New Autumn/Winter 2024-25 Itineraries Announced for Explora I

Explora Journeys has opened reservations for a new lineup of journeys for the autumn and winter 2024/25 season of Explora I. Comprising 23 journeys and two grand journeys between September 2024 and April 2025, the itineraries will visit 73 destinations across 24 countries—eight of them will be a first for Explora, including Macapá, Alter-do-Chaõ and Manaus in the Amazon, and the Devil’s Island in French Guiana.

Highlights include an eight-night “Journey to Trailing Whales and Falling Leaves,” sailing from New York City on October 8, 2024 for Boston, Portland and Halifax, the Whale Corridors and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, finishing in Quebec City. Guests can experience forest-lined clifftops in autumn colors, secluded sandy bays, lighthouses, lobster shacks and harbor towns. The journey continues into the waters of New England, where the cold Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream, and blue, beluga and minke whales can be found in the mineral-rich sea.

In a first for Explora Journeys, Explora I will offer journeys up the Amazon River and into the Brazilian rainforest, complete with torchlit kayak tours and forest trails to hidden tribal villages. In Manaus, guests will witness the confluence of the rivers where Rio Negro joins the Rio Solimoes; and in Santarem, where the Amazon meets the waters of the Tapajos.

“A Journey into Wild and Wonderful Amazonia” will depart Bridgetown, Barbados, on November 22, 2024, sailing to French Guiana’s Devil’s Island before heading to Macapá, Alter-do-Chaõ and Manaus in Brazil. “A Journey to the Meeting Waters on the Almighty Amazon" will set off on November 29, 2024, travelling up the Amazon to Macapá and Bequia before returning to Bridgetown.

“A Journey of Tantalising Transatlantic Adventures” sails on April 3, 2025 from Bridgetown on a 14-night transatlantic crossing. Guests enjoy leisurely days at sea before exploring Cape Verde, the 10-island Creole-Portuguese archipelago, with its volcanic landscapes and beaches. Ports of call include the Canary Islands, followed by Madeira, before arriving in Lisbon on April 18, 2025.

Explora I’s grand journeys, “A Grand Journey to Amazonia & Tropical Isles” (28 nights) and “A Grand Transatlantic Odyssey in the Atlantic” (32 nights), offer guests the opportunity to explore the spirit of the destinations along the routes, as they travel the Caribbean, the Amazon and the vastness of the ocean beyond.

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