Explora Journeys' first ship departs on maiden cruise

The Explora I set off on its maiden voyage out of Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday. The $550 million ship is sailing to Reykjavik over seven nights. 

The first ship for MSC Group’s new luxury cruise line, Explora Journeys, had faced a series of setbacks in its construction.

Most recently, faulty fire-resistant panels needed to be replaced, forcing the line to cancel its July 17 maiden voyage from England. 

The 922-passenger ship had been in the works since 2021. However, the Explora I faced supply chain issues early on, delaying its original May 2023 debut. 

The line’s next ship, Explora II, is expected to enter service in August 2024. 

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