Discover a new standard of luxury travel on an all-inclusive voyage aboard Explora Journey’s new ship, Explora I.
EXPLORA I debuted in July 2023 and is the first of six planned vessels for the new luxury operator Explora Journeys. The custom-built 922-guest cruise ship provides an unforgettable experience, effortlessly combining boutique hotel sensibilities with cutting-edge technology and unrivalled comfort. From the spacious open decks and beautiful ocean-front accommodations to the best-in-class wellness facilities, every element of Explora I exudes class and sophistication.
All cruises aboard Explora I are all-inclusive, including alcoholic beverages, gratuities and Wi-Fi included in the advertised fare. You will also benefit from complimentary access to the ship’s thermal spa area and wellness centre, ensuring your holiday is as relaxing as possible. The service is exceptional, with 700 crew members on-hand to guarantee your every need is taken care of, whether you’re ordering a drink by the pool or looking to book a bespoke shore excursion.
Where sustainability is concerned, Explora I boasts shore-to-ship power, ‘smart’ heating and air conditioning, and state-of-the-art recycling and waste management systems. In addition, as part of the MSC Foundation, Explora Journeys are committed to supporting noble environmental causes.
To learn more about Explora I cruises or to receive a quotation for one of the voyages featured in the ship’s maiden season, please call 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred itinerary.
Explora I Suite Accommodation
Explora I has five accommodation categories, ranging from Ocean Terrace Suites to the breathtaking Owner’s Suite. All the accommodation categories feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony, and with room sizes starting from 377 sq. ft., the suites are amongst the largest at sea. In terms of amenities, all categories benefit from an ensuite bathroom, a living area, a private refrigerated mini-bar and ample storage via a spacious walk-in wardrobe.
The accommodation categories are as follows:
- Ocean Terrace Suite
- Grand Ocean Terrace Suite
- Ocean Penthouse
- Ocean Residence
- Owner’s Residence
Those looking to travel as a family can enjoy more space courtesy of 82 interconnecting suites. In addition, Explora I has nine accessible Ocean Terrace Suites and one accessible Ocean Penthouse Suite, which features wider doorways, lowered wardrobes and towel racks, and roll-in showers.
Grand Ocean Terrace Suite
The Grand Ocean Terrace Suites on Explora I benefit from glorious ocean views courtesy of oversized floor-to-ceiling doors and windows and an expansive private terrace complete with an outdoor dining area, making it the perfect base for your luxury cruise holiday.
Ocean Penthouse Suite
Offering a separate living space, the Ocean Penthouse Suite also features a dining room table with seating for up to four guests, ideal if you plan to entertain family or friends. You’ll also enjoy an ensuite bathroom boasting heated flooring and a seated vanity area.
The Ocean Residences bring apartment-style chic to Explora I with a separate master bedroom, a panoramic ocean terrace, and a private outdoor whirlpool. The service is exemplary, with your every need catered for by your personal butler.
Explora I Restaurants & Dining
Explora I offers a choice of nine all-inclusive dining experiences. The cuisine promises to be exceptional, with Explora Journeys committed to using locally-sourced ingredients prepared by the best up-and-coming culinary talents. In addition, dining on Explora I is flexible, meaning you can eat when you want and with who you like.
The restaurants and dining venues on Explora I include:
Enjoy a diverse range of dishes infused with flavours from the region you are visiting.
Exclusive to Explora Journeys, the Concept Restaurant celebrates a curated collection of talented chefs by inviting them onboard and giving them free rein to customise the menu and dining experience.
Pan Asian Restaurant
Sample a menu comprised of mouthwatering Pan Asian flavours in an atmospheric setting.
The Steakhouse is Explora Journey’s take on a classic US bar and grill restaurant with delicious aged beef guaranteed to be a popular choice.
This restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a range of authentic Mediterranean dishes, from pasta to tapas.
Choose from a menu offering contemporary flavours from around the world.
Enjoy a selection of snacks and small plates while soaking up the sunshine.
Help prepare and create your meal alongside Explora I’s team of talented chefs.
In-suite dining is also available should you wish to dine in private.
Entertainment, Activities & Facilities
Explora I offers a range of world-class facilities and entertainment options to suit all guests. So whether you want to unwind or keep active, you’ll find no shortage of ways to do so aboard Explora Journeys’ maiden ship.
During the day
With water at the centre of the Explora Journeys experience, Explora I features one of the most significant collections of indoor and outdoor swimming pools at sea. Guests can discover their ‘ocean state of mind’ with a selection of two indoor and three outdoor swimming pools, all of which incorporate a whirlpool bath. The 1,200sqm indoor pool will allow swimming and poolside relaxation in any weather with its rectangular glass roof. All outdoor pools are heated and provide shade thanks to 64 private cabanas that stretch across the ship. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail (or two) at several poolside bars and lounges.
The wide range of Spa and Wellness facilities accommodates those who wish to relax and those who want to keep active. The indoor and outdoor spa areas will cater to your every need, with massages, facials and beauty treatments available in a blissful, tranquil setting. Explora I also offers wellness experiences in each destination, making it possible to relax and rejuvenate onboard and ashore. Alternatively, guests will find Explora I’s state-of-the-art fitness centre packed with the latest equipment. The fitness centre is also available for group workout classes and personal training sessions, and the outdoor sports court is open for those who want to enjoy a game of tennis or basketball.
When night falls
Head to the Lobby Bar to unwind and enjoy entertainment that changes depending on the destination. With this unique concept, Explora I aims to provide the right vibe at the right time. Alternatively, head to the Casino or the Art Gallery, where you will discover one of the most diverse and beautiful collections of artwork at sea.
For pre-or post-dinner drinks, Explora I offers a choice of ten lounges, most with indoor and outdoor seating. The most popular is in the Main Lounge, which offers an exhaustive drinks menu, while the Whisky Bar and Cigar Room are ideal for a late-night tipple. Alternatively, the stunning Observation Lounge provides stunning views courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows, and live music, courtesy of the ship’s resident pianist.
Other facilities include:
- Chef’s Kitchen and Private Dining Room
- Forward Lounge
- Poolside Lounge
- Coffee Lounge
- Curated shopping experiences
For more information, please call us on 0800 008 6677.