Explora Journeys unveils revised sailings

Explora I’s reimagined itinerary will see it’s Middle East sailings in winter 2025

Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle brand of the MSC Group, unveiled sailings for EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II through to April 2026.

The carefully curated journeys offer an appealing array of different length sailings ranging from shorter journeys of between 6 to 8 nights, through to longer voyages of 19 to 21 nights and offer accessible homeports such as Barcelona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Miami or Bridgetown.

The journeys are thoughtfully designed to allow for a slower pace of travel, and to give travellers the opportunity to spend more time in each destination with overnight stays while in port to allow time to be fully immersed in the local culture and environment. At every destination, Explora Journeys will provide inspiring opportunities for guests to discover authentic cultural, historical, and culinary delights from an extraordinary perspective.

EXPLORA I’s journeys from October 2024 to April 2025 have been revised so that the ship will sail in the Caribbean and from April to November 2025, she will sail in the Mediterranean. In winter 2025 to 2026, EXPLORA I will sail the Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula.

EXPLORA II will sail her maiden journey from Barcelona, Spain to Civitavecchia (Rome) and then continue to sail in the West Mediterranean until November 2024 when she will cross the Atlantic to offer sun drenched Caribbean journeys during the winter months.

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman Cruise Division of MSC Group, said: “We have received incredibly high levels of satisfaction from the guests that have sailed with us so far. As the brand continues to grow and expand it is important that we listen to feedback and respond. As such, we have decided to refine our journey planning and I have been involved in designing the new journeys, drawing on my own travel experiences, bringing the personal touch that is at the heart of Explora Journeys.”

“We now have regular, shorter 7-night journeys that are convenient for those who have limited time and we have ensured that we feature easily accessible homeports. We know that time is precious and true luxury is about making memories and meaningful connections – this is the Ocean State of Mind.”