EXPLORA I arrives in Piraeus for her maiden call ahead of the eastern mediterranean season


Piraeus Port of Athens welcomed EXPLORA I for her maiden call marking the ship’s debut in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship is the first of a fleet of six for the luxury ocean travel brand of the MSC Group.

The maritime tradition of a crest exchange to celebrate a ship’s first visit to a destination took place during this maiden call. The crest exchange was attended, by the ship’s master Captain Pietro Sinisi, and the Marketing Manager of Piraeus Port Authority, Athanasios Karlis.

Following her maiden call, EXPLORA I set sail from Piraeus on 27 June 2024 visiting Volos, Thessaloniki, Kavala and Istanbul, followed by the arrival back in Piraeus on 5 July 2024. EXPLORA I will call to 21 Greek ports in 2024, with many of the journeys offering convenient embarkation and disembarkation in Piraeus. Highlight destinations for guests travelling on board EXPLORA I in Greece include Katapola (Amorgos), Paros, Patmos and Corfu.

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