Explora Journeys delays delivery of Explora II

Explora Journeys has delayed the delivery date for its second ship, Explora II.

The vessel was initially scheduled depart on its maiden voyage on August 11, but its launch has been pushed back to September 12.

The line said it had made the decision as “more time is needed for the final finishes to the ship to guarantee the highest quality luxury standards and to ensure that the new ship delivers to the fullest on the brand’s promise of an unmatched luxury ocean experience”.

Explora II will now depart on its seven-night maiden journey on September 16, departing from Rome and calling at Sorrento, Lipari, Trapani and Siracusa in Sicily, Valletta and Tarragona.

The line said customers booked on affected sailings will be contacted directly or through their travel agent to arrange an alternative sailing on Explora II or on sister ship Explora I.

Last year, Explora Journeys was forced to delay the launch of its first ship, Explora I, due to an issue with materials used on the vessel.

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