Explora Journeys: laying of the keel of Explora II

Explora Journeys, the new luxury travel brand of the MSC group, today celebrated the laying of the keel of the second of four luxury ships, EXPLORA II, at Fincantieri in Castellammare di Stabia.

The 63,900 GT ship will be delivered in summer 2024. The first ship, EXPLORA I, is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, with launch scheduled for May 2023.

The laying of the keel in Castellammare di Stabia was held in the presence of senior managers of the owner and builder.

Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys, said: “We are very happy to celebrate this new milestone of Explora Journeys, which confirms our commitment to this new luxury lifestyle brand capable of integrating effective sustainable planning and optimizing social and economic benefits for the communities that will be touched by our ships, leaving a positive impression to the next generations “.

EXPLORA II will offer guests 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences, nine restaurants, ten indoor and outdoor bars and lounges, four swimming pools, large outdoor terraces with private cabanas, spa services and a wide range of entertainment.

All four ships in the Explora Journeys fleet will be equipped with the most innovative naval and environmental technologies.

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Emanuela Daniele