Explora Journeys reschedules launch date for Explora I

Supply chain complications mean vessel will now depart from Southampton, UK, on 17 July 2023

Explora Journeys reschedules launch date for Explora I

Explora Journeys 

Explora I will depart on its inaugural cruise on 17 July 2023

By Alice Chambers |

Explora Journeys has rescheduled the launch of its first vessel, Explora I, due to supply chain complications.  

The ship, which is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, was originally scheduled to debut in May 2023. It will now depart from Southampton, UK, on 17 July 2023.

“From day one, our vision and purpose has been to create a travel and ocean experience like no other,” said Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys. “This must be truer than ever with the launch of our brand’s first new and groundbreaking class of ships, Explora I. To achieve this, we are working with one of the world’s foremost ship and superyacht builders to create the best luxury hospitality brand and experience.

“However, taking into consideration the challenging situation facing the world today including global supply chain complications we have had to take the difficult decision, agreed with the shipyard, Fincantieri, to update our ship’s coming-into-service schedule.”

The cruise line has informed travel agents and their customers about the new dates of the inaugural journey.

“The additional time at the shipyard and at sea prior to her first journey will be utilised to ensure that Explora I can and will deliver to the fullest on our brand’s promise and vision – making absolutely no compromise on quality and luxury, our primary objective,” said Ungerer.

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