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Your Ocean Journey Begins Now With Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys is set to transform ocean travel 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. These are enriching holidays for the curious, cosmopolitan traveler who wants to create connections that last long beyond the journey itself.

See The Sea From A New Lens And Dive Into Rediscovery

Explora promises exclusive access far beyond the classic luxury cruise experience; 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 savoring French chic in Saint Barths, lolling beneath Hawaiian waterfalls or soaking up the sun-kissed shores of Brazil’s buzzing Buzios.

Explora is not just another cruise line– “this new luxury endeavor should be called an ocean journey” explains Michael Ungerer, Explora’s CEO. The ocean and its influence sit at the heart of the Explora Journeys brand.

Dive Into An Ocean State Of Mind

The ocean connects you with yourself, people, and the places around you. It relaxes you and creates energy in you that inspires inner and outer discovery, broadens horizons, and triggers new connections. All of this creates an emotional connection that is powerful, transformative, yet universal.

For the adventurous ocean thrill-seekers and beyond, there is an abundance of one-in-a-lifetime experiences such as flying in a fighter jet, scuba diving in some of the sought-after diving locations, or going on an adventure with one of the world’s leading explorers.

What Sets Explora Apart From Other Luxury Cruise Lines?

Chris Austin, Explora’s Chief Sales Officer shared some insights with Travel Weekly on consumer research and found that “there was a very common theme amongst the consumers we interviewed which was not to design yet another classic, traditional luxury cruise ship. They asked for space, choice, privacy, relaxed comfort and elegance”. And Explora listened. Explora was designed by some of the world’s foremost superyacht and luxury hospitality maritime architects and designers. “The ships will deliver one of the highest host-to-guest and guest-to-space ratios in the luxury category, the largest lead-in suites, the largest terraces, residences offering up to 3,014 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, a variety of indoor and outdoor lounges and redefined entertainment”.

EXPLORA I Sets Sail July 2023

EXPLORA I, the first of four luxury best-in-class ships in the Explora Journeys fleet, offers generous outdoor decks – with more than 2,500 sqm (26,909 sq ft) of spectacular sea views – combined with numerous indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools on the ship’s promenade deck for an experience inspired by seas and oceans. The superyacht sets sail in July with a Mediterranean visit to Spain, France, Italy and Greece.

With unrivaled space and privacy – and service that means everything is taken care of – Explora Journeys guests can relax into their comfortable homes at sea with their luggage delivered and a chilled bottle of champagne waiting as they undertake their Ocean Journey.

Choose Your Best Home At Sea

Each of the ocean-front suites, penthouses, and residences on board EXPLORA I are all designed with a refined, European elegance, created to get you closer to the ocean itself, with floor-to-ceiling windows and private sun terraces.

The iconic Owner’s Residence on EXPLORA I creates the largest accommodation onboard, with multiple harmonious spaces in which to relax, entertain and unwind. Stand in awe of the panoramic ocean views from your private outdoor terrace – featuring a spacious whirlpool – and enjoy intuitive, intelligent service with a dedicated private butler.

Awaken your sense of adventure without compromising wellness. From treatment rooms to state-of-the-art fitness equipment, group workout classes to personal training appointments, tailor-made programs make keeping well while on holiday effortless and enjoyable.

Nine culinary experiences (as well as in-suite dining) to discover onboard EXPLORA I – each distinct but every one created to celebrate global cooking talents, provenance and wholesome ingredients sourced by local partners.

An All-Inclusive Experience

Prices vary depending on the itinerary, but Explora I’s 16-day maiden voyage starts at $18,500 for an Ocean Terrace Suite, based on double occupancy. The fare includes food, beverages such as wine and specialty coffees, gratuities, and Wi-Fi, according to the line’s website.

Everything is all-inclusive except for spa treatments, one concept restaurant (which will have local authentic Michelin-starred chefs from destinations along the journey for an experience meal with wine pairing – a revolving experience) and onshore experiences.

What’s more? Book your “ocean journey” with Ourisman Travel to unlock the exclusive Virtuoso Voyages benefit of 300 EUR shipboard credit, per suite.

All Aboard Your Next Journey

All luxury cruise lines are gearing up for another strong year as the industry continues its rebound—don’t wait to book your bucket-list cruise vacation with us!

We hand-selected six of our favorites (including Explora Journeys) to help you choose the best fit for you and your travel needs.

There are limited spots available on Explora’s inaugural sailing in July. If you’re interested in learning more about EXPLORA I or other cruise experiences, fill out a traveler request form or email us at [email protected].

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