Explora II, which launches in summer 2024, will explore ports throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East, India, the Indian Ocean and Africa during its inaugural season. In total, the itineraries will include 82 ports across 26 countries.
Bookings are open for the 25 journeys and 14 extended sailings on offer between August 2024 and April 2025.
“This is a new chapter for the brand,” said Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys. “We are extremely proud to unveil Explora II and these new itineraries. Our portfolio of destinations is constantly expanding…”
Explora II will launch in the Mediterranean with itineraries visiting ports in Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Croatia. After visiting Israel, the ship will pass through the Suez Canal to visit ports in Egypt, then sail on to the Arabian Peninsula towards Saudi Arabia, cruising the coastline of the Red Sea and into the Arabian Gulf.
After the Middle East, Explora II will explore the coast of India, as well as the islands of the Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles and Maldives. Finally, the ship will explore Africa with stops in Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, Kenya, Mauritius and South Africa.
Explora II will be the second ship in the Explora Journeys fleet. Explora I debuts in July 2023.