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  • Writer's pictureDEAN NELSON (he/him) CRDE, LLD

Inaugural South American Journey on the Explora I

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

Join us January 31st - February 16, 2024 for an inaugural Journey that balances the VIBRANCY and ENERGY of Brazil, the natural DRAMA of the Amazon and the CULTURE of South America. Prepare to be fully ABSORBED.

The luxury new cruise line - the Explora I Journey, back swimming pool and suites

With a quest for Carnival, the fates bring us to Brazil to experience not one but two of the most epic street parties. To prepare, first we call on the sybaritic beaches of Barbados and Fortaleza, punctuated with a visit to the untamed Devil's Island. Tender ashore to this infamous French penal colony where a wild jungle frames Instagram-worthy photos. The party begins in the African soul of the country, Salvador, where Carnival beats to a rhythm all its own that is fuelled by Afro Bloco (drum-based troupes) with massive drum-lines that will blow your mind.

We arrive in Rio on the most fervent night of the celebration. Flamboyant floats, ostentatious costumes, choreographed dancers and acrobats all pulsate in the Samba Parade. The Manhattan-like skyline of São Paulo draws us in as a cosmopolitan basecamp for expeditions to Iguazu Falls, the mighty Amazon rainforest and further into the deepest reaches of the continent.

The Inaugural sailing of the luxury cruise line Explora I from Bridgetown Barbados to Sāo Paulo, Brazil


Day 01 - Wed, 31 Jan 2024 Bridgetown, Barbados Depart 5:00 pm DOCK

Day 02 - Thu, 01 Feb 2024At Sea

Day 03 - Fri, 02 Feb 2024 Devil's Island, French Guiana Arrival 10:00 am Depart 5:00 pm DOCK

Day 04 - Sat, 03 Feb 2024 At Sea

Day 05 - Sun, 04 Feb 2024 At Sea

Day 06 - Mon, 05 Feb 2024 Fortaleza, Brazil Arrival 9:00 am Depart 8:00 pm DOCK

Day 07 - Tue, 06 Feb 2024 At Sea

Day 08 - Wed, 07 Feb 2024 At Sea

Day 09 - Thu, 08 Feb 2024 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Arrival 7:00 am - Overnight DOCK

Day 10 - Fri, 09 Feb 2024 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Depart 4:00 pm DOCK

Day 11 - Sat, 10 Feb 2024 At Sea

Day 12 - Sun, 11 Feb 2024 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Arrival 2:00 pm - Overnight DOCK

Day 13 - Mon, 12 Feb 2024 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Overnight

Day 14 - Tue, 13 Feb 2024 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Departure 6:00 pm DOCK

Day 15 - Wed, 14 Feb 2024 At Sea

Day 16 - Thu, 15 Feb 2024 Porto Belo, Brazil Arrival 7:00 am Depart 5:00 pm TENDER

Day 17 - Fri, 16 Feb 2024 Sāo Paulo (Santos), Brazil Disembarkation DOCK

Are you ready to experience Explora Journey on the inaugural voyage to South America?

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Travel medical and trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended.

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Go Beyond the Ordinary - curated travel by departures by dean an independent agent with Personal Travel Management a proud Ensemble Travel Group member

departuresXdean - an independent agent with Personal Travel Mgmt BC Tour registration #2806, TICO #50025786 proud members of the IGLTA and the Ensemble Travel Group.

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