New Luxury Cruise Line to Sail Alaska in 2024

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MSC Group’s new cruise line, Explora Journeys, has announced that it will be setting sail in Alaska in 2024.

The luxury line’s CEO Michael Ungerer said “Explora Journeys’ Alaskan experience will inspire and excite in equal measure, especially for those who are curious for remarkable exploration. Blending luxury and adventure from soaring mountains, Arctic tundra, giant rivers, fjords, and glaciers, to deep, frozen oceans and vibrant wildlife, Explora Journeys will ensure a one-of-a kind experience.”

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Explora Journeys’ first ship, Explora I (Photo courtesy of Explora Journeys)

Both on the ship and ashore, passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy authentic Alaskan cuisine featuring locally-sourced seafood, game, and the freshest produce. Local favorites such as Coho salmon and Dungeness crab will be served, complemented with a beer or cider from one of Alaska’s renowned microbreweries.

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Explora Journeys’ 2024 Alaska season will run from May 6 to the end of August. Here are the three Alaska itineraries that the line will offer, along with the dates they’ll be setting sail:

Remote Wrangell and Spectacular Sitka – 11 Nights

Port calls/scenic cruising destinations: Vancouver, Inside Passage, Wrangell, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, Misty Fjord, Victoria

Date: May 6-17 (inaugural Alaska cruise)

Sailing the Whale’s Highway – 11 Nights

Port calls/scenic cruising destinations: Vancouver, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Valdez, Juneau, Sitka, Victoria

Dates:

  • May 17-28
  • June 7-18
  • June 28-July 9
  • July 19-30
  • August 9-20

Journey of the Glaciers – 10 Nights

Port calls/scenic cruising destinations: Vancouver, Inside Passage, Wrangell, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Ketchikan, Misty Fjord, Victoria

Dates:

  • May 28-June 7
  • June 18-28
  • July 9-19
  • July 30-August 9
Tracy Arm Alaska Sawyer Glacier
Tracy Arm Fjord

To book, speak with your travel advisor or visit explorajourneys.com.

For more information on Explora Journeys, click here.

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