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Introducing Explora Journeys

Wednesday 11th Jan 2023

Explora journeys is the latest travel brand launched by the MSC Group with creative direction from the Aponte Vago family. Their aim is to create a luxury, immersive journey at sea with individual services and experiences to suit each and every guest. The concept of Explora Journeys is to create a cosmopolitan, luxury, relaxed European atmosphere at sea. Instead of cruises, they provide exclusive journeys across the oceans of the world.

Explora I The Conservatory Pool and Bar Wellness Spa Sakura Dining Experience Fil Rouge Restaurant Explora I Lobby

Their first ship is set to launch in summer 2023, offering a wealth of unique voyages in stunning destinations with an option for everyone.

About Explora Journeys’ first ship – Explora I

Each of the 461 ocean-front suites, penthouses and residences onboard Explora I are all designed with a refined, European elegance and are created to bring each guest closer to the ocean itself, with floor-to-ceiling windows and private sun terraces. The suites start at 35sqm meaning that you’ll be spoilt for space. The guest to host ratio on Explora I is 1.25:1 meaning the service and attention to detail is impeccable and each guest will be made to feel at home with the upmost comfort.

Explora I has nine distinct inclusive culinary experiences which are each focused on healthy, delicious food from local, sustainable sources. There are three outdoor pools and one indoor pool, 64 private cabanas and poolside dining and lounging. There are also ten indoor and outdoor bar and lounge experiences with entertainment and intimate performances as well as a casino, art gallery and curated shopping experiences.

Explora Journeys Sustainability

Explora Journeys are devoted to sustainability and hold the seas and oceans to the highest regard. This means they are committed to developing ground-breaking technologies that will mean each ship is built to help move towards a better future.

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.

Where you can cruise with Explora Journeys

With sailings between seven and 44 nights long, the Inaugural Journeys Collection covers the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Iceland and Greenland, USA and Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Pacific Coast, Hawaii and Alaska.

Whether that’s treading the cobbled streets of Europe’s hallowed capitals and exploring the ancient Acropolis; navigating the crystalline cool of the Norwegian fjords and sailing in the shadows of Svalbard’s soaring cliffs, or savouring French chic in Saint Barths, lolling beneath Hawaiian waterfalls and soaking up the sun kissed shores of Brazil’s buzzing Rio de Janeiro, Explora Journeys promises exclusive access far beyond the classic luxury cruise experience.

What Explora Journeys includes

All journeys include an in-suite welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival; Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from our team of hospitality experts; Seven distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining; Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, speciality coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar; Access to the spa thermal area; Wellbeing and fitness programmes on board and at the destinations; All on-board gratuities; Unlimited, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the ship; and shuttle services from port to city centre (where required/available).

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