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Global Morning News – Barbados Luxury Cruise with Explora Journeys

Posted on: April 11, 2023

A New Kid in Town - Explora Journeys

Well the trend seems to be smaller more luxurious cruise ships and the latest addition to this family has just been added with Explora Journeys.

Explora I will start cruises in July this year and is being hailed as a game changer for the cruise industry.

This is true luxury and a fascinating story –

This is a story that starts in Sorrento with a Neapolitan ferry captain, Gianluigi Aponte, who – together with the Swiss sweetheart he met when she was a passenger on one of his crossings – went on to create MSC, a global shipping operation and the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company. Now this Swiss-Italian seafaring family are fulfilling their life-long dream and launching Explora Journeys, an exquisite, modern luxury cruise experience like no other.

All the rooms on the ship have a balcony and the smallest room is a whopping 377 sq ft. The average veranda stateroom is usually around 180 – 200 sq ft. That gives you an idea of the luxury you will be sailing in.

The cruise includes everything - Drinks, WIFI, gratuities, access to fitness and wellbeing programs, shuttle services from port to city.

The whole idea is that you get on board to relax and enjoy the ocean around you.

If you want to test this new product there is a great itinerary departing from Barbados this winter.

Travel Date:  November 27, 2023
Duration: 9 Nights
Trip Type: Ocean Cruise

Roundtrip from Barbados


  • Stopping at the less visited islands like Curacao, Dominica and Martinique
  • 10 Days Veranda Stateroom
  • All Inclusive
  • Drinks, WIFI, gratuities, access to fitness and wellbeing programs, shuttle services from port to city.

Special Price: $6,300 CDN per person

Book now and get the Early Booking Bonus – Price of $5,895 CDN per person - You Save $810 CDN Per Couple

Prices are per person based on double occupancy unless otherwise stated.

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