Steel Cut for New Cruise Ship Explora II

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  • MSC group’s luxury line “Explora Journeys” cuts steel for new cruise ship
  • the steel cutting ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Naples
  • Explora II will launch in Spring 2024, followed by two further new ships in 2025 and 2026, all of which will carry 922 passengers in 461 all-balcony suites
  • Explora Journeys is the line’s first foray into the luxury market

MSC Cruises’ new luxury cruise line “Explora Journeys” has marked the first stage of the construction process of a second luxury ship by cutting the first steel plates at a ceremony in Italy says an article on Cruise critic.

Explora II launch

The steel cutting ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Naples, where sister ship Explora I is also being constructed for a May 2023 launch. Explora II will launch in Spring 2024, followed by two further new ships in 2025 and 2026, all of which will carry 922 passengers in 461 all-balcony suites.

First foray into the luxury market

Explora Journeys is the line’s first foray into the luxury market. The event was attended by executives including Pierfrancesco Vago, Michael Ungerer, CEO Explora Journeys, and Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager Merchant Ships Division, Fincantieri.

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