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Explora Journeys is redefining ocean travel for a new generation of discerning explorers. 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. Whether on board or ashore, guests will reconnect with what matters most—themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them. With 461 oceanfront suites, every guest will enjoy sweeping sea views and a private terrace, while being spoilt for choice with nine distinct culinary venues providing unrivalled variety at sea. Equipped with the latest in environmental-supporting and marine technologies, Explora Journeys will introduce a unique all-inclusive luxury travel experience for those who want to explore differently.

Our guests are naturally curious and seek inspiration. We offer the perfect blend of celebrated destinations and lesser-known spots that inspire our guest’s curiosity. Our ocean escapes are focused on a slower pace; we stay a bit longer, sometimes overnight, in each destination so that our guests can linger a little longer and feel exhilarated and not exhausted. A perfect day of relaxed mornings and exciting evenings, away from mass experiences, crowds and over tourism.

I love cruising on a new ship and being on a brand-new cruise line, just takes everything to a whole new level. There is so much excitement after years of planning and it’s such a treat to be the first people to use everything onboard. I am SO excited about being on the maiden voyage for the Explora I and I do hope you’ll join me on 31 May 2023 as we cruise from Barcelona with stops in St. Tropez, Corsica, Rome, Kefalonia (Greece) and Istanbul before ending in Athens on 11 June. Jann Porter, Owner of Cruise Options

Explora I Inaugural Journey – 11-night Barcelona to Piraeus (for Athens) from 31 May to 11 June 2023

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About Explora I

Designed in partnership with the world’s foremost superyacht and luxury hospitality designers, this innovative ship will seamlessly blend elegant Swiss precision with modern European craftsmanship. With 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences, guests will enjoy striking views at sea and in port from their floor to ceiling windows and personal private terrace. Fourteen decks will provide ample indoor public space, maximising guest choice and seclusion. Generous outdoor decks will boast more than 2,500 m2 (26,909 ft2) overlooking 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 whirlpools on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship was designed with water as a focal point to put guests in an ocean state of mind.

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With the perfect blend of intimate and vibrant spaces, a guest to crew ratio of 1.25 to 1 ensures anticipatory service at every turn. Tailored to suit personal preferences, flexible dining times at nine distinct culinary venues will provide unrivalled variety at sea. Each venue will celebrate global culinary talents, with a focus on wholesome ingredients sustainably sourced from local partners. To make sure guests are spoilt for choice, several indoor and outdoor bars and lounges will also be available.


The suites are all ocean front with private terraces featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable daybeds for relaxation and an alfresco dining area.

The Ocean Suites are amongst the largest in their category at 35 m2 (377 ft2). Suites include lounge areas, private refrigerated mini bar, replenished according to the guest preferences, espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas. All suites include spacious walk-in wardrobes with a seated vanity area.


The Ocean Penthouses are 43 m2 (463 ft2) to 68 m2 and offer large floor to ceiling windows and expansive terraces. These larger suites include separate dining tables for 4 guests, spacious work desk areas and additional services such as complimentary dry cleaning.


The Ocean Residences are 70 m2 (753 ft2) to 149 m2 and offer a home away from home, with sweeping deck / terrace spaces that all include a private outdoor whirlpool, living and dining rooms and dedicated private butler services.

Personalisation continues in wellness with a spacious indoor/ outdoor spa and fitness area on board. From treatment rooms to state-of-the-art fitness equipment, group workout classes to personal training appointments, tailor-made programmes make staying well while on holiday easy and enjoyable. Bespoke wellness experiences in each destination will make relaxation and rejuvenation easily accessible onboard and ashore.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your ideal holiday – 021 434 9394