As the holiday season approaches, Explora Journeys unveils the festive offerings on board EXPLORA I, the first of up to six ships from the MSC Group’s luxury lifestyle brand. This season, guests are invited to experience the magic of the Holidays and New Year’s Eve against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean.
Over the holidays, EXPLORA I will sail from December 22 to 29, 2023 from Miami, USA, on a seven-night journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico, exploring enchanting destinations such as Key West, St. John’s, and Deshaies. Between December 29, 2023 and January 5, 2024, guests can ring in the New Year during a seven-night voyage from San Juan to Miami, stopping at Saint Martin, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Martinique.
Family-Friendly Activities and Enrichment Programs
EXPLORA I will be transformed into a winter wonderland adorned with festive decorations and resonating with the joyous sounds of holiday music.
From gingerbread house-making to insightful luminaries joining the sailings, dedicated activities cater to the whole family. Children can join Nautilus Club’s Christmas Parade and the Santa Meet & Greet. Enrichment programs feature insights by adventure traveller David Liman, creativity sessions with Dr. Bob Bilder, and spiritual insights by David Code.
Guests will be treated to performances by the critically acclaimed musical trio Roxx, multi-instrumentalist Adam Barry, and hit comedian Andrew Grose. The ship’s Steinway Spirio pianos will serenade passengers with a personalized Explora Journeys Christmas Playlist.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Explora Journeys will host international interdenominational services led by onboard clergy, providing moments of reflection and celebration.
Christmas Eve aboard EXPORA I will feature a sumptuous festive meal, including dishes like Maine lobster soufflé ‘Plaza Athénée’ and Christmas roasted Vermont turkey. Christmas Day Lunch in Fil Rouge will offer an international set menu with all the festive classics.
New Year Revelry
Passengers venturing into the New Year will enjoy inspiring insights by acclaimed luminaries Ken Schmidt and Sarah Furness. Francesco Parrino, a Steinway artist and musical influencer, will be on board, along with international recording sensation Nina Skyy. The night will conclude with a New Year’s Eve gala and a masked ball, promising an unforgettable start to the New Year.