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Explora Journeys Explora 1 Named in NYC

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Explora 1 in NYC

This article is Explora Journeys Explora 1 Named in NYC. It is about the naming ceremony for Explora 1. Explora 1 is MSC’s luxury cruise brand Explora Journeys first ship.

The images are all from Explora Journeys.

Luxury brand Explora Journeys

Explora Journey’s is MSC Cruise Line’s all luxury cruise brand. The company is building environmentally friendly ships as well as is targeting the luxury cruise industry.

The brand offers all suite accommodations and currently has one ship operating, Explora 1.

Naming Ceremony

In exciting news, Explora 1 was officially named in New York City on October 12, 2023.

MSC Cruises Brand Explora Journeys held a private industry event for VIP’s at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York.

Explora 1 in NYC
Explora 1 in NYC – Photo by Explora Journeys

The cruise line held a gala dinner, special naming ceremony and provided a preview of the ship to many travel industry professionals.

Explora 1’s Godmother Dr Sylvia Earle named the ship. Dr. Earle is a renowned marine biologist and oceanographer, at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

Naming of Explora 1
Naming of Explora 1 – Photo by Explora Journeys

Following the naming ceremony, Explora Journeys had a special night party and celebration.

Explora 1

Luxury ship Explora 1 has has 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences, six restaurants, 12 indoor and outdoor bars and lounges, four swimming pools, extensive outdoor decks with private cabanas and nearly 1,000 square metres of wellness and fitness facilities.

Explora 1 will travel around the world on special cruises throughout the world.

Fortunately for people in the US, you can check out Explora 1 this winter on several Caribbean itineraries.

Special Events

Naming ceremonies for ships can be a lot of fun.

Explora 1 in NYC at night
Explora 1 in NYC at night – Photo by Explora Journeys

Last year I MSC Hosted me for the naming of of MSC Seascape at the same location in Manhattan. You can read about my experience on MSC Seascape here.

Did you attend? If so, please comment below and let us know about the experience!

Check out the press release from Explora Journeys here.

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