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Explora Journeys

Introducing a new vision for luxury ocean travel

Explora Journeys is redefining ocean travel for a new generation of discerning travellers through a synergy of the chicest ships and the most immersive itineraries that allow guests to discover further, travel deeper and linger a little longer at each destination.

With the first of four luxury ships scheduled to set sail in 2023, remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-travelled ports for a journey that celebrates discovery. Explora Journeys will introduce a unique luxury travel experience for those who want to explore differently.

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Cruise Collection 2023/ 2024/ 2025

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  • A Journey of Wild Isles and Charmed Creole Harbours

    Explora Journeys
    Explora II
    St Thomas Charlotte Amalie 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1825pp Save 50% - Now from just £1825pp! Miami, Florida, Charlotte Amalie, Road Bay, Roseau, Saint Pierre, Bridgetown

    Embark on a sun-soaked adventure with our exquisite cruise. Discover the vibrant energy of Miami before exploring the Caribbean gems of Charlotte Amalie, Road Bay, Roseau, Saint Pierre, and Bridgetown. A journey of luxury and tropical splendour awaits.

  • A Journey from Ancient Empires to Iconic Islands

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    Explora I
    Bodrum 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2550pp Save 40% - Now from just £2550pp! Istanbul, Bodrum, Rhodes, Katapola, Páros, Piraeus

    Embark on this captivating cruise and explore Bodrum, Rhodes, Katapola, and Páros – a seamless blend of history and luxury awaits. Immerse yourself in ancient wonders and crystalline beaches for an unforgettable holiday experience.

  • A Journey from Marco Polo's Venice to Athens

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    Explora I
    Kotor Bay 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2975pp Save 30% - Now from just £2975pp! Marghera, Hvar Island, Kotor, Brindisi, Nydri, Lefkada Island, Piraeus

    Embark on a voyage of a lifetime with our extraordinary cruise. Explore Marghera, Hvar Island, Kotor, Brindisi, Nydri, Lefkada Island, and Piraeus. Immerse yourself in captivating destinations, luxury accommodations, and unforgettable experiences.

  • A Journey of Pacific Pleasures and the Panama Canal

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    Explora I
    Cabo San Lucas 12 Nights Cruise Only from £4025pp Save 30% - Now from just £4025pp! Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Quetzal, Puntarenas, Panama City

    Sail into bliss on a Pacific odyssey! From the sun-kissed beaches of California to the wonders of the Panama Canal, indulge in coastal allure. Dive into vibrant culture, golden sands, and tropical paradises at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Quetzal, and Puntarenas. A voyage of endless pleasures awaits.

  • Greece and Croatia

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    Explora I
    Dubrovnik 7 Nights Cruise Only from £4150pp Exclusive Blue Water Discount of £100pp - Now from just £4150pp! Piraeus, Páros, Fiskárdo, Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj, Marghera

    This luxury 7-night journey takes you from the heart of Greece through the azure Adriatic to atmospheric Venice

  • The Magical Realism of Miami, Santa Marta and Cartagena

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    Explora I
    Miami South Beach 6 Nights Cruise Only from £1800pp Miami, Florida, Grand Turk Island, Santa Marta, Cartagena
  • Islands of Global Sophistication & Natural Charm

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    Explora I
    Waterfront In Bridgetown Barbados 6 Nights Cruise Only from £1980pp San Juan, Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Saint John's, Kingstown, Bridgetown
  • Sybaritic Cities & Pacific Northwest Coves

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    Explora I
    Portland Waterfront, Oregon 6 Nights Cruise Only from £1980pp Los Angeles, California, San Francisco, California, Astoria, Oregon, Victoria, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • A Yachtsman's Caribbean of Remote Harbourages

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    Explora I
    Gustavia Harbor at St Barts 6 Nights Cruise Only from £2160pp Bridgetown, Roseau, Castries, Deshaies, Gustavia, San Juan
  • Discovering the Sainted Islands of the Caribbean

    Explora Journeys
    Explora I
    Basseterre Coastline 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2205pp Bridgetown, Castries, Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Saint John's, Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve, Miami, Florida

About Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys is the new luxury lifestyle travel brand launched by the MSC Group with the aim to redefine the luxury cruise category. They are the summation of a long-held dream of the Aponte Vago family to reinvent the ocean experience and give guests a truly memorable experience. 

The Explora Journeys experience

Explora Journeys are devoted to providing a luxury first-class experience for every guest. The facilities onboard the ship allow each guest to find something they enjoy and there is truly something for everyone, from a fully immersive spa where the pressures of daily life dissipate, to a Parisian jazz club experience accompanied by French martinis and canapés. 

Each ocean-front suite onboard Explora I is 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. There are 3 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool as well as 10 indoor and outdoor bars and lounges with entertainment and intimate performances as well as a casino, art gallery and curated shopping experiences. 

There are 9 unique culinary experiences onboard with 7 included, and 2 with an extra experience fee. There are 3 restaurants which you won’t have to book so you will always be spoilt for choice, even if you’ve left it until the last minute! Each restaurant aims for the highest standard and boasts some of the worlds most esteemed chefs. With fresh ingredients and menus tailored to suit the destination to which you’re traveling, you are sure to never go hungry.

They are also 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. 
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.

Explora Journeys Inclusions:

  • All-inclusive journey 
  • In-suite welcome bottle of champagne
  • Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from a team of hospitality experts
  • Eight 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
  • Shuttle services from port to city centre (where required/available)