Explora Journeys Unveils North American Destination Experiences

Explora Journeys has announced details of “Destination Experiences” for Explora I’s North American voyages from September to November 2023, enabling guests to delve deep into all that Canada and the East Coast of the U.S., including New England have to offer.

The brand will offer a range of curated pursuits and experiences as part of its debut “Inaugural Journeys Collection” for North America. Guests will have a chance to explore nature, traditional cultures and culinary delights. Experiences are tailored to small, intimate groups, from two to 25 guests, with an emphasis on "off-the-beaten-path" encounters and focused on a slower pace of travel to allow guests to immerse themselves in each destination.

United States

  • New York: Guests can enjoy a pre-opening, private tour of the Museum of Modern Art, led by an expert art historian. Guests can go behind the curtain on Broadway for an exclusive encounter with a Broadway star and a performance of musical favorites. They can also enjoy the Japanese practice of forest bathing in the heart of the city.
  • Boston: The trip includes a visit to Fenway Park, before embarking on an enchanting afternoon of arts and academia at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, followed by afternoon tea (with a New England twist), surrounded by the 1895 Beaux Arts public library on Boston’s Copley Square.
  • Port Canaveral: From the port, guests can visit the Kennedy Space Center to meet a NASA astronaut and learn more about 21st-century space travel. Next, they can enjoy a two-hour surfing lesson at Cocoa Beach. The beach bar with its historic pier awaits post-lesson.
  • Portland: With experiences centered around its food and beer culture, guests can look forward to sailing on a lobster boat before tasting fresh seafood at the local seafood shops, browsing coffee houses, bakeries and restaurants of the old port. A trip a local winery will offer the chance to taste wines and spirits crafted from local fruits and grains.


  • Baie Comeau: On the St Lawrence River, guests can enjoy a guided sea kayak exploration on a double kayak to take in the surrounding landscape, breaching whales and sea fowl overhead.
  • Charlottetown: Guests can discover the ancient sport of falconry on the island. The “Fair Isle Food Tour” offers farm-to-table dining, where diners can enjoy modern Canadian cuisine, from local chocolates to seafood chowders.
  • Gaspé: Experiences include a hike in the Forillon National Park as well as a sea excursion on the Gulf of St. Lawrence with Canada’s Percé Rock as a backdrop.
  • Havre-Saint-Pierre: Guests will be guided on a 90-minute walk embracing the sights of the Mignan Archipelago, known for its colossal limestone monoliths.
  • La Baie (Saguenay): Guests can embark on a seaplane tour for aerial views, including Cap Éternité. Other experiences include a VIP class with Chef Jonathan Grenon of Auberge des Battures.
  • Quebec: Guests can enjoy a kayak excursion through a fjord; an evening and VIP tour at a sugar shack, or cabane à sucre; and a visit to the maple museum, and a hearty harvest, gathering along overflowing festive tables.
  • Halifax: The scenic Lighthouse Route along the South Shore offers guests some free time to admire Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, built in 1915. This will be followed by lunch at the Shore Club in Hubbards. Golf enthusiasts can make their way around the 18 holes of The Links at Brunello, designed by Thomas McBroom.

“Destination Experiences” for North America are now open for bookings. Explora I will be officially named on July 8, 2023 in Civitavecchia near Rome, before heading to Southampton to depart for its maiden journey on July 17, 2023.

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