Explora Journeys, the new luxury ocean travel brand of the MSC Group, is proud to be the Global Partner of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup, the pinnacle of global yacht racing and the oldest competition in international sports, set to take place this year in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain.

This marks a significant milestone for Explora Journeys, aligning with the brand’s commitment to creating exceptional experiences at sea and reflecting a shared maritime heritage and values.

The Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup is an unparalleled global spectacle where famously ‘There is no Second.’

Explora Journeys, Global Partner of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup
Explora Journeys, Global Partner of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup

Teams from the United States, UK, Italy, Switzerland, and France will race for supremacy in the prestigious Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Series before the ultimate showdown as the triumphant challenger earns the right to face off against the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the illustrious Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Match.

Since its inception in 1851, the America’s Cup has symbolised sailing’s pioneering spirit, fostering ground-breaking designs and pushing the boundaries of performance.

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, Cruise Division of MSC Group, said, “Our collaboration with the America’s Cup pays homage to a shared seafaring history of challenge and achievement. From the rich tapestry of the Cup’s history to our own 300-year maritime tradition, this partnership embodies our commitment to excellence, innovation, and a deep reverence for the sea.”

At the heart of the America’s Cup lies an unwavering ambition to be the best, fuelled by an innate competitive spirit of humanity. Grant Dalton, CEO of the America’s Cup Events, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Explora Journeys as a Global Partner to the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup. They are driven by creating exceptional experiences at sea, and I have no doubt that during the two months of racing from August 22nd we are going to see some of the most exceptional America’s Cup racing ever.”

United by their shared values and a profound respect and passion for the sea, both America’s Cup and Explora Journeys are committed to embracing the latest environmentally advanced solutions.

As part of this collaboration, Explora Journeys will host the prestigious America’s Cup trophy onboard EXPLORA I on June 19th, offering guests and partners the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the legacy of this legendary competition.

Explora I
Explora I

This marks the beginning of an exhilarating series of activations and events in Barcelona, Spain. Among them, the Official Race Village, that will include a dedicated Explora Journeys area, where guests can immerse themselves into the Ocean State of Mind.

Furthermore, this partnership is prominently reflected through the display of the Explora Journeys logo during the broadcast of the races. Spectators can prepare to be captivated by the magnificence of the America’s Cup trophy, exclusive festivities and luxurious VIP hospitality provided by Explora Journeys.

“Our ambition at Explora Journeys is to redefine luxury at sea,” added Vago“Like the design of the America’s Cup yachts, it is an ongoing, evolving challenge that we embrace with passion and dedication. With vessels like EXPLORA I and the upcoming EXPLORA II, we are committed to setting new benchmarks in design and craftsmanship, sharing the same passion as the America`s Cup for maritime innovation and the relentless pursuit of perfection.”

The partnership between Explora Journeys and the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup signifies a union of shared values, innovation, and the enduring spirit of maritime adventure reflecting a deep knowledge and understanding of the ocean.

It also reinforces the Cruise Division of MSC Group’s commitment both to the Port of Barcelona and to the city itself, one of the group’s key destinations, where it is building a new cruise terminal that will be dedicated to both Explora Journeys and sister company MSC Cruises when completed later this year.

In addition to the Louis Vuitton 37th America`s Cup celebrations on board EXPLORA I in Barcelona on June 19th, the port of Barcelona will also be called regularly by the soon to be launched EXPLORA II in summer and autumn 2024.

Sail Unique with Explora Journeys

Setting a new standard in luxury ocean travel, Explora Journeys, offers discerning travellers the perfect blend of discovery and sophistication, combining celebrated destinations with off-the-beaten-path ports, inviting travellers to immerse themselves in the essence of exploration.

With overnights and longer stays at destinations, guests can delve deep into local cultures and experiences, creating memories that last a lifetime. Journeys start at 7 nights and can extend to 14 or 21 nights, all departing from easily accessible ports.

EXPLORA I’s 461 ocean-front suites, penthouses, and residences boast European elegance and unrivalled space, ranging from 35 sqm (377 sft) to 280 sqm (3,014 sft). Suites feature spacious terraces, walk-in wardrobes, and heated bathroom floors, ensuring utmost comfort and privacy.

The outdoor areas on Explora Journeys’ ships are equally impressive, with expansive decks offering over 6,200 sqm (66,736 sft) of breathtaking sea views. Guests can bask in the sun or relax in four pools and whirlpools, immersing themselves in the Ocean State of Mind.

Designed by leading European architecture studios and built by Fincantieri, one of the finest ship builders in the world, the ships embody relaxed modern luxury with a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Yacht-inspired design elements and attention to detail elevate the onboard experience, setting Explora Journeys apart as a leader in luxury travel.

Source: Explora Press Centre

Images: Copyright 2024 Explora Journeys

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