Explora Journeys' maiden voyage is pushed back

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The Explora 1 was floated out at the Fincentieri shipyard in Italy earlier this year.
The Explora 1 was floated out at the Fincentieri shipyard in Italy earlier this year. Photo Credit: Ivan Sarfatti

Explora Journeys has pushed back the maiden voyage for its first ship, the Explora I.

The 922-passenger ship is now scheduled to sail on July 17 from Southampton, England; it had been set to debut in May.

CEO Michael Ungerer, CEO of the company, blamed the delay on global supply chain issues. Explora I is the first of four ships for the new MSC Group luxury brand and is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Its sister ship, the Explora II, is due out in the summer of 2024.

• Related: What restaurants and bars will be onboard the Explora I?

Guests have been offered a full refund and the full booking value as a Future Journey Credit (FJC). Travel agencies and advisors will have the full value of their commission protected on the original booking and will receive their commission on the FJC value booked.

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