Inaugural South American Journey on the Explora I
Updated: Jun 17
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.
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.
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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