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Explora Journeys has unveiled details of Explora I’s 2023 inaugural Caribbean season, which will be followed by a deployment to Europe for jaunts through the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.

From November 2023 through March 2024, travelers on the luxury vessel’s Caribbean itineraries will enjoy experiences that tend towards the off-the-beaten-path spots, with slow travel as the focus. Some highlights of Explora I’s season include a visit to the USVI’s Virgin Gorda and the spectacular formations of The Baths National Park and the views from Gorda Peak National Park; a U-boat submarine experience in Curaçao to explore shipwrecks and deep-sea sea creatures; a stop in the Dominican Republic’s Samana province and Los Haitises National Park with its caves and mangroves; and a visit to Guadeloupe for diving into the Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, to name but a few.

Explora I’s European Season

From May through September 2024, Explora I will deploy to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The ship’s summer season kicks off with a transatlantic crossing from Miami, FL, to Lisbon, Portugal. The itineraries will offer a collection of popular hotspots with off-the-beaten-path ports, including eight Mediterranean and four Northern European sailings. Among the highlights: France, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Norway. Overnight stays will be part of the experience. This Mediterranean exploration is replacing the Alaska season.

“Our June to September 2024 Mediterranean and Northern European sailings are designed to showcase not only the beauty but above all the rich diversity of these regions, providing an unforgettable journey for all who embark on these adventures,” said Sacha Rougier, head of itinerary planning and destination experiences at Explora Journeys, in a press statement. “Our team has carefully crafted experiences in each destination that will enrich our guests and make each journey truly memorable.”

Of note: Explora Journeys is also extending its 2024-2025 Caribbean season, meaning Explora I will be in that region from October 2024 through April 2025. The ship’s maiden journey will depart Southampton, UK, on July 17, 2023, for a 15-night sailing that will end in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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