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An Extended Journey Of Bridges, Sunsets And Ruins

Ship: Explora I   
Departure: Friday, September 6, 2024
Nights: 14 nights
Departs:
Returns: Istanbul
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
4
Sea Days
Ports
10
Ports
Countries Visted
5
Countries
  • Itinerary

    An Extended Journey Of Bridges, Sunsets And Ruins

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, September 6, 2024 Venice (Marghera)
    2 Saturday, September 7, 2024 Rijeka, Croatia 08:00 19:00
    View of Rijeka, Croatia

    Rijeka (aka Fiume, Reka, Rika, all meaning ‘river’) is the deep water seaport of Croatia, located in an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. Historically it has been subject to many fierce and horrible disputes. The city’s economy depends on ship building, though this is now turning towards services and tourism. Read more about Rijeka, Croatia

    3 Sunday, September 8, 2024 Hvar, Croatia 09:00 18:00
    View of Hvar, Croatia

    Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea located off the Dalmatian coast. The climate is characterised by mild winters and warm summers, and this, together with beautiful beaches and Mediterranean vegetation, make it a most attractive tourist destination. Hvar town features a large public square - St Stephen’s Square - that is open to the sea, and in season the port is filled with large yachts. Read more about Hvar, Croatia

    4 Monday, September 9, 2024 Kotor, Montenegro 09:00 19:00
    View of Kotor, Montenegro

    Located along one of Montenegro's most beautiful bays is picturesque Kotor. The bay is the deepest natural inlet in the Adriatic Sea, and the scenery around it is spectacular. Its well-preserved Old Town - surrounded by an impressive city wall - nestles at the head of southern Europe’s deepest sunken river valley. Read more about Kotor, Montenegro

    5 Tuesday, September 10, 2024 Brindisi, Italy 08:00 18:00
    View of Brindisi, Italy

    Brindisi is an ancient city that sits on the boot's heel of long-legged Italy. It is one of the three main towns of the Salento Peninsula, and is sometimes called the Gateway to the East. It is also home to the end of the famous Apian Way, and while much of it is now paved, the end of this historic trading route, now enhanced with great steps and two imposing Roman columns, is still able to be appreciated. Read more about Brindisi, Italy

    6 Wednesday, September 11, 2024 Nydri,Lefkada
    7 Thursday, September 12, 2024 At Sea
    8 Friday, September 13, 2024 Athens, Greece 07:00 19:00
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. Read more about Athens, Greece

    9 Saturday, September 14, 2024 Mykonos, Greece 09:00
    View of Mykonos, Greece

    Mykonos is the principal town of the island of the same name, which is part of the Cyclades, and could well be described as the most sophisticated of the Greek Islands. Visited by innumerable international celebrities - you may even see some enjoying a coffee on the sidewalk - it is not surprising that it is considered by many to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is also an island with beautiful landscapes, scores of churches, some fascinating monuments, and windmills. Read more about Mykonos, Greece

    10 Sunday, September 15, 2024 Mykonos, Greece 13:00
    View of Mykonos, Greece

    Mykonos is the principal town of the island of the same name, which is part of the Cyclades, and could well be described as the most sophisticated of the Greek Islands. Visited by innumerable international celebrities - you may even see some enjoying a coffee on the sidewalk - it is not surprising that it is considered by many to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is also an island with beautiful landscapes, scores of churches, some fascinating monuments, and windmills. Read more about Mykonos, Greece

    11 Monday, September 16, 2024 Skiathos, Greece 08:00 20:00
    View of Skiathos, Greece

    Skiathos is a small island (population 6,000) off the eastern coast of Greece, in the Aegean Sea. It is a popular tourist destination with more than 60 sandy beaches along the coastline. The hilly interior, rising to 433 m, is covered with pine trees. Read more about Skiathos, Greece

    12 Tuesday, September 17, 2024 Thessaloniki, Greece 08:00 19:00
    View of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Thessaloniki is the capital of Greek Macedonia, and has a history that dates back to the fourth century BC. The rebuilt 20th-century city has a modern European layout, and is a hub for international trade and culture. Regarded by many as Greece’s ‘hippiest city’, the influence of the east is pronounced, both in the delicious food and the relaxed lifestyle. Read more about Thessaloniki, Greece

    13 Wednesday, September 18, 2024 Kavala, Greece 08:00 20:00
    View of Kavala, Greece

    Kavala is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia, at the northern end of the Aegean Sea. It is the second largest city in northern Greece. Kavala is not as crowded as the famous sights in central and southern Greece, and the climate in Kavala is much milder. Read more about Kavala, Greece

    14 Thursday, September 19, 2024 At Sea
    15 Friday, September 20, 2024 Istanbul, Turkey 07:00 Disembark
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

  • Ship

    Explora I Overview

    Explora I

    Immerse yourself in the electric pulse of city life paired with the opulence of European elegance on Explora I. Indulge in a culinary journey with five-star dining options, embrace serenity through ocean wellness offerings, and experience the pinnacle of modern convenience in elegantly designed suites, all while being captivated by the stunning vistas of the sea. As a proud member of the MSC Group, Explora Journeys is dedicated to pioneering a sustainable future. The Explora I is at the forefront of this vision, equipped with cutting-edge hybrid energy technologies, comprehensive waste management systems, and energy-efficient solutions. Explora Journeys uphold a steadfast commitment to the environment, ensuring that single-use plastics are never used onboard or ashore.

  • Cabins

    Explora I Cabins

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    Cabin Types

    OR, CR, SR, RR, CO, GP, PP, DP, PH, GT, OT4, OT3, OT2, OT1

    Average Cabin Size – 50.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 27.3 m2

    For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of the Ocean Residences. Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of the dedicated butler service, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea, separate living, dining and sleeping areas, spacious lounge area, dining table for 4 guests, spacious work desk area, private refrigerated mini-bar replenished according to the guest's preferences, espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas and a laptop-size safe.

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  • An Extended Journey Of Bridges, Sunsets And Ruins

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