Explora I 2024
6th March
- Fly to Miami, USA
for overnight hotel stay
Thursday-Miami, USA
Friday-Miami, USA
embark Explora I
Saturday-Key West, USA
Sunday-at sea
Monday-at sea
Tuesday-Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
Wednesday-Gustavia, St Barthelemy
Thursday-St John's, Antigua
Friday-Deshaies, Guadeloupe
Saturday-Soufriere, St Lucia
Sunday-Port Elizabeth, Bequia
Monday 18th March-Bridgetown, Barbados
disembark & fly to UK

Nights on board10
Days at sea2
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The proposed new Explora I (2023: 63,900grt)

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MSC Cruises' large fleet of mega-cruise ships would not normally be our 'cup of tea' but they announced in 2021 that they would be launching a new luxury brand called Explora Journeys, with smaller ships and fewer passengers. The first of their new ships Explora I and Explora II would be built in Italy and would debut in 2023 and 2024. At 63,900grt but carrying only 922 "discerning travellers", the initial designs were attractive, spacious and competitively priced; so Andrew & I booked before anyone knew what this new 'product' or its new ships would actually be like....

For photos of Explora I and the ports visited on this cruise, see my album at Captain Martini >>

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See Detailed Mileage Log for this cruise >>

Cruise Mileage: 1,798 nautical miles
Total Mileage to date: 241,061 n miles

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