Marine Link
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Fincantieri Cuts Steel for MSC's Explora II

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 7, 2021

(Photo: Fincantieri)

(Photo: Fincantieri)

Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has cut first steel for Explora Journeys' new-concept luxury cruise ship Explora II.

Explora Journeys, the new luxury brand of the cruises division of MSC Group, ordered four vessels of this class in 2018, in a deal worth more than €2 billion.

The series' first ship, Explora I is currently under construction in Monfalcone, while Explora II will be built at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente (Genoa) yard, with deliveries planned in 2023 and 2024 respectively.

Each of the four 64,000-gross-ton vessels will have 461 guest suites on board.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the maritime industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email five times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News