MSC Explora 1 accidents and incidents

MSC Explora 1 cruise ship

Former names
Exploria I

Length (LOA)
248 m / 814 ft

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CruiseMapper's MSC Explora 1 cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1473-passenger vessel owned by Explora Journeys (MSC Cruises). Our MSC Explora 1 accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • 2022 - construction delays (11x canceled Mediterranean cruises 2023)
  October 2022Structural and Technical Issues

In October 2022, the Explora Journeys brand's inauguration and the ship's Maiden Voyage in 2023 were rescheduled from May 31st to July 17th.

Citing delayed delivery (due to supply chain issues affecting the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone), MSC canceled 10x Mediterranean voyages planned for 2023.

  1. (May 31) 25-day "Inaugural Grand Journey into History Cruise" roundtrip from Barcelona visiting Saint-Tropez, Calvi Corsica, Civitavecchia-Rome, Kefalonia Island, Istanbul, Piraeus-Athens, Patmos Island, Bodrum, Kastellorizo Island, Santorini Island, Piraeus-Athens, Mykonos Island, Gozo Island Malta, Ibiza Island. Prices started from US$16550 pp with double occupancy.
  2. (May 31) 17-day segment from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens ($12300 pp)
  3. (May 31) 11-day segment from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens ($8400 pp)
  4. (Jun 11) 14-day segment from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona ($9500 pp)
  5. (Jun 11) 6-day segment roundtrip from Piraeus-Athens ($4600)
  6. (June 17) 14-day from Piraeus-Athens to Lisbon ($9400) visiting Mykonos, Gozo Malta, Ibiza, Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz-Sevilla, Portimao
  7. (June 17) 8-day segment from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona ($5450) 
  8. (June 25) 16-day from Barcelona to Southampton ($8600) visiting Malaga, Cadiz, Portimao, Lisbon, Porto-Leixoes, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Saint-Malo, Honfleur
  9. (June 25) 6-day segment from Barcelona to Lisbon ($4500)
  10. (July 2) 9-day segment from Lisbon to Southampton ($5100)

All affected bookings (made directly with MSC or through travel agents) were fully refunded and additionally received a 100% in FCC/future cruise credit.

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