LOCHS AND THE MILITARY TATTOO: Southampton, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Invergordon, Stornoway, Oban, Liverpool, Glasgow
  • Extended United Kingdom Journey: Southampton, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Invergordon, Stornoway, Oban, Liverpool, Glasgow, Fort William, Portree, Kirkwall, Lerwick – Shetland Islands, Thorshavn – Faroe Islands, Reykjavik

ICELAND & GREENLAND

September 2023: Inaugural Iceland & Greenland Journey:

  • ARCTIC GEYSERS, CALVING GLACIERS AND FIERY LANDS OF ICE: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Prins Christian Sund Waterway, Paamiut, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Strait of Belle Island, Sydney, Saint John, New York City
  • Extended Iceland to North America Journey: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Prins Christian Sund Waterway, Paamiut, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Strait of Belle Island, Sydney, Saint John, New York City, Newport, Boston, Saint John, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec City
NYC Lower Manhattan skyline at night

USA EAST COAST & CANADA

September – October 2023 Inaugural North American East Coast Journey:

  • ATLANTIC PROVINCES AND CANADIAN MARITIMES: New York City, Newport, Boston, Saint John, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec City
  • Extended North American East Coast Journey: New York City, Newport, Boston, Saint John, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec City, La Baie, Baie-Comeau, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Charlottetown, Halifax, New York City

CARIBBEAN

November 2023 – March 2024: Inaugural Caribbean Journeys:

  • A YACHTSMAN`S PARADISE: Miami, Key West, Spanish Town, Deshaies, Falmouth Harbour, San Juan
  • BRITISH ISLES, CREOLE IDYLLS & MIAMI MAGIC: San Juan, Gustavia, Basseterre, Samana, Ocean Cay, Miami
  • Panama Canal Passage: Bridgetown, Kralendijk, Willemstad, Oranjestad, Cartagena, Puerto Limon, Crossing the Panama Canal, Panama City
  • Caribbean Destinations: Miami, Key West, Spanish Town, Deshaies, Falmouth Harbour, San Juan, Gustavia, Basseterre, Samana, Ocean Cay, St. John`s (Antigua and Barbuda), Castries, Bridgetown, Roseau, Kralendijk, Willemstad, Saint-Pierre, Kingstown, Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos), Santa Marta, Cartagena, Colón, Soufriere, Bequia (Saint Vincent an the Grenadines),  Oranjestad

SOUTH AMERICA, PACIFIC COAST AND HAWAII

January – February 2024: Inaugural South American Journey:

  • CELEBRATING TWO CARNIVALS IN BRAZIL: Bridgetown, Devil`s Island, Fortaleza, Salvador De Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Pôrto Belo, São Paulo
  • March – April 2024 Pacific Coast destinations: Quepos, San Juan del Sur, Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Vallarta, Ca bo San Lucas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Astoria, Victoria, Vancouver

April – May 2024: Inaugural Hawaiian Journeys:

  • HAWAII’S VOLCANOS & THE MAGIC OF KAI: Vancouver, Hilo, Honolulu
  • “NO KA ‘OI” OF HAWAI’I: Honolulu, Lahaina, Nawiliwili, Victoria, Vancouver
  • Extended Hawaiin Journey: Vancouver, Hilo, Honolulu, Lahaina, Nawiliwili, Victoria, Vancouv

Promotion

Save up to 10% by Booking Early and Paying in Full. This benefit can be combined with: Flexible Journeys, Extended & Grand Journeys savings, Journeys for Solo Travelers, additional guests and younger traveler savings. Promotion is combinable with the Virtuoso Exclusive Amenity: receive up to €300 Virtuoso Exclusive Amenity Journey Experience Credit Suite!

  • Available up to 180 days prior to departure
  • Our Flexible Journeys policy applies
  • Expected full payment within 3 days
Valid for Travel Now Through 31 Jan 2024

All Inclusive Journeys

  • Welcome bottle of champagne and spirit of choice upon arrival
  • Sophisticated cuisine across 9 distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining
  • Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar
  • High-speed, unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Access to the spa thermal area
  • Wellbeing and fitness programmes onboard and ashore

Contact an A2T Advisor today to learn more about Explora Journeys Sailings & Promotions!

ABOUT EXPLORA JOURNEYS

Explora Journeys is redefining ocean travel for a new generation of discerning travellers. With the first of four luxury ships scheduled to set sail in 2023, remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-travelled ports for a journey that celebrates discovery. Its ships are equipped with the latest in environmental-supporting and marine technologies, Explora Journeys will introduce a unique all-inclusive luxury travel experience for those who want to explore differently. Whether onboard or ashore, guests will reconnect with what matters most—themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them. With 461 oceanfront suites, every guest will enjoy sweeping sea views and a private terrace, while being spoilt for choice with nine distinct culinary experiences, four pools, private cabanas, a spa, and redefined entertainment.

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