Explora Journeys Unveils Sailings Through 2026

Explora Journeys unveils sailings through 2026 for EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II from homeports of Barcelona, Rome, Miami, and more.

Explora Journeys Unveils Sailings Through 2026


  • Winter 2024 will see two ships in the Caribbean to support the brand’s growth in North America
  • Newly devised journeys offer convenience and accessibility while offering experiences off the beaten track

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

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

Explora Journeys Unveils Sailings Through 2026

The journeys are thoughtfully designed to allow for a slower pace of travel, and to give travelers the opportunity to spend more time in each destination with overnight stays. This allows 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.

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman Cruise Division of MSC Group, “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.”


EXPLORA I’s journeys from October 2024 to April 2025 have been revised so that the ship will sail in the Caribbean. Her winter 2024-2025 season starts with a Grand Journey from Barcelona to the Caribbean featuring Bridgetown, Pointe-à-Pitre, St John’s, and San Juan.

From April to November 2025, EXPLORA I will sail in the Mediterranean where guests will enjoy the effortless style of Mediterranean living. They can take in the aromas of sea air, aromatic herbs, and citrus notes while discovering a medley of cultural, historical, and culinary delights. They can revel in the untamed beauty of the Eastern Mediterranean with the striking azure of the Aegean Sea islands and the idyllic Dalmatian coast.

In winter 2025-2026, EXPLORA I will sail the Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula. Guests can explore a region steeped in history and culture or escape to the tranquility of a desert oasis.

Explora Journeys Unveils Sailings Through 2026


EXPLORA II will sail her maiden journey from Barcelona, Spain to Civitavecchia (Rome). She will visit Ibiza, Spain; Port-Vendres, France, encompassing the spirit of a charming waterfront village; picturesque Portofino, Italy; nestled among olive-covered slopes; Monte-Carlo, Monaco and Port Santo Stefano in Italy, one of Italy’s best-kept secrets fringed with hidden coves and lighthouses.

She will 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.

In May 2025, EXPLORA II will spend the summer sailing an enchanting collection of journeys with convenient embarkation in Barcelona or Civitavecchia/Rome.

She will then spend Winter 2025-2026 in the Eastern Caribbean with warm breezes, white sands, and the glittering blues of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can journey to Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe; Roseau, Dominica; Little Bay, Montserrat; and Marigot, St. Martin.

More on Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys’ ships offer refined yet effortless luxury. Thanks to their size, they offer an incredible richness of experiences, while maintaining a feeling of intimacy and exclusivity.

With six diverse restaurants and 11 different bars and lounges, guests can indulge in a culinary journey of discovery.

Relax by one of the four beautiful swimming pool or unwind with the ocean-inspired wellness facilities all while enjoying spacious suites created to offer a real ‘Home at Sea’.

SOURCE Explora Journeys


Are you happy to hear that Explora Journeys unveils sailings through 2026? Would you consider sailing on this luxury cruise brand from the MSC Group? Drop us an anchor below to share your thoughts on these new vessels.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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