Explora Journeys releases second vessel’s debut programme

Explora Journeys has unveiled Explora II’s debut programme, featuring 39 itineraries with 82 ports of call across 26 countries.

The itineraries, which are now on sale, run from August 2024 to the end of April 2025 and feature cruises in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India, the Indian Ocean and Africa.

Explora II (pictured) will first cross the Mediterranean reaching ports in Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Croatia.

After calling into Israel, Explora II will pass through the Suez Canal and visit Egypt.

Explora II will then sail into the Arabian Gulf and visit cities such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha before reaching the Indian coast.

Other destinations include the Seychelles, Maldives, Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, Kenya, Mauritius and South Africa.

Prices for the 21-night An Extended Journey to Sun-Bright Beaches, departing from Barcelona on August 12, 2024, start from £12,950.

Ports of call include Palermo, Sicily; Corfu, Mykonos, both Greece; and Paphos, Cyprus.

The lead-in price for the nine-night round-trip A Journey to Age-Old Red Sea Kingdoms sailing, departing Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on November 12, 2024, is £5,000.

Chief executive Michael Ungerer said: “This is a new chapter for the brand, we are extremely proud to unveil Explora II and these new itineraries.

“Our portfolio of destinations is constantly expanding, and we look forward to welcoming guests on board our ships to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences in incredible countries where they will be able to reconnect with themselves, whist connecting with the people they meet, the surroundings and the local communities.”

Explora II will feature 12 bars and lounges as well as six restaurants.

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