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Delivery of EXPLORA II delayed, new date announced

  • Cruises
  •   06-20-2024  11:52 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Delivery of EXPLORA II delayed, new date announced
The Explora I. (Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

Explora Journeys and Fincantieri announced today (June 20) a joint decision to set a new date for the delivery of EXPLORA II.

After careful and detailed reviews of EXPLORA II, the cruise line and ship builder said they decided that more time is needed “for the final finishes to the ship to guarantee the highest quality luxury standards and to ensure that the new ship delivers to the fullest on the brand’s promise of an unmatched luxury ocean experience.”

EXPLORA II will now be delivered on Sept. 12, 2024, and the maiden journey of the new vessel will take place on Sept. 16, 2024, departing from Civitavecchia (Rome) in Italy, with a seven-night journey to Sorrento, the island of Lipari, Trapani and Siracusa in Sicily, Valletta in Malta and Tarragona in Spain.

Journeys start at seven nights and can be extended to 14 or 21 nights with all departures from easily accessible ports such as Civitavecchia and Barcelona, while avoiding repetitions of ports during the combinable voyages.

Explora Journeys is contacting affected guests booked on the voyages either directly or through their travel advisors to arrange an alternative journey on EXPLORA II or sister ship EXPLORA I, which is also sailing in the Mediterranean Sea.

EXPLORA II will sail in the Western Mediterranean with visits to many less-explored destinations, such as Portofino, Porto Cervo, Saint-Tropez, Calvi, Mahon and Monte Carlo, with sailings including overnight and longer stays in port.

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