Ocean Journeys inspire you to travel further, immerse deeper and linger a little longer. Extend your horizons. The culture of authentic, warm and intuitive service is delivered by a passionate and culturally intelligent team. It creates a service style which epitomizes a sense of effortless luxury, where guests can truly relax and be themselves - allowing them to holiday in style without lifting a finger or raising an eyebrow.
Explora Journeys represents the ambition and long-held dream of the MSC Group and the Aponte family to create a transformative luxury ocean travel experience and brand that redefines the luxury cruise category.
Reimagining entertainment with the right vibe for the right time, with the perfect blend of vibrancy and privacy across more than 10 indoor and outdoor bars and lounges. Unwind in an effortless, cosmopolitan atmosphere in which to discover, enjoy and appreciate diverse talents from around the world, with sophisticated experiences that eschew formality and scale for effortless style and character. All created with an appreciation for experiences, rituals, imaginative beverage creations and curated sounds inspired by our Ocean State of Mind.
Discovery, lasting connection and consciousness are at the core of the Aponte family’s vision for their new luxury cruise line, and the elegant culinary experience aboard is no exception. You will have 10 diverse culinary experiences to discover, including in-suite dining - each distinct but everyone created to celebrate global cooking talents, provenance and wholesome ingredients sourced by local partners.
Our comprehensive and holistic wellbeing experience is inspired by our love for the sea, and the positive influence and impact it can have on you. From treatment rooms to state-of-the-art fitness equipment, group workout classes to personal training appointments, tailor-made programmes make keeping well while on holiday effortless and enjoyable. Bespoke wellness experiences at each destination will make relaxation and rejuvenation easily accessible both onboard and ashore.
More than 2,500 square meters (26,909 square feet) of outdoor space delivering spectacular sea views, includes three swimming pools and 64 private cabanas, whilst an indoor pool with a retractable glass roof will allow swimming and poolside relaxation in any weather. Combined with numerous indoor and outdoor whirlpools on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship has been designed with water as a real focal point of the experience - helping our guests discover their ocean state of mind.
All Journeys Include:
Welcome bottle of champagne and spirit of choice upon arrival
Sophisticated cuisine across 9 distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining
Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar
High-speed, unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
All on-board gratuities
Access to the spa thermal area
Wellbeing and fitness programmes onboard and ashore
Travel the world, and taste it. Nine distinct inclusive culinary experiences focused on healthy, delicious food from local, sustainable sources.
Celebrate up-and-coming chefs with global cuisine concepts
Pan Asian Restaurant
A taste of the orient with Pan Asian flavors
A true culinary experience, and opportunity to try beautiful aged beef
Serving exquisite recipes from the family region
Experience truly cosmopolitan flavors and aromas from around the world
Al fresco dining with light, modern cuisine and an ocean backdrop
A unique culinary experience allowing you to prepare exquisite meals with the help of talented chefs
Dine in style at the comfort of your private space
Over 700 sqm (7,535 sq ft) of indoor and outdoor spa facilities for pure relaxation and wellness
Over 270 sqm (2,906 sq ft) of fitness facilities with the latest equipment
A panoramic running track
Wellness experiences in each destination will make relaxation and rejuvenation enjoyable onboard and ashore
Bespoke balanced nutrition and sleep programmes
A fitness studio for group or personal training
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.
Exquisitely designed with the guest and relaxed, home-like comfort in mind - and in partnership with the world’s foremost superyacht and luxury hospitality designers - the innovative ship will seamlessly blend elegant Swiss precision with modern European craftsmanship and vibrant design.
Fourteen decks will provide ample indoor public space, maximizing guest choice and create areas of quiet seclusion and privacy. Generous outdoor decks will boast more than 2,500 sqm (26,909 sq ft) delivering stunning views of the sea, with 64 private cabanas across 3 outdoor pools.
A fourth pool, with a retractable glass roof, will allow swimming and poolside relaxation in any weather.
Combined with various indoor and outdoor whirlpool baths on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship has been designed with water as a real focal point of the onboard experience - helping our guests discover their ocean state of mind.
With 461 oceanfront suites and residences, guests will enjoy feeling closer to the sea and in port thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and personal private terrace. Suites will start at 35 sqm (377 sq ft) which makes them among the most spacious for the luxury cruise category.
This inherent respect is why Explora Journeys is - in partnership with Fincantieri - committed to building ships for tomorrow - utilizing the very latest in environmental-supporting technologies while being primed to adapt to alternative energy solutions as they become available.
The ships will utilize progressive technology and innovations to ensure Explora Journeys is always leading the movement towards a more sustainable future. This means committing to developing ground-breaking technologies that will help create a more positive future, not just for this generation but for future ones too.
The design incorporates provision for battery storage allowing future hybrid power generation, as well as the latest selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, enabling a reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 90%. Built with ship-to-shore power capabilities to avoid CO2 emissions while at berth and powered by marine gas oil, all four ships will be RINA DOLPHIN certified for reduced underwater noise.
Single-use plastics will not be used onboard the ship, nor will they be offered during land-based experiences - Explora Journeys is dedicated to leaving a positive impression on the places and people visited on their ocean journeys.
Length: 248m (~813ft)
Tonnage: 63,900 GT
Guests per hosts ratio 1.25 : 1
Private terraces which are amongst the largest in the category
Large floor-to-ceiling windows with elegant interiors
Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area
Hybrid-ready energy solutions
Waste-management and energy-saving solutions
No single-plastic used on-board and ashore
Three outdoor pools and one indoor pool with retractable glass roof
64 private cabanas
Several indoor and outdoor whirlpools
Poolside dining and lounging
Ten indoor and outdoor bar and lounge experiences with curated entertainment and intimate performances
Casino, art gallery and curated shopping experiences
1 Owner’s Residence
22 Ocean Residences
67 Ocean Penthouses
461 Ocean front Suites
371 Ocean Terrace and Ocean Grand Terrace Suites
82 multi-generation-friendly connecting suites
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