January 31 – February 16, 2024

Explora I’s Inaugural South American Journey!

Join Ryan & Malaka Hilton on this journey through the gems of South America. Explore the flavors and history from some of the worlds most renowned ports of call.

Call Michelle Andersen at 941-951-1801 at extension 103 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today! You may e-mail at mandersen@admiraltravel.com.

For most accurate rates & cabin availability, please call our office. (scroll down for journey details)

EXPLORA I

The first of four luxury best-in-class ships, will set sail in 2023, with the remaining ships ready to set sail in 2024, 2025 and 2026.  Nine distinct inclusive culinary
experiences focused on healthy, delicious food from local, sustainable sources.   Fully equipped with three outdoor pools and one indoor pool with retractable glass roof, 64 private cabanas, several indoor and outdoor whirlpools, & poolside dining and lounging

Guest Room

Indoor Pool

Lounge Area

January 31, 2024 –  EMBARKATION: Bridgetown, Barbados

Balmy Bridgetown. Gently breeze into the vibrant capital of Barbados. Steeped in fascinating history, with architecture to match, uncover the wonderfully laid-back West Indian Ambiance. Embrace the slow Bajan rhythm of this welcoming island; surf, snorkel, and try spotting turtles in balmy azure waters. Explore subterranean Harrison’s cave, Jacobean St Nicholas Abbey, and Zipline high above bountiful tropical flora. The return to restore on pastel pink sands at palm-studded beaches, where you’ll discover cocktail hour is endless and the measures of rum copious.

February 2, 2024 – Devil’s Island, French Guinea

Contrary Devil’s Island. Explore the remote beauty of French Guinea, where European language, culture, and cuisine dominate South American tropics. Bravely cross the notorious shark-dense and turbulent waters to explore a tropical island steeped in dark history. Wander through gently swaying palm trees, oversized butterflies, and bougainvillea-in total contrast to the island’s infamous penal colony past. Be sure to catch the return boat back- they say no one ever managed to escape.

February 5, 2024 – Fortaleza, Brazil

Hot fun in Fortaleza. Two words define the capital of the Ceará State: sun and party. In the “City of light,” prevalent sunny skies reign over 25 kilometers of glistening white beaches punctuated with palm trees, lagoons, dunes, and stunning red cliffs. For two centuries, Fortaleza was a sleepy fishing village preserved in its candy-coloured cultural center. Now, it is a vital port brimming with a creative spirit for fashion, art, and imaginative thinking. Groove to a resort vibe fuelled by the national cocktail, cachaca, and the endemic e-music, farro, for the perfect combination of sun, sand, and sea.

Overnight in Salvador de Bahai

February 8 to February 9, 2024 – Salvador de Bahai, Brazil

The sultry soul of Salvador de Bahai. Colors explode around you, the sun sparkles, and the people- are all sexy. Set on a pretty peninsula, stunning beaches surround Brazil’s first capital. African slaves were brought here to build into the most opulent cities of the new world. Colonial Pelourinho, a UNESCO heritage site, commemorates this history. Its cobblestone streets wind past brightly colored buildings, squares filled with musicians and dancers. One of the world’s biggest carnivals raves in February. Indulge in fantastic food, Moqueca and Caipirinha cocktails, samba, and capoeira in the pulsing epicenter of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Overnight in Rio De Janeiro

February 11 to February 12, 2024 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The Radiance of Rio. ‘Cidade Maravilhosa,’ the Marvellous City, Rio constantly finds ways to surprise – whether it’s the tropical rainforest within, Tijuca National Park, the soul-stirring views from towering Christ the Redeemer, or Sugarloaf Mountain. Marvel at the unique “favela” neighborhoods that are precariously stacked up-and-down hillsides or the spectacular, modernist Niemeyer-designed architecture. Home to legendary Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, and the mind-blowing spectacle of Rio Carnival in February, the entire city seems to sway to the infectious rhythms of samba, An astonishing depth of discovery few cities in the world offer.

February 15, 2024 – Pôrto Belo, Brazil

Perfectly Pôrto Belo. Set on the serpentine coastline of the sparkling “Emerald Coast” and surrounded by lushly forested mountains, Pôrto Belo radiates quaint fishing village charm. There is no other place where you will feel more in harmony with nature than in Florianópolis, Pôrto Belo’s connection to its penninsula of lush rainforest and glorious beaches. Warm and cool waters meet here, attracting an incredible diversity of marine life. Abundantly rich in natural beauty and centuries-old Azorean culture, Pôrto Belo exudes a diversity unlike anywhere else in the world.

Disembarkation: São Paulo

February 16, 2024 – São Paulo, Brazil

Sophisticated São Paulo. “Sampa” is everything on a grand scale. It is Brazil’s largest city and the world’s seventh most populated. With its trademark wide avenues and Manhattan-like skyline, São Paulo is a vibrant financial center offering a cosmopolitan coalescence of world-class restaurants, world-class restaurants, a world-renowned arts scene, and a rich architectural tradition ranging from neo-Gothic to modernist to colonial. The club scene is 24/7, where sertanejo and samba set the mood. You’ll find the city the perfect place to linger longer before or after your journey or venture further inland to experience Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s wonders, El Calafate in Patagonia, where you can trek to the birthplace of glaciers, or the Amazon Rainforest to behold the “lungs of the Earth”.

Call Michelle Andersen at 941-951-1801 at extension 103 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today! You may e-mail at mandersen@admiraltravel.com.

For most accurate rates & cabin availability, please call our office.

A $50 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply.

Inclusions

  • FineButler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard entertainment
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines, and spirits
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Personalized service – nearly one crew member for every guest

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • All payments made to or on behalf of Admiral Travel are non-refundable unless stated otherwise
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
  • The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.