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Bookings open for Explora I’s autumn/winter 2024-2025 itineraries

Explora I will call at Manaus, offering journeys up the Amazon River
Explora I will embark on 23 voyages and two grand journeys between September 2024 and April 2025, with itineraries encompassing 73 destinations in 24 countries.

Eight of those destinations will be a first for Explora Journeys, including Macapá, Alter-do-Chaõ and Manaus in the Amazon, and the Devil’s Island in French Guiana. 

Bookings are open for the autumn and winter 2024-25 sailings operated by the first ship in Explora Journeys’ planned fleet of six. 

Stated Sacha Rougier, head of itinerary planning and destination experiences, Explora Journeys, ‘Guests will have the chance to delve into an exhilarating celebration of diversity: From private tours of MoMA in New York City to thrilling boat expeditions up the Amazon; discovering new shades of blue on a hidden Caribbean island or being fully immersed in the biggest show on earth with our exclusive Explora Journeys carnival experience in Rio, where they’ll be granted insider access to join the vibrant performers.'


The voyages start in the far north of North America’s East Coast, then sail to the Caribbean and South America before crossing the Atlantic to Europe.

Highlights include an eight-night ‘Journey to Trailing Whales and Falling Leaves’ itinerary sailing from New York City on October 8, 2024 for Boston, Portland and Halifax, the mystical Whale Corridors and the Gulf of St Lawrence, and finishing in Quebec City.

Explora I will offer journeys up the Amazon River and into the Brazilian rainforest, complete with torchlit kayak tours and forest trails to remote tribal villages. In Manaus, guests will witness the confluence of where the Rio Negro joins the Rio Solimoes and in Santarem where the Amazon meets the waters of the Tapajos.

‘A Journey into Wild and Wonderful Amazonia’ will depart Bridgetown, Barbados on November 22, 2024 and sail to French Guiana’s Devil’s Island before heading to Macapá, Alter-do-Chaõ and Manaus in Brazil. Later that month on November 29, 2024, the ‘A Journey to the Meeting Waters on the Almighty Amazon’ itinerary will get underway. It will involve sailing up the Amazon to Macapá and Bequia before returning to Bridgetown.

‘A Journey of Tantalising Transatlantic Adventures’ sails on April 3, 2025 from Bridgetown on a 14-night transatlantic crossing. Passengers can spend days at sea before exploring Cape Verde. The ship will also stop to take in the natural attractions of the Canary Islands, followed by Madeira, before arriving in Lisbon, Portugal on April 18, 2025.

Grand Journeys

Explora I’s grand journeys – the 28-night ‘A Grand Journey to Amazonia & Tropical Isles’ and the 32-night ‘A Grand Transatlantic Odyssey in the Atlantic’ – will allow passengers the opportunity to visit the Caribbean, the Amazon and the the ocean beyond.