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11

Nights

Barcelona to Martinique

5th November 2024

Explora 2

Prices From £ 2,650 pp

Fares
From

£ 2,650 pp

Barcelona to Martinique

5th November 2024
11 nights
Sail From: Barcelona

EXPLORA II, the second of four luxury best-in-class ships, will set sail in 2023, with the remaining ships ready to set sail in 2024, 2025 and 2026.

Immerse yourself in all of the detail behind the Explora Journeys ships, from design and architecture, to safety and technology features.

Exquisitely designed with the guest and relaxed, home-like comfort in mind – and in partnership with the world’s foremost superyacht and luxury hospitality designers – the innovative ship will seamlessly blend elegant Swiss precision with modern European craftsmanship and vibrant design.

Water as a focal point

Fourteen decks will provide ample indoor public space, maximising guest choice and create areas of quiet seclusion and privacy. Generous outdoor decks will boast more than 2,500 sqm (26,909 sq ft) delivering stunning views of 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 whirlpool baths on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship has been designed with water as a real focal point of the onboard experience – helping our guests discover their ocean state of mind.

Homes at sea

With 461 oceanfront suites and residences, guests will enjoy feeling closer to the sea and in port thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and personal private terrace. Suites will start at 35 sqm (377 sq ft) which makes them among the most spacious for the luxury cruise category.

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Your Itinerary

  • Date
     
    Port
    Arrive
    Depart
  • 05/11/2024
    Barcelona
    17:00
  • 06/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 07/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 08/11/2024
    Funchal, Madeira
    10:00
    18:00
  • 09/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 10/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 11/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 12/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 13/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 14/11/2024
    At Sea
  • 15/11/2024
    Bridgetown
    09:00
    19:00
  • 16/11/2024
    Martinique
    08:00
  • Explora 2

    Explora 2

Cabins & Prices

Ship Features

accommodation

Ocean Terrace Suite

Our Ocean Terrace Suites elegantly combine space and light to help you truly relax and feel closer to the ocean that carries you on your journey.

Our Ocean Grand Terrace Suites feature a larger ocean-front terrace of 11 sqm (118 sq ft), featuring an outdoor dining area and comfortable daybed for relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the suites in light and private sun terraces help guests truly relax and bring them closer to the ocean that carries them on their journey.

Features

  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows helping you feel closer to the sea
  • Lounge area with flexible coffee/dining table
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

* Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 35-39 sqm (377-420 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 28 sqm (301 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 7-11 sqm (75-118 sq. ft)
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years old

Ocean Grand Terrace Suite

Our Ocean Terrace Suites elegantly combine space and light to help you truly relax and feel closer to the ocean that carries you on your journey.

Our Ocean Grand Terrace Suites feature a larger ocean-front terrace of 11 sqm (118 sq ft), featuring an outdoor dining area and comfortable daybed for relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the suites in light and private sun terraces help guests truly relax and bring them closer to the ocean that carries them on their journey.

Features

  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows helping you feel closer to the sea
  • Lounge area with flexible coffee/dining table
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

* Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 35-39 sqm (377-420 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 28 sqm (301 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 7-11 sqm (75-118 sq. ft)
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years old

Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Deluxe Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Grand Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Premier Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Cocoon Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Serenity Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)

Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)

Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Cove Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Retreat Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirrorInclusions

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Owner’s Residence

The iconic Owner’s Residence creates the largest accommodation on-board, 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.

Features

  • Dedicated private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 4 adults

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace covering the full ship’s width, with private outdoor large whirlpool, day beds, a dining table, lounge area, shower and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Oversized dressing room

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble double vanity bathroom
  • Spacious bathtub and separate shower room
  • Private steam room
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 280 sqm (3014 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 155 sqm (1668 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 125 sqm (1345 sq. ft)

*All images are a combination of photography and artist renderings.

The artist representations and interior decorations, finishes, and furnishings are provided for illustrative purposes only.

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dining

Anthology

Exquisite cuisine introducing the talents and specialities of the world’s most celebrated guest chefs.

Anthology is defined as a collection of selected works of art or music reflecting the restaurant that acts as a culinary stage for guest chefs to curate menus showcasing global cuisines, along with unique wine pairings.

Set in contemporary, refined elegance, with the opportunity to dine al fresco, lower light levels, and flawless service create an intimate yet elevated atmosphere.

Anthology offers menus curated by the world’s most celebrated chefs and wine pairings by illustrious winemakers for a one-of-a-kind guest chef experience onboard. A fine non-alcoholic beverage pairing is also available.

  • An exclusive experience fee from EUR 100 pp. applies.
  • Indoor seating: 48

Sakura

An immersive, authentic dining experience offering the finest Pan-Asian cuisine

Named after the cherry blossom – the national flower of Japan – and symbolic of renewal and optimism, Sakura offers Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian flavours for a taste of Pan-Asian cuisine that is both authentic and energising.

The space takes inspiration from Japan’s rich cultural heritage of tradition and rituals blended with distinct Japanese design cues, to create an intimate and welcoming space. The ancient tea rooms of Kyoto provide the inspiration for Sakura, where dark wood frames lead your eye to traditional Japanese ceiling details, adorned with a cherry blossom tree canopy which shrouds diners with a warm atmosphere of festoon lights.

Authenticity extends to the kitchen, where chefs follow traditional techniques – using only the very best carefully sourced ingredients – to ensure a truly pan-Asian experience.

Expansive ocean views, a Sake sommelier, Asian-influenced beverages – including a curated selection of sakes and shōchūs – combined with seamless service and modern Asian music create a dynamic dining experience.

Signature Dishes at Sakura

Wagyu beef tataki, wakame salad, smoked Madagascan pepper

Never cooked or grilled, our sustainably sourced prime grade 5 Japanese wagyu beef is delicately torched by our chefs: this authentic method of cooking ensures that the best qualities of the beef are preserved for the guests’ mouth-watering enjoyment.

Kaffir lime pavlova, mango, passion fruit brunoise, mango sorbet

A fusion of east and west, this unique interpretation of pavlova is a perfect representation of the passionate, creative expertise and multicultural diversity of our talented pastry team .

Kale salad

Another example of our chefs’ ingenuity, a humble kale salad is transformed into culinary art for our guests to enjoy. This superfood salad is not simply dressed, but cured with the finest quality of sesame dressing for a rounded flavour – it represents a fusion of clean living with the flavours of Asia.

  • Indoor seating: 92

Marble & Co. Grill

A redefined European steakhouse experience

Inspired by the marbling found in only the finest beef, Marble & Co. Grill serves exceptional cuts, personally sourced and sustainably farmed.

The menu has been designed to take guests on a journey of discovery, with sumptuous, rare meats sourced for their flavour and distinctive provenance. More than a steakhouse, Marble & Co is the realisation of a vision where careful attention to ingredients and passion for cooking come together to create a truly special dining experience.

This redefined European steakhouse experience is reflected through the modern, understated yet sophisticated design with soft lighting and relaxed, attentive service. The experience is augmented by an in-house dry ager and a cellar boasting a superb selection of fine wines.

Signature Dishes at Marble & Co. Grill

Grilled prime rib, aged 30-days, cherry tomatoes, Hollandaise sauce

Provenance and quality take centre stage, to create the finest version of a steakhouse classic. From a local producer in Deux Sévres region of the lush Loire Valleé, it’s clear why the famous Jersiaise breed, renowned for its sensational flavour and intense marbling, is one of the most sought-after cuts or prime rib. To truly appreciate this beautiful cut, it is topped simply with cherry tomatoes and a sumptuous Hollandaise sauce.

Crushed fingerling potatoes, Le Beurre Bordier butter from Normandy, Calvisius Oscietra caviar, crème fraîche, chives

A simple dish executed with the finest ingredients. The crushed fingerling potatoes are made with Bordier butter, arguably, the finest butter in the world, served only in the finest establishments. Potatoes are topped with Calvisius Oscietra caviar, known the world over for being some of the best quality caviar available; the caviar is sustainably produced in Italy, in an area rich with fresh spring water, contributing to its high quality and low-salt flavour.

  • Indoor seating: 80

Med Yacht Club

A relaxed celebration of the flavours, ambience and la dolce vita of the Mediterranean

Inspired by sailings across crystal clear waters, the Med Yacht Club is influenced by sophisticated, beachside Mediterranean restaurants, embracing the varied cuisines of the region.

Effortlessly refined in its design, Med Yacht Club creates a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, where bright sunshine streaming through large portholes and Med-influenced music transport guests on a culinary journey inspired by sea travel.

Inspired by authentic Mediterranean dining, and infusing tastes and textures of Italy, Spain, Greece, France, and North Africa – while incorporating plant-based, vegetarian and wholesome ingredients – the menu of Med Yacht Club serves sharing plates, created with passion, for guests to enjoy with friends and family alike. Each dish is inspired by the most authentic of Mediterranean ingredients and flavours.

Wines will showcase the rich vineyards of the Mediterranean, with fresh juices and cocktails honouring regional ingredients.

Signature Dishes at Med Yacht Club

Grilled octopus, San Marzano tomato sauce, Taggiasca olives, green beans, parsley

If ever there were a singular dish to represent the importance province plays in the ingredients used onboard Explora Journeys, then this is surely it. Sharp sun-dried Taggiasca olives compliment the sweet San Marzano tomatoes, creating a perfectly balanced bed for the expertly grilled, sustainably sourced octopus.

Sweet caprese with cherry tomatoes, strawberries, burrata, pesto

A true representation of the creativity and skill of our chefs, this sweet interpretation of an Italian classic will surprise and delight in equal measure. The finest cherry tomatoes and strawberries create an intriguing base, upon which our burrata sits – made with emulsified burrata cream, and adorned with even more sweet tomatoes and strawberries with a drizzle of pesto from Sicilian Bronte pistachios.

  • Indoor seating: 136 (34 at the bar) 
  • Open for lunch and dinner

Emporium Marketplace

Effortless all-day dining, inspired by cuisines and flavours from across the globe

An Emporium is defined as a place offering many different things, a place for merchants to showcase their best produce (coming from the Greek word emporion – ἐμπόριον).

Emporium Marketplace is an effortless all-day dining restaurant, bringing the global culinary talent and produce to the fore to offer diverse cuisines with a focus on quality produce, inspired by local destinations, and allowing guests total flexibility in what they choose to eat, and when.

Bathed in natural bright light, several separate cooking stations evolve throughout the day. White marble and minimalist design take centre stage, allowing the freshest ingredients to make the food the true hero of this elegant relaxed space.

Features include sushi, fresh seafood and a daily rotisserie offering grilled, roasted, and slow-cooked meats. Pasta is cooked to order, and freshly baked pizzas and bread are on offer as are home-made sandwiches. The charcuterie, fromagerie, boulangerie and patisserie stations enhance the experience. Fresh juices, smoothies and acai bowls are provided during breakfast.

Signature Dishes at Emporium Marketplace

Handmade tortelloni, ricotta cheese, spinach, tomato-sage butter

It’s often the simplest dishes that take great skill – this classic is no exception. Tortelloni are ring-shaped, filled pasta ‘pockets’ that originate in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Made onboard from scratch every day in the authentic Italian way, it’s a process best described as art-meets-science. Carefully sourced flour is used to make dough that has the correct degree of elasticity; this is essential to giving the tortelloni their mouth-watering light and silky texture before being filled with ricotta and spinach, then gently coated in tomato-sage butter.

Plant based chia yoghurt

Our curated chia yoghurt is daily made from homemade cashew milk, creating a fusion of delicious creamy flavours for guests to enjoy each morning.

  • A selection of wines, champagne and beverages are available to complement meals throughout the day.
  • Indoor seating: 271

In-Suite Dining

Refined dining in the comfort of your suite or private terrace

Our guests can enjoy an array of cuisines at any time, day or night, in the comfort of their suite or private terrace. Available 24 hours, the menu offers guests a taste of each of our unique dining destinations.

  • Available 24 hours

Fil Rouge

A global tasting tour to French-inspired international cuisine

A common red thread that unites international flavours with a French influence. Fil Rouge is a sophisticated and intimate restaurant, offering a global tasting tour of French-inspired international cuisine, where guests are encouraged to take their time to appreciate both the cuisine and the intimate ambience.

A universal, timeless dining experience, Fil Rouge is a visual articulation of the fundamentals of elegance. Intricate hexagons representing the simplest expression of perfection contrast with clean white walls adorned with inspiring works of art.

An elegant dessert cart tempts with the freshest creations served tableside, and a superb wine selection showcases the best of both the Old and New World vineyards.

Signature Dish at Fil Rouge

Tuna tataki, crispy tomato-olive tart, vegetables, vanilla white pepper

Sustainably raised and caught in the open Mediterranean Sea close to the Cartagena Bay, the Mediterranean bluefin tuna sourced by our chefs is some of the best grade to be found anywhere in the world for sashimi.

  • Indoor seating: 222 
  • Open for breakfast and dinner

Chef’s Kitchen

Private dining and culinary school

The Chef’s Kitchen is an immersive experience held in an ocean-front private kitchen setting for 12 guests. Our team of culinary experts guides our guests through a journey of discovering new ingredients, flavours, textures and cultures, regardless of their cooking skills level.

The experience continuously evolves around the regions visited by the ship, and will also extend ashore with visits to local markets and hand-picked producers. The adjacent private dining room is the perfect venue for guests to celebrate their new skills, savour the incredible dishes they created, paired with superb wines from our sommeliers.

  • Indoor seating: 12 
  • An exclusive experience fee applies

Gelateria & Creperie at The Conservatory

Authentic French and Italian indulgences in a relaxed weather-protected poolside environment

Set in the relaxed, weather-protected poolside Conservatory, this is the place to treat yourself to authentic French and Italian indulgencies.

  • Open during the day
entertainment

Journeys Lounge

Mixology, enrichment and entertainment continuously evolving throughout the day

The most spacious onboard lounge features mixology specialists, enrichment activities and cabaret-style entertainment daily. This venue is designed to continuously evolve and transform throughout the day along with the ocean journey.

  • Indoor seating: 210
  • Open all day

Explora Lounge

A luminous lounge offering spectacular 270-degree views of the ocean, a spectacular backdrop to informal drinking and dining

Explora Lounge is a central meeting place bathed in natural bright light, where guests can watch the world sail by as they enjoy light meals, snacks, and traditional afternoon tea. Perfect for a quiet moment to read, work or sip a coffee, or simply admire the beautiful sea-facing views which instantly ease the mind into a calming space.

Cool and soothing background music during the day is transformed into a jazz and piano bar at night. This is the perfect soundtrack to your journey paired with a sunset aperitivo in hand.

Guests can enjoy light meals, snacks, traditional afternoon tea, along with inventive modern cocktails barista-made coffees, loose leaf teas, smoothies, and fresh pressed juices.

  • Indoor seating: 149
  • Outdoor seating: 38
  • Open all day

Astern Pool & Bar

An all-day pool and lounge setting for a seaside escape

An all-day lounge next to the infinity pool, ideal for a seaside escape offering chilled beach club vibes, with low background music by day and acoustic musicians and DJs as the sun sets, continuing throughout the evening.

Outdoor dining is available from nearby Sakura restaurant in bento boxes, conveniently served seated at a table, a lounger or a poolside sunbed. Refreshing towels and sun screen are offered to guests throughout the day.

  • Outdoor seating: 122 (Includes sunbeds, lounge chairs and bar seating)
  • Open all day

Astern Lounge

All-day lounge for a seaside escape opening up to the Astern Pool

Astern Lounge is the social hub of the journey, with a collection of events and rituals suited to every taste.

Effortlessly transitioning throughout the day, Astern Lounge hosts live music, DJ sessions and enrichment insights. Coming to life from sundown, the lounge perfects the aperitivo through a ritual of celebrating the golden hour, complemented by live entertainment.

  • Indoor seating: 70
  • Open all day

The Conservatory Pool & Bar

A weather-protected all-day poolside lounge

The Conservatory is a weather-protected poolside lounge by day. By night, it turns into a cinema experience under the stars. A relaxed, calming venue to unwind and enjoy cocktails, with light, lively background music playing throughout the day.

  • Indoor seating: 52

Lobby Bar

A centrally-located social bar and lounge

A central gathering social bar and lounge, amongst high-end boutiques, provides the ideal spot to enjoy refreshments throughout the day and night.

  • Indoor seating: 40
  • Open all day

Bal Mythos

At the stroke of midnight, guests will don handcrafted masks of local gods and goddesses. Now is the time to revel in a fully immersive club vibe as they dance to resident artists and singers.

Midnight Wayfinder

With dreamy guitar music and storytelling under the stars, guests learn how sailors have long relied on the sea, wind and sky to bring them safely to shore.

Inferno

An unforgettable nod to the glamour of Manhattan’s Studio 54, Soul Train, and Europe’s 1970s discos, where guests can let their hair down, enjoy cocktails from the era, and dance the night away.

Ombre Sunsets

Hone photographic skills in the Explora Lounge. Master the art of capturing a fiery sunset, as it soaks into the ocean below. Discover the true skill required to capture an elegant selfie; or learn to correctly light a piece of art.

Melodic Master Class

Get to know our resident artists as they share their talents in song writing, improvisation and composition.

Malt Whisky Bar

A refined tour of the global whisky regions

Set within the Explora Lounge, Malt offers a refined tour of the global whisky regions, including some of the rarest whiskies. Complete with a walk-in humidor, cigar expert and a dedicated outdoor cigar-smoking terrace.

A menu with an emphasis on dark brown spirits

Features an outdoor smoking area for guests to enjoy their hand-rolled cigars*, selected with the guidance of our cigar expert

Signature whiskey-based cocktails curated exclusively for Explora Journeys

Low jazz background music

  • Indoor seating: 20
  • Open from afternoon to late in the evening

The Spirit of Whisky

Learn the art of mixology in the Malt Whisky Bar. Guests will unearth this time-honoured spirit as they try their hand at making four signature cocktails.

Decadence

The themes of this fabulously indulgent experience switch from lounge to lounge, with live music, immersive performances and an air of lavishness that make The Great Gatsby look second-rate.

An Evening by Candlelight

The themes of this fabulously indulgent experience switch from lounge to lounge, with live music, immersive performances and an air of lavishness that make The Great Gatsby look second-rate.

Le Jazz

Guests enjoying journeys that take in France can let go in a Parisian jazz club experience, accompanied by French martinis and canapés.

Let the Good Times Roll

Jiving to New Orleans jazz cabaret is an essential part of a Caribbean journey, with a Creole menu, absinthe cocktails and dazzling musicianship.

Crema Café

Bustling European all-day café culture brought to the oceans of the world

A thick luxurious layer of crema nods to the freshness of an espresso and aptly lends authenticity and sophistication to a café at the centre of life on board.

Inspired by modern European café culture, Crema Café has unpretentiously stylish interiors with comfortable lounge seating, featuring sophisticated reading material and art set against uninterrupted views of the sea. A place designed to meet, discuss, unwind, taste and indulge, where like-minded guests gather to mingle and converse.

Coffee is chosen by selected connoisseurs who have travelled the world exploring fair-trade coffee origin, character, and strength. Discover the refined methods of brewing coffee from skilled baristas, taste high-quality loose-leaf teas with an on-hand tea expert, or enjoy refreshing cold-pressed juices. A jewellery-shop-like display showcases pastries, cakes, desserts and dry sweets including madeleine, cannelés, biscotti, navette sandwiches as well as gelato flavours that evolve throughout the day.

  • Indoor seating: 62
  • Outdoor seating: 16
  • Open all day from early morning

Atoll Pool & Bar

An intimate pool with a chilled vibe throughout the day

Here, guests can enjoy the sun, sea and serenity along with sunny, sparkling and colourful drinks. Refreshing towels and sun screen are offered to guests throughout the day.

  • Outdoor seating: 138 (Includes sunbeds, lounge chairs and bar seating)
  • Open all day

Helios Pool & Bar

A panoramic adults-only pool and lounge experience

Inspired by the Ancient Greek god of the sun, and also literally meaning “sun” in Greek, this adults-only area is indeed the sunniest venue onboard, panoramically facing forward on deck 12. Enjoy lying by the pool or lounging throughout the day as you watch the ship sail through the sea. Refreshing towels and sunscreen are offered to guests throughout the day.

  • Outdoor seating: 100 (Includes sunbeds, lounge chairs and bar seating)
  • Open all day

Sky Bar On 14

A panoramic outdoor lounge setting, ideal for soothing cocktails and infinite views.

Midday Melodies

Each and every day the Lobby comes alive with acoustic music to mark the passing of the morning into the afternoon as another day onboard unfolds before guests.

health & fitness

Ocean Wellness Spa

The Spa is where the pressures of daily life dissipate to insignificance amidst a sensory journey to the Ocean State of Mind.

Meticulously crafted space, dedicated solely to treatments and wellness facilities which enhance our guests’ relaxation and rejuvenation.

Facilities

  • Steam Room
  • Steam shower (in private spa suites)
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Finnish sauna
  • Salt cave
  • Experience shower
  • Ice fall
  • Heated marble loungers
  • Relaxation room

11 Treatment Rooms in total of which

  • 2 Private Spa Suites with a dedicated outdoor relaxation area
  • 1 Double treatment room
  • 7 single treatment rooms
  • 1 single treatment room for specialised skin treatments – the Medi Luxe Treatments by Dr Levy Switzerland
  • Outdoor relaxation area

The Spa Facilities

Steam Room

A regenerating oasis of psycho-physical wellbeing. Air, steam, and scented fragrances combine and gently rest on the skin, making natural exfoliation easier and increasing perspiration.

Experience Shower

A multi-sensory journey, the warm shower is complete with fragrances and soft colour lights, offering moments of utmost pleasure – either at the beginning or at the end of the day.

Hydrotherapy Pool

Designed to create moments of authentic psycho-physical regeneration.

Finnish Sauna

The ideal space to unwind, reduce stress, strengthen airways, relax your muscles, and oxygenate your tissues.

Salt Cave

Walls are covered in Himalayan salt bricks, allowing guests to inhale Himalayan salt-infused air, which releases negative ions into the air.

Steam Shower

A shower that combines the relaxing heat of the steam and the regenerating freshness of water.
(* Available within private Spa suites)

Ice Fall

The Ice Fall regenerates the body after intense heat exposure in the Finnish Sauna or Steam Room.

Heated Marble Loungers

Equipped with an infrared system that radiates the heat on the whole stone surface. 

Ocean Wellness Fitness

A space that echoes the revitalising power of the oceans.

Each of the Ocean Wellness Fitness spaces is designed to motivate guests helping them to lower stress levels, improve sleep quality and enjoy elevated energy.

A varied and personalised fitness experience

Fitness Centre

Includes a fitness assessment area, and the renowned Technogym Artis equipment, allowing any guest to get a comprehensive, well-rounded workout.

Seize the benefits of sleep, accompanied by the soothing soundtrack of the ocean.

The Fitness Centre features different areas for cardio, strength, and functional training. Guests can train with high-end cardio equipment from the Technogym Artis Line, a unique collection designed to the highest standards to maximise the efficiency of a workout and optimise results. Among the many options, guests can elevate their indoor running experience and enjoy engaging content and workouts with Run Artis, or train in a fun and effective way on the elliptical Artis Synchro.

In the strength training area guests can work on their lower body with high-quality solutions such as the Artis Leg Press and Artis Leg Curl, or train their upper body with innovative products such as the Artis Chest Press and the Artis Shoulder Press.

For strength workout sessions, Explora Journeys also offers guests the Technogym Bench, the innovative, functional and strength training station with sleek design and enclosed tools that enables guests to perform over 200 exercise options, and fitness tools such as Urethane Dumbbells, which allow guests to be precise in their workouts and recruit more muscles more efficiently. 

Ocean Wellness The Beauty Studio

We believe inner wellness should radiate in outer beauty and confidence.

Our beauty spaces are dedicated to this philosophy, allowing you to feel at one with the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Beauty Studio

Our Beauty Studio is a flowing space, to ensure all your beauty needs are catered for in one space, ranging from rejuvenating hair rituals and barber treatments to bespoke hand and foot treatments.

Barber Corner

Handcrafter grooming services

Ocean Wellness Wellbeing

Experiences, programmes and spaces to enhance the influence of the ocean on wellbeing.

Tailor-made consultations and retreat programmes ranging from sleep and immune boosting to nutrition to help guests achieve a state of inner and outer calm.

Discover Our Wellbeing

From sleep to nutrition, our selection of wellbeing initiatives have been carefully curated to ensure that our guests enrich their sense of wellbeing throughout and beyond their journey and achieving their Ocean State of Mind.

Sleep Retreat

Seize the benefits of sleep, accompanied by the soothing soundtrack of the ocean.

Sleep is the calm that lays the elemental foundations of life.

Our Sleep Retreat provides guests with a series of sleep-enhancing practices. An introductory one-to-one workshop with a sleep-enhancing smoothie will give rise to a tailored sleep programme.

From Aromatherapy Associates Relax and Sleep Ritual, a restorative and yoga Nidra class to in-suite bedtime meditation – Explora Journeys will ensure that guests benefit from a well-rested stay.

The Retreat includes expert-led workshops that help to discover the importance of sleep giving answers to an important, yet often overlooked subject. Learn why sleep is important, what is the recommended amount of sleep and factors that affect sleep.

These include sleep enhancing foods and snacks and how to create a good environment to promote good sleep.

Yoga

ENERGY YOGA:

Energy flow power class with the addition of bamboo tapping to supercharge energy levels. Complete the yoga practice with a bespoke visualisation inspired by the ocean’s incessant vitality.

SLEEP YOGA:

Restorative class with guided yoga Nidra. A portal to peace, this combination of restorative yoga, yoga Nidra and the addition of warm neck and eye pillows puts you on the path to a truly blissful night’s sleep.

RELAXATION YOGA:

Cradle your emotions with the crystal oceanic wisdom singing bowl whilst meditating to focus on love and kindness. All to foster greater feelings of self-love and appreciation.

MINDFULNESS YOGA:

A deeply therapeutic restorative yoga class anchoring the body and mind in the present moment through the use of essential oils and bespoke guided ocean-inspired meditation.

IMMUNE-BOOSTING YOGA:

Yoga flow with a focus on pranayama techniques, proven to provide more oxygen to the blood and reduce stress levels and anxiety. The yoga practice finishes with an immune-fortifying juice shot.

Immune Boosting Retreat

Protect and prepare your body and mind by boosting immunity. The programme includes an introductory one-to-one workshop with a welcome immune-fortifying juice, as well as a one-to-one yoga flow with a focus on pranayama techniques and thymus tapping. The programme is complemented with a specially curated immune-fortifying lunch and the Aromatherapy Associates Immune Support Treatment.

The Immune-Boosting Retreat includes expert-led workshops that help to discover the importance of protecting your immune system. Learn about the core principles of immunity, and how to boost it.

A few topics discussed:

  • our immune system
  • thymus gland and chakra, and the benefits of thymus tapping
  • how to build strength in mind and body

The workshop is complemented with immune-fortifying foods and snacks and Pranayama techniques to practice at home.

Embark on a journey of awakening

A series of experiences on board designed to enliven your senses.

TOUCH

Sunrise yoga on deck with bamboo tapping on the body, Technogym Case with a wake up and energise routine, guided morning stretches via the in-suite TV.

HEAR

Awakening playlist in-suite, rise and shine ocean awakening harmonies.

SEE

Journey of awakening in-suite TV channel, revive card with lifestyle advice.

SMELL

Refreshing towels with a reviving aroma at the Ocean Wellness – Fitness Centre and other wellness or fitness experiences.

TASTE

Vitality shot, wellness breakfast, and energising tea in-suite

Embark on a journey of sleeping

A series of experiences on board designed to invoke a sense of calm and serenity amongst guests on their journey to the Ocean State of Mind.

TOUCH

Sleep yoga Nidra, bath ritual, Technogym Case with a good night and de-stress routine.

HEAR

Guided meditation from the in-suite TV, relaxing in-suite playlist.

SEE

Journey of sleeping in-suite TV channel, restore card with lifestyle advice.

SMELL

Pillow mist to relax.

TASTE

Sleep-inducing meal, relaxing tea in-suite. 

Indoor and 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 whirlpool baths on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship has been designed with water as a real focal point of the onboard experience – helping our guests discover their ocean state of mind.

Fitness Studio

Tailor-made Technogym designed classes, equipped with the innovative Technogym Bench. Pilates Reformers classes for improved balance through the strengthening of the core muscles.

Located within the Fitness Centre, the Fitness Studio allows guests to take part in yoga classes with the Technogym training mats, which offer extra-large size and maximum comfort, or enjoy functional workouts with the Technogym Bench, Technogym Skill tools and the Technogym Case Kit, a practical and spacious bag with a QR code on the hangtag, that allows for direct access to a digital library of video exercises and guided routines focused on their needs.

Additionally, our Fitness Studio offers Pilates Reformers classes for improved balance through the strengthening of the core muscles.

Open Air Fitness

Fitness deck overlooking the ocean – equipped with flexible solutions, such as Technogym Skillrow, Group Cycle and Technogym Case Kit, offering variety in an outdoor location.

On the outdoor deck, guests can train in the open air, with direct ocean views. The Open Air Fitness area provides guests with the latest fitness equipment such as:

SKILLROW, the first outdoor rowing equipment designed to improve anaerobic power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular abilities in one solution

GROUP CYCLE BIKES, perfect to create an engaging cycling experience.

TECHNOGYM CASE KIT

Guests can use Skillrow, Group Cycle bikes and also Technogym Case in the way they most prefer: they can choose to train individually, receive support from a qualified personal trainer, or participate in exciting and engaging fitness classes.

More exercise options in the open air include:

RUNNING TRACK: Encircling the ship is a 360º track where runners can enjoy commanding ocean views while they do laps.

SPORTS COURT: The ideal space for touch tennis, half basketball, or yoga ritual experiences.

In-Suite Fitness

Enjoy the all-inclusive functional training kit that empowers you to perform myriads of total body workouts, with the guidance of the Technogym virtual coach. To be enjoyed either in-suite or on the suite terrace, the Technogym Case and Technogym Bench are sleek, versatile and hold various tools for complete body workouts.

Sports Court

A dedicated space for various activities, such as touch tennis, half basketball and yoga ritual experiences. The use of the space is complimentary for all guests and the equipment such as balls, rackets and other will be provided on board free of charge.

Sundial Salutation

This twice-daily, movement-based wellness ritual invigorates guests as they begin each new day, then calms them as sunset slides into nightfall.

Ocean Meditation

Simple daily guided meditations against a backdrop of sky and ocean, a welcome to each new day. A blend of local cultural practices and soothing stories about the day’s destination.

Running Track

A 360-degree track encircling EXPLORA II – ideal for morning runs with uninterrupted ocean views.

enrichment

Enchanting Explorations

Think of our Enchanting Explorations like traveling through the pages of a little black book of secrets that belongs to the fashionable and elite.

Meticulously designed to usher in next-level exclusivity for small, agile groups seeking peerless experiences, and to witness moments that are off limits to most.

You may find yourself in a silent Sistine Chapel after it closes to the public. Perhaps you will sail along the coastline of enchanting Mykonos on a relaxing and captivating catamaran cruise of the south coast, home to some of the island’s best beaches.

Or indulge in top-line dinner reservations to a restaurant with a 2-year wait list.

The Enchanting Explorations are the definition of distinction for bespoke groups seeking peerless experiences.

What to expect:

  • Intimate and small groups
  • Tailor-made boutique adventures
  • Explorers with expertise in their field of study to enhance the experience
  • 5-star accommodations if required
  • High-end culinary experiences
  • VIP access to landmark sites and special events
  • Meticulously vetted hosts to coordinate all logistics
  • Luxury transportation

Watch humpbacks from a whirlpool in Trømso

Trømso, Norway

In the Paris of the North, Trømso, you can luxuriate in a Finnish-style sauna, find peace and chef-inspired meals in a zen lounge, and watch whales from a whirlpool, all aboard a one-of-a-kind spa and wellness vessel.

Christened the Vulkana, volcano, the former Norwegian whaling boat now creatively overflows with wellness and sauna cultures from around the world. A gracious crew tends to all of your needs and assures that you will never forget such a rare experience that, truly, few people in the world have ever enjoyed.

Exclusive Access to the Royal Swedish Opera

Stockholm, Sweden

Since its first curtain call in 1773, the Royal Swedish Opera has taken centre stage in the world of arts. It was even immortalised in an opera by Giuseppe Verdi about the tragic assignation of King Gustav III whilst attending his masquerade ball 1782.

Your docent will guide you on an after-hours exploration through the classical building of red velvet, painted ceilings and a grand staircase that leads to the four-tiered auditorium that’s gloriously crowned with chandelier weighing two tonnes. Go behind-the-scenes into the royal apartments, the costume department, a blacksmith’s shop, and insights into props and the Prompter.

A mindful walk in the woods

The ultimate exploration is to experience a new destination in its purest and most natural form. So, with a nod to the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing”, we have prepared a collection of experiences designed to enhance your health with intimate connections to the natural world.

From the most far-flung forests to misty mountains to peaceful flower-filled fields, our eco-therapy experiences promise to support every aspect of your well-being.

Normandy from behind the wheel of a Citroën 2CV

Honfleur, France

Fun-loving auto aficionados who seek something truly unique can hop behind the wheel of Citroën 2CVs to explore the charming back roads of Normandy. Prized by locals for its personality and vintage style, the 2CV is one of the most desirable cult cars and perfectly suits the setting on a planned route through a picturesque countryside.

From the port of Honfleur, visit off-the-beaten-path villages and seaside cafés. Crown your perfect day with cider tasting and a behind-the-scenes tour of a Pays d’Auge farm known for its delicious Pont-l’Évêque cheeses.

Tailored Experiences

The travel equivalent of haute couture, our Tailored Experiences are tailor-made for those who seek truly customised arrangements that are both personal and without compromise.

We are pleased to curate your requests for singular, customised arrangements that can be as off-the-beaten-path or utterly indulgent as you wish. Whether yours is an intimate group of two or a larger gathering of family and friends, we can help you adapt a featured destination experience or totally tailor an arrangement that delivers exactly where and what you prefer.

We also extend our private car and driver programme for guests wishing to design their own itinerary. This programme provides the utmost in privacy and flexibility with an appropriately sized luxury vehicle to accommodate your group for either half- or full-day schedules.

Adrift on your dream of a private yacht

Let tropical tides carry you alongside breath-taking shores, anchor off deserted islands where yours are the only footprints, or dive into crystal clear lagoons known only to the most seasoned sailors.

When your dream of distant shores includes a private boat or yacht tour, Explora Journeys can connect you with a captain and crew able to deliver all your desires.

From plush towels and snorkel gear, chef-driven meals, and perfectly chilled champagne with corks popped precisely at sunset, we can help you navigate an adventure for just you or with only those you prefer onboard.

The sky is the limit

Our private helicopter experiences let you feel like James Bond on a secret mission to swoop low over vast sand dunes, hover over jagged mountain peaks, set down on glaciers, backcountry bike trails and ski slopes, or amid the most romantic vistas.

When only a helicopter can get you where you wish to go, we can help you take to the air for moments that are especially spectacular no matter how logistically remote. The only pre-requisite is having a dream that you wished to be fulfilled.

Plan your escape to the outdoors

Whether you wish to hike in the footsteps of Vikings, kayak through narrow river gorges in Southern France, or bike through verdant vineyards in Argentina, we can help you plan your great escape into the outdoors.

No matter the mode of your outdoor adventure, we can help you get out there where nature shows off how colossal forces created her magnificent beauty.

From delicate ecosystems to underground passages to the top of mighty precipices, our outdoor private excursions will let you touch the soul of Mother Nature.

In-Country Immersions

Traversing beyond the bounds of the ocean, we take you deeper into the culture of the countries we visit with immersive all-inclusive excursions.

Our In-Country Immersions whisk you sunward via private jets or hot-air balloons, nimble ATVs or sure-footed horses to chase nearby marvels, events and wilderness treks both famously celebrated or deeply shrouded in mystery.

Designed as three- or more- day overland experiences, our In-Country Immersions are all-inclusive and available to intimately sized groups starting before or after your sailing. All you have to do is let go-and let us immerse you in the extraordinary that lies further afield.

What to expect:

  • Luxury transportation such as private jet, flights, vehicles, boats etc.
  • 5-star accommodations
  • Culinary experiences, including all meals, beverages, and selected spirits
  • VIP access to landmark sites and special events
  • Ultra-exclusive evening experiences
  • Meticulously vetted hosts to coordinate all logistics
  • Luxury transportation and luggage handling

Rainbows of the mist at Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Brazil, Argentina

Nestled in the cooling jade of a tropical jungle, there is no other place where you will feel more connected to the natural world than when you are standing before Iguazu Falls. Belonging to the realm of superlatives, Iguazu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 250 falls that stretch 2.7 kilometers and plummet from heights up to 82 meters. Renowned as the largest waterfall system on earth, it is higher than Niagara and wider than Victoria Falls. It also boasts the greatest water volume with an estimated 1 million litres per second.

Your fantasy tour takes flight as you are buckled into a helicopter that flutters like a hummingbird over the site. Your accommodation at a celebrated 5-star hacienda-style hotel also has the distinction of being the only hotel within Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park.

Lochs, highlands, and epic history to match

Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotland is a destination of epic proportions. Green glens and rugged coastlines dotted with charming villages where a millennium of fascinating history and traditions are still relevant in a modern world. Helicopters whisk us to remote mountain ridges crowned with rarely seen lochs and staggering vertical drops.

Astronomers take us into the “darkest” dark sky park in the UK to study an infinite number of blazing stars. 900 years of tradition call us to a Highland “gathering and games”. And hikes into national parks lead us to picturesque reindeer herds. With accommodations in opulent castles and sumptuous dining experiences, this experience will introduce you to a side of Scotland that even the locals have never come across.

Polar Ice Cap, musk ox, and luxury camping

Greenland

No matter how well-travelled you are, it’s difficult to wrap your mind around the experience of camping on the world’s largest polar ice cap, where vibrant blue ice colours are surreal. Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of Greenland’s hinterland.

Two-thirds of Greenland lies above the Arctic Circle and for five glorious days you will too. Under 24 hours of sunlight, we ice climb on glaciers, hop in helicopters to view vast vistas of white at the edge of the ice cap, climb into snow trucks in search of herds of shaggy musk ox grazing on the tundra, and camp outside a remote radar station in off-grid, eco-luxury lodging tents that are environmentally light-on-the-ice yet wonderfully warm and welcoming. Immense landscapes experienced in the most intimate terms.

Wonderful Warsaw and Michelin-star dining

Warsaw, Poland

Explore the energy that pulses in Warsaw, Poland’s capital of cool. Waltz into its historical UNESCO-protected Old Town for a two-night stay to experience its hottest highlights: reservations at a Michelin-starred restaurant; VIP vodka tasting; private piano concert honouring the city’s son, Chopin; and an after-hours tour of the imposing Royal Castle.

A wealth of culture and leisure awaits in a city where the winds of change now breeze through a festive party that never ends.

Moonscapes and mysteries of Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey

Time has no measure in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Moonscapes and byzantine mysteries, natural beauty and human ingenuity. Your three nights of Turkish delights begins in Istanbul’s top sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. We follow the Silk Road to Cappadocia to enjoy whirling dervishes, optional sunrise balloon rides, and an underground city limestone landscape that seemingly melt like white cake icing.

Never have your eyes, mind or soul experienced such wonders.

Boundless Discoveries

Our Boundless Discoveries offer unbridled finesse and flourishes in expanding must-do experiences to include hidden wonders and VIP access.

Boutique in nature and bolder in adventure, our Boundless Discoveries expand must-do experiences with hidden wonders and VIP access that lets you see the world from a debonair perspective.

It’s not enough to just go to Cairo’s Great Pyramids or Rio’s Christ the Redeemer, you must stare face-to-face with our world’s marvels, intimately feel the power of their presence, find yourself tingling with goosebumps and experience it in a way that quenches your thirst to do more than anyone else can experience.

This is our definition of boundless, to go beyond limitations, in a manner that defines the pinnacle of discovery.

What to expect:

  • Early entry and after hours access provided to ensure an exclusive experience
  • Modern elegant transportation
  • Licensed and reliable operators
  • Comfort, limited group size for a more intimate and personalized experience
  • Experienced and knowledgeable exploration team to assist you onboard and ashore

A beach club like no other

Our Ocean State of Mind is a state of mind unlike no other, and so too are our signature beach experiences. Within legendary locations, whether sleek and suave or remote and bohemian, we curate the perfect combination of sun, sand, and cocktails for impeccable morning-to-night gatherings.

The atmosphere is vibrant with all the right beach-club aesthetics including relaxing lounge chairs, impeccable service, DJs and bands plus a menu of cocktails and cuisine that promises a day at the beach with the highest comforts.

The Pillars of Seville: Flamenco and tapas

Seville, Spain

From the first strum of the guitar and dramatic step of a foot, you are captivated. The Andalusian flamenco dance is poetry in motion; a passionate choreography of music, dance and song that is immortalised in Spain’s cultural identity. The stage is set across the threshold of a graceful Andalusian hacienda that is lovingly converted into a multi-storied museum dedicated to flamenco and tapas. This distinctive experience lets you personally delve into how women combine graceful turns with dramatic steps. How guitarists perform with lightning-fast finger-rolls. How castanets are a complicated synchronisation of beats. And how much importance is placed on the wardrobe with a visit to the world’s premier designer of dresses that is considered the Christian Dior of Flamenco. The grand crescendo is a tantalising professional performance served with tapas, wine and passion. Salud!

The private world of the Pope’s summer retreat

Rome, Italy

Follow the Pope and retreat to the private papal escape, the Pontifical Palace of Castel Gandolfo. Step inside the tranquil Pontifical Villas. Behold the beauty of the Apostolic Palace. Enter the private domain of the Pope’s Apartment and enjoy exclusive access to ruins of a Roman Theatre and working Farmhouse, areas usually not available to the public but made possible with Explora Journeys. Lunch at a nearby restaurant continues to nourish the soul with spectacular views and a 1,000-plus bottle wine cellar.

An ode to olives, mamas & tapas

Málaga, Spain

Sip, savour and soak-up Andalusia, the best destination for olive oil, local wine, community and comfort. Flower-line rural roads lead us to the romantically white-washed villages with old stone churches, centuries old olive groves, and charming homes where you are invited to step inside and help grandmothers, abuelas, and mamas prepare tapas in the kitchen.

The conversation and laughter mix with the wine and a myriad of locally harvested almonds, pomegranates, and vegetables. Rustic and soulfully rewarding, a day in the Málaga countryside, surrounded by a crown of mountains, will make you feel whole again.

Beyond Boundaries

Soul-stirring experiences that touch the impossible, from the thrill of supersonic speed to the deepest fathoms of ocean trenches.

There is something within all of us that seeks to touch the impossible; to reach out and fulfil a transcendent need that resonates deep within our being.

Our Beyond Boundaries experiences answer that call where opportunities into the unchartered promise profound and personal enrichment.

Whether you seek the thrill of supersonic speed, the silence of polar mountain peaks, the deepest fathoms of ocean trenches, the sense of awe from meeting world-leading intellects and artisans, these experiences are more than one-off wonderments, they are soul-stirring achievements that will forever influence your perspective of the world and your role within it.

The only remaining question is how far do you dare to go to close the distance between your dreams and reality?

Dive into the wild side of Ibiza!

Ibiza, Spain

Jumping off cliffs from 1 meter and up to 10 meters high will be an extreme experience that forces you to face your fears.

Adrenaline pumping in profusion, propels that glorifying moment when your feet leave the earth, followed by the exhilaration of splashing into crystal blue waters.

The thrill of the moment matched only by the beautiful scenery: sun-kissed limestone cliffs, rugged parched coastline, the sounds of laughter and pure joy. So, what are you waiting for? This is an experience you can jump into, feet first!

Flying the ultimate jet warbird

Riga, Latvia

Strap yourself into one of most popular jet warbirds ever designed, the sleek and stealth L-39. Start the engine — and some noise. Taxi. Throttle. Thrust. Your pilot pushes your jet to its limits. Pulling Gs. Piercing clouds. Now you take the stick and dip your wings with the altitude indicator. It’s a white-knuckle ride that will push your limits, both physically and mentally.

Photos and your personal certificate of accomplishment prove your daring to friends.

Private pampering on a remote rocky island

Gothenburg, Sweden

The sense of adventure washes over you with exclusive rental of Hamneskär Island, one of the most desirable places to visit in all of Scandinavia. A rugged paradise off the west coast of Sweden that’s reachable by private helicopter and RIB boats for your intimate party of two. Wild sea air, chilled champagne, just-shucked oysters, and dramatic stories of the island’s history fuel your sense of adventure. Enjoy back-to-nature pursuits, a gastronomic table of never-fresher seafood then unplug with a relaxing message in the lighthouse.

The ultimate escape for those who wish to experience the luxury of true isolation.

The Creative’s Journey

Behind-the-scenes stories and iconic moments in theatre and cinema are discovered through exciting talks by our Luminaries, resident and guest artists and other prolific talents. Accomplished writers, directors, producers, actors, musicians, choreographers, costumiers, and set and lighting designers are among them.

The Book Club

Occasional journeys feature a particular book relating to the region in which the ship is journeying, culminating in a reading with the author.

Single Origin

Led by a world-class barista, get familiar with local coffee cultures through tastings relevant to the journey.

Dance the Day Away

Select journeys will offer an incredible afternoon of learning some of the region’s movement culture, accompanied by local dance music, against a LED backdrop that conjures a sense of the geographical context. Sessions are led by our local experts and resident Artistes.

Artisanal

Courses on destination-themed crafts representative of local heritage, from textiles and tapestries to baskets and chocolate making, all taught by local experts.

Solivagant Society

Solivagant Society activities are there to introduce our solo travellers to all our journeys have to offer.

Prism

Prism events are organised to celebrate the diversity of our guests onboard.

Club Soda

With Club Soda, we support and entertain those who enjoy an alcohol-free lifestyle.

Captain’s Log Secrets of the Sail

Guests will walk the Ship alongside the Captain or Bridge Officers. Discover how ancient seafaring methods have paved the way to the mind-boggling technology of today. Get to know the team who sail us safely around the globe.

Moonrise

Every 28 days, guests gather to honour the full moon at a magical soirée, sipping signature cocktails and dancing under a starlit sky to live music.

Bespoke Experiences

Indulge in the epitome of exclusivity and luxury with Explora Journeys by Pelorus.

These bespoke experiences, crafted solely for Explora Journeys’ discerning guests, will deepen the connection to each destination and offer unparalleled perspectives creating lifelong memories.

Enhance your journey with our one-of-a-kind, pre- or post-journey additions, designed to immerse you in the local culture and unveil hidden gems.

Introducing Pelorus

Pelorus designs life-changing, innovative travel and yachting experiences for travellers across the globe.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences, driven by a unified ambition and mission to change the way we see the world and the impact we leave on it.

With impeccable attention to detail, creativity, and due diligence, Pelorus work exclusively with a network of industry leaders in designing unique, pioneering experiences in every corner of the world.

Explora Journeys has partnered with Pelorus to design these extraordinary adventures for discerning travellers, who will discover astounding beauty in wild landscapes and geological wonders through a selection of exciting experiences, complemented by unique state-of-the-art accommodation arrangements.

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Dress Code

We don’t have a dress code onboard but we suggest an Elegant Resort Casual style.

Smoking Policy

Explora Journeys respects the needs and desires of all guests and we have considered carefully the subject of those who smoke and those who do not. In compliance with global standards, smoking is freely permitted in dedicated areas throughout the ship and those areas are equipped with a special air extraction system. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the suites and the suite terraces.

Smoking will only be allowed on the outside area of the cigar lounge as well as in the following areas:

  • Deck 5: Starboard Side on the outdoor Crema Café Promenade
  • Deck 11: Forward, Port Side, outdoor area of Explora Lounge
  • Deck 12: Forward, Port Side, Cigar section of Helios Bar
  • Deck 14: Aft, Starboard Side, section of Sky Bar on 14

Service Animals

We do not accept animals onboard Explora Journeys. If you require the assistance of a service animal, please let us know when placing a booking.

Laundry

We offer a self-service guest laundry as well as a laundry service (charges apply).

Medical Centre

There is a medical centre onboard equipped for first aid and minor conditions only. The medical centre is not equipped as a land-based hospital and the doctor is not a specialist.

Medical consultations onboard are fee-based therefore we strongly recommend that you have comprehensive travel health insurance covering medical treatment, repatriation costs and expenses.

Accessibility

There are accessible suites onboard Explora Journeys.

Any guests in need of special services during their journey, or needing to travel with medical apparatus, including wheelchairs, motorised scooters or oxygen therapy are asked to please notify us in writing prior to final payment becoming due.

Certain Destination Experiences are wheelchair-accessible and there will be an icon to highlight these experiences. Depending on what the guest’s requirements are, experiences may be subject to availability as wheelchair-accessible transport has to be pre-requested. It is recommended that guests advise their preferred Travel Advisor or an Explora Journeys Ambassador of their requirements at time of booking. 

Dietary Requirements

You will be asked during the booking process to add any allergies, dietary restrictions and special requests. Please make sure to inform us prior to your journey about special dietary restrictions

Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

Explora Journeys does not have any single use plastic onboard its ships and ashore.

We ban single-use plastic from our ships, also packaging of deliveries will be reduced to a minimum. Offering fresh and locally-sourced food gives us the possibility to be more respectful with the planet and the destinations we visit.

Additionally, we offer environmentally conscious Destination Experiences as well as recycling and refillable bottles onboard.

We are working with tour operators that offer sustainable experiences with no single-use-plastic also ashore. Our Destination Experiences are planned to put a spotlight on local talents, craftsmanship, culture, gastronomy and traditions​​.

Our advanced wastewater treatment systems onboard process wastewater to near tap water quality. We discharge our ballast water exclusively on land while we are in the port. We have adopted strict treatment regimes to remove threats of species transportation through ballast water.

Inclusions

Our Perfect Hosts will welcome our guests to a refined and generous all-inclusive journey. Allow us to curate your perfect day.

In-suite welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival

  • A bottle of wine and a bottle of spirit of the guests’ choice upon arrival
  • Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from our team of hospitality experts
  • Nine 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)

Additional inclusions and services apply to our Ocean Penthouse and Ocean Residence categories.

* For fine wine and spirits connoisseurs or those wishing to elevate their experience or celebrate a special occasion, an ultra-exquisite selection of wines, spirits, and liqueurs, will also be available for an additional fee.

Wi-Fi & Internet Access

Every suite is equipped with complementary Wi-Fi and you are able to stream music, videos and movies.

Onboard Wi-Fi is complimentary for all guests and they may connect multiple devices at the same time. As it is a satellite-based system, connection can be disrupted at times but when the signal is strong, they should be able to download and also stream content (however not in HD Ultra format).

You are able to use the Wi-Fi onboard for calls, work and streaming however please note that it may not be possible to make and receive telephone calls when we are sailing. In case you need to make or take an important call, please ask one of our hosts and they will assist.

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Ocean Terrace Suite

Our Ocean Terrace Suites elegantly combine space and light to help you truly relax and feel closer to the ocean that carries you on your journey.

Our Ocean Grand Terrace Suites feature a larger ocean-front terrace of 11 sqm (118 sq ft), featuring an outdoor dining area and comfortable daybed for relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the suites in light and private sun terraces help guests truly relax and bring them closer to the ocean that carries them on their journey.

Features

  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows helping you feel closer to the sea
  • Lounge area with flexible coffee/dining table
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

* Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 35-39 sqm (377-420 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 28 sqm (301 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 7-11 sqm (75-118 sq. ft)
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years old

Ocean Grand Terrace Suite

Our Ocean Terrace Suites elegantly combine space and light to help you truly relax and feel closer to the ocean that carries you on your journey.

Our Ocean Grand Terrace Suites feature a larger ocean-front terrace of 11 sqm (118 sq ft), featuring an outdoor dining area and comfortable daybed for relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the suites in light and private sun terraces help guests truly relax and bring them closer to the ocean that carries them on their journey.

Features

  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows helping you feel closer to the sea
  • Lounge area with flexible coffee/dining table
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

* Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 35-39 sqm (377-420 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 28 sqm (301 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 7-11 sqm (75-118 sq. ft)
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 1 child under 18 years old

Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Deluxe Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Grand Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Premier Penthouse

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.

Our Ocean Penthouses have a characterful private dining area for four, and a calm, comfortable place to work, where you can entertain with others or spend time to yourself as you see fit.

Features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Safe accommodating most tablets and laptops
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Outdoors

  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed or twin beds sleep system
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Some suites feature a double sofa bed
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower*
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

*Some suites with bathtubs and accessible features

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 43-68 sqm (463-732 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 34-47 sqm (366-506 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 9-21 sqm (97-226 q. ft)

Cocoon Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Serenity Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)

Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)

Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Cove Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Retreat Residence

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Enjoy perfect views of the oceans from your terrace’s dining area and private outdoor whirlpool, and make the most of our dedicated butler service.

Features

  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Large walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub or a separate walk-in
  • Shower (some suites feature both)
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirrorInclusions

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 70-149 sqm (753-1604 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 56-74 sqm (603-797 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 14-75 sqm (151 807 sq. ft)

Owner’s Residence

The iconic Owner’s Residence creates the largest accommodation on-board, 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.

Features

  • Dedicated private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Maximum capacity: 4 adults

Outdoors

  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace covering the full ship’s width, with private outdoor large whirlpool, day beds, a dining table, lounge area, shower and sun loungers

Bedroom

  • Bespoke king-sized bed sleep system
  • Large double sofa bed
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Extensive pillow selection
  • Oversized dressing room

Bathroom

  • Luxurious marble double vanity bathroom
  • Spacious bathtub and separate shower room
  • Private steam room
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Custom bath toiletries and amenities
  • Hairdryer and illuminated make-up/shaving mirror

Stats

  • Total Suite Area: 280 sqm (3014 sq. ft)
  • Suite: 155 sqm (1668 sq. ft)
  • Terrace: 125 sqm (1345 sq. ft)

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The artist representations and interior decorations, finishes, and furnishings are provided for illustrative purposes only.

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Anthology

Exquisite cuisine introducing the talents and specialities of the world’s most celebrated guest chefs.

Anthology is defined as a collection of selected works of art or music reflecting the restaurant that acts as a culinary stage for guest chefs to curate menus showcasing global cuisines, along with unique wine pairings.

Set in contemporary, refined elegance, with the opportunity to dine al fresco, lower light levels, and flawless service create an intimate yet elevated atmosphere.

Anthology offers menus curated by the world’s most celebrated chefs and wine pairings by illustrious winemakers for a one-of-a-kind guest chef experience onboard. A fine non-alcoholic beverage pairing is also available.

  • An exclusive experience fee from EUR 100 pp. applies.
  • Indoor seating: 48

Sakura

An immersive, authentic dining experience offering the finest Pan-Asian cuisine

Named after the cherry blossom – the national flower of Japan – and symbolic of renewal and optimism, Sakura offers Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian flavours for a taste of Pan-Asian cuisine that is both authentic and energising.

The space takes inspiration from Japan’s rich cultural heritage of tradition and rituals blended with distinct Japanese design cues, to create an intimate and welcoming space. The ancient tea rooms of Kyoto provide the inspiration for Sakura, where dark wood frames lead your eye to traditional Japanese ceiling details, adorned with a cherry blossom tree canopy which shrouds diners with a warm atmosphere of festoon lights.

Authenticity extends to the kitchen, where chefs follow traditional techniques – using only the very best carefully sourced ingredients – to ensure a truly pan-Asian experience.

Expansive ocean views, a Sake sommelier, Asian-influenced beverages – including a curated selection of sakes and shōchūs – combined with seamless service and modern Asian music create a dynamic dining experience.

Signature Dishes at Sakura

Wagyu beef tataki, wakame salad, smoked Madagascan pepper

Never cooked or grilled, our sustainably sourced prime grade 5 Japanese wagyu beef is delicately torched by our chefs: this authentic method of cooking ensures that the best qualities of the beef are preserved for the guests’ mouth-watering enjoyment.

Kaffir lime pavlova, mango, passion fruit brunoise, mango sorbet

A fusion of east and west, this unique interpretation of pavlova is a perfect representation of the passionate, creative expertise and multicultural diversity of our talented pastry team .

Kale salad

Another example of our chefs’ ingenuity, a humble kale salad is transformed into culinary art for our guests to enjoy. This superfood salad is not simply dressed, but cured with the finest quality of sesame dressing for a rounded flavour – it represents a fusion of clean living with the flavours of Asia.

  • Indoor seating: 92

Marble & Co. Grill

A redefined European steakhouse experience

Inspired by the marbling found in only the finest beef, Marble & Co. Grill serves exceptional cuts, personally sourced and sustainably farmed.

The menu has been designed to take guests on a journey of discovery, with sumptuous, rare meats sourced for their flavour and distinctive provenance. More than a steakhouse, Marble & Co is the realisation of a vision where careful attention to ingredients and passion for cooking come together to create a truly special dining experience.

This redefined European steakhouse experience is reflected through the modern, understated yet sophisticated design with soft lighting and relaxed, attentive service. The experience is augmented by an in-house dry ager and a cellar boasting a superb selection of fine wines.

Signature Dishes at Marble & Co. Grill

Grilled prime rib, aged 30-days, cherry tomatoes, Hollandaise sauce

Provenance and quality take centre stage, to create the finest version of a steakhouse classic. From a local producer in Deux Sévres region of the lush Loire Valleé, it’s clear why the famous Jersiaise breed, renowned for its sensational flavour and intense marbling, is one of the most sought-after cuts or prime rib. To truly appreciate this beautiful cut, it is topped simply with cherry tomatoes and a sumptuous Hollandaise sauce.

Crushed fingerling potatoes, Le Beurre Bordier butter from Normandy, Calvisius Oscietra caviar, crème fraîche, chives

A simple dish executed with the finest ingredients. The crushed fingerling potatoes are made with Bordier butter, arguably, the finest butter in the world, served only in the finest establishments. Potatoes are topped with Calvisius Oscietra caviar, known the world over for being some of the best quality caviar available; the caviar is sustainably produced in Italy, in an area rich with fresh spring water, contributing to its high quality and low-salt flavour.

  • Indoor seating: 80

Med Yacht Club

A relaxed celebration of the flavours, ambience and la dolce vita of the Mediterranean

Inspired by sailings across crystal clear waters, the Med Yacht Club is influenced by sophisticated, beachside Mediterranean restaurants, embracing the varied cuisines of the region.

Effortlessly refined in its design, Med Yacht Club creates a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, where bright sunshine streaming through large portholes and Med-influenced music transport guests on a culinary journey inspired by sea travel.

Inspired by authentic Mediterranean dining, and infusing tastes and textures of Italy, Spain, Greece, France, and North Africa – while incorporating plant-based, vegetarian and wholesome ingredients – the menu of Med Yacht Club serves sharing plates, created with passion, for guests to enjoy with friends and family alike. Each dish is inspired by the most authentic of Mediterranean ingredients and flavours.

Wines will showcase the rich vineyards of the Mediterranean, with fresh juices and cocktails honouring regional ingredients.

Signature Dishes at Med Yacht Club

Grilled octopus, San Marzano tomato sauce, Taggiasca olives, green beans, parsley

If ever there were a singular dish to represent the importance province plays in the ingredients used onboard Explora Journeys, then this is surely it. Sharp sun-dried Taggiasca olives compliment the sweet San Marzano tomatoes, creating a perfectly balanced bed for the expertly grilled, sustainably sourced octopus.

Sweet caprese with cherry tomatoes, strawberries, burrata, pesto

A true representation of the creativity and skill of our chefs, this sweet interpretation of an Italian classic will surprise and delight in equal measure. The finest cherry tomatoes and strawberries create an intriguing base, upon which our burrata sits – made with emulsified burrata cream, and adorned with even more sweet tomatoes and strawberries with a drizzle of pesto from Sicilian Bronte pistachios.

  • Indoor seating: 136 (34 at the bar) 
  • Open for lunch and dinner

Emporium Marketplace

Effortless all-day dining, inspired by cuisines and flavours from across the globe

An Emporium is defined as a place offering many different things, a place for merchants to showcase their best produce (coming from the Greek word emporion – ἐμπόριον).

Emporium Marketplace is an effortless all-day dining restaurant, bringing the global culinary talent and produce to the fore to offer diverse cuisines with a focus on quality produce, inspired by local destinations, and allowing guests total flexibility in what they choose to eat, and when.

Bathed in natural bright light, several separate cooking stations evolve throughout the day. White marble and minimalist design take centre stage, allowing the freshest ingredients to make the food the true hero of this elegant relaxed space.

Features include sushi, fresh seafood and a daily rotisserie offering grilled, roasted, and slow-cooked meats. Pasta is cooked to order, and freshly baked pizzas and bread are on offer as are home-made sandwiches. The charcuterie, fromagerie, boulangerie and patisserie stations enhance the experience. Fresh juices, smoothies and acai bowls are provided during breakfast.

Signature Dishes at Emporium Marketplace

Handmade tortelloni, ricotta cheese, spinach, tomato-sage butter

It’s often the simplest dishes that take great skill – this classic is no exception. Tortelloni are ring-shaped, filled pasta ‘pockets’ that originate in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Made onboard from scratch every day in the authentic Italian way, it’s a process best described as art-meets-science. Carefully sourced flour is used to make dough that has the correct degree of elasticity; this is essential to giving the tortelloni their mouth-watering light and silky texture before being filled with ricotta and spinach, then gently coated in tomato-sage butter.

Plant based chia yoghurt

Our curated chia yoghurt is daily made from homemade cashew milk, creating a fusion of delicious creamy flavours for guests to enjoy each morning.

  • A selection of wines, champagne and beverages are available to complement meals throughout the day.
  • Indoor seating: 271

In-Suite Dining

Refined dining in the comfort of your suite or private terrace

Our guests can enjoy an array of cuisines at any time, day or night, in the comfort of their suite or private terrace. Available 24 hours, the menu offers guests a taste of each of our unique dining destinations.

  • Available 24 hours

Fil Rouge

A global tasting tour to French-inspired international cuisine

A common red thread that unites international flavours with a French influence. Fil Rouge is a sophisticated and intimate restaurant, offering a global tasting tour of French-inspired international cuisine, where guests are encouraged to take their time to appreciate both the cuisine and the intimate ambience.

A universal, timeless dining experience, Fil Rouge is a visual articulation of the fundamentals of elegance. Intricate hexagons representing the simplest expression of perfection contrast with clean white walls adorned with inspiring works of art.

An elegant dessert cart tempts with the freshest creations served tableside, and a superb wine selection showcases the best of both the Old and New World vineyards.

Signature Dish at Fil Rouge

Tuna tataki, crispy tomato-olive tart, vegetables, vanilla white pepper

Sustainably raised and caught in the open Mediterranean Sea close to the Cartagena Bay, the Mediterranean bluefin tuna sourced by our chefs is some of the best grade to be found anywhere in the world for sashimi.

  • Indoor seating: 222 
  • Open for breakfast and dinner

Chef’s Kitchen

Private dining and culinary school

The Chef’s Kitchen is an immersive experience held in an ocean-front private kitchen setting for 12 guests. Our team of culinary experts guides our guests through a journey of discovering new ingredients, flavours, textures and cultures, regardless of their cooking skills level.

The experience continuously evolves around the regions visited by the ship, and will also extend ashore with visits to local markets and hand-picked producers. The adjacent private dining room is the perfect venue for guests to celebrate their new skills, savour the incredible dishes they created, paired with superb wines from our sommeliers.

  • Indoor seating: 12 
  • An exclusive experience fee applies

Gelateria & Creperie at The Conservatory

Authentic French and Italian indulgences in a relaxed weather-protected poolside environment

Set in the relaxed, weather-protected poolside Conservatory, this is the place to treat yourself to authentic French and Italian indulgencies.

  • Open during the day

Journeys Lounge

Mixology, enrichment and entertainment continuously evolving throughout the day

The most spacious onboard lounge features mixology specialists, enrichment activities and cabaret-style entertainment daily. This venue is designed to continuously evolve and transform throughout the day along with the ocean journey.

  • Indoor seating: 210
  • Open all day

Explora Lounge

A luminous lounge offering spectacular 270-degree views of the ocean, a spectacular backdrop to informal drinking and dining

Explora Lounge is a central meeting place bathed in natural bright light, where guests can watch the world sail by as they enjoy light meals, snacks, and traditional afternoon tea. Perfect for a quiet moment to read, work or sip a coffee, or simply admire the beautiful sea-facing views which instantly ease the mind into a calming space.

Cool and soothing background music during the day is transformed into a jazz and piano bar at night. This is the perfect soundtrack to your journey paired with a sunset aperitivo in hand.

Guests can enjoy light meals, snacks, traditional afternoon tea, along with inventive modern cocktails barista-made coffees, loose leaf teas, smoothies, and fresh pressed juices.

  • Indoor seating: 149
  • Outdoor seating: 38
  • Open all day

Astern Pool & Bar

An all-day pool and lounge setting for a seaside escape

An all-day lounge next to the infinity pool, ideal for a seaside escape offering chilled beach club vibes, with low background music by day and acoustic musicians and DJs as the sun sets, continuing throughout the evening.

Outdoor dining is available from nearby Sakura restaurant in bento boxes, conveniently served seated at a table, a lounger or a poolside sunbed. Refreshing towels and sun screen are offered to guests throughout the day.

  • Outdoor seating: 122 (Includes sunbeds, lounge chairs and bar seating)
  • Open all day

Astern Lounge

All-day lounge for a seaside escape opening up to the Astern Pool

Astern Lounge is the social hub of the journey, with a collection of events and rituals suited to every taste.

Effortlessly transitioning throughout the day, Astern Lounge hosts live music, DJ sessions and enrichment insights. Coming to life from sundown, the lounge perfects the aperitivo through a ritual of celebrating the golden hour, complemented by live entertainment.

  • Indoor seating: 70
  • Open all day

The Conservatory Pool & Bar

A weather-protected all-day poolside lounge

The Conservatory is a weather-protected poolside lounge by day. By night, it turns into a cinema experience under the stars. A relaxed, calming venue to unwind and enjoy cocktails, with light, lively background music playing throughout the day.

  • Indoor seating: 52

Lobby Bar

A centrally-located social bar and lounge

A central gathering social bar and lounge, amongst high-end boutiques, provides the ideal spot to enjoy refreshments throughout the day and night.

  • Indoor seating: 40
  • Open all day

Bal Mythos

At the stroke of midnight, guests will don handcrafted masks of local gods and goddesses. Now is the time to revel in a fully immersive club vibe as they dance to resident artists and singers.

Midnight Wayfinder

With dreamy guitar music and storytelling under the stars, guests learn how sailors have long relied on the sea, wind and sky to bring them safely to shore.

Inferno

An unforgettable nod to the glamour of Manhattan’s Studio 54, Soul Train, and Europe’s 1970s discos, where guests can let their hair down, enjoy cocktails from the era, and dance the night away.

Ombre Sunsets

Hone photographic skills in the Explora Lounge. Master the art of capturing a fiery sunset, as it soaks into the ocean below. Discover the true skill required to capture an elegant selfie; or learn to correctly light a piece of art.

Melodic Master Class

Get to know our resident artists as they share their talents in song writing, improvisation and composition.

Malt Whisky Bar

A refined tour of the global whisky regions

Set within the Explora Lounge, Malt offers a refined tour of the global whisky regions, including some of the rarest whiskies. Complete with a walk-in humidor, cigar expert and a dedicated outdoor cigar-smoking terrace.

A menu with an emphasis on dark brown spirits

Features an outdoor smoking area for guests to enjoy their hand-rolled cigars*, selected with the guidance of our cigar expert

Signature whiskey-based cocktails curated exclusively for Explora Journeys

Low jazz background music

  • Indoor seating: 20
  • Open from afternoon to late in the evening

The Spirit of Whisky

Learn the art of mixology in the Malt Whisky Bar. Guests will unearth this time-honoured spirit as they try their hand at making four signature cocktails.

Decadence

The themes of this fabulously indulgent experience switch from lounge to lounge, with live music, immersive performances and an air of lavishness that make The Great Gatsby look second-rate.

An Evening by Candlelight

The themes of this fabulously indulgent experience switch from lounge to lounge, with live music, immersive performances and an air of lavishness that make The Great Gatsby look second-rate.

Le Jazz

Guests enjoying journeys that take in France can let go in a Parisian jazz club experience, accompanied by French martinis and canapés.

Let the Good Times Roll

Jiving to New Orleans jazz cabaret is an essential part of a Caribbean journey, with a Creole menu, absinthe cocktails and dazzling musicianship.

Crema Café

Bustling European all-day café culture brought to the oceans of the world

A thick luxurious layer of crema nods to the freshness of an espresso and aptly lends authenticity and sophistication to a café at the centre of life on board.

Inspired by modern European café culture, Crema Café has unpretentiously stylish interiors with comfortable lounge seating, featuring sophisticated reading material and art set against uninterrupted views of the sea. A place designed to meet, discuss, unwind, taste and indulge, where like-minded guests gather to mingle and converse.

Coffee is chosen by selected connoisseurs who have travelled the world exploring fair-trade coffee origin, character, and strength. Discover the refined methods of brewing coffee from skilled baristas, taste high-quality loose-leaf teas with an on-hand tea expert, or enjoy refreshing cold-pressed juices. A jewellery-shop-like display showcases pastries, cakes, desserts and dry sweets including madeleine, cannelés, biscotti, navette sandwiches as well as gelato flavours that evolve throughout the day.

  • Indoor seating: 62
  • Outdoor seating: 16
  • Open all day from early morning

Atoll Pool & Bar

An intimate pool with a chilled vibe throughout the day

Here, guests can enjoy the sun, sea and serenity along with sunny, sparkling and colourful drinks. Refreshing towels and sun screen are offered to guests throughout the day.

  • Outdoor seating: 138 (Includes sunbeds, lounge chairs and bar seating)
  • Open all day

Helios Pool & Bar

A panoramic adults-only pool and lounge experience

Inspired by the Ancient Greek god of the sun, and also literally meaning “sun” in Greek, this adults-only area is indeed the sunniest venue onboard, panoramically facing forward on deck 12. Enjoy lying by the pool or lounging throughout the day as you watch the ship sail through the sea. Refreshing towels and sunscreen are offered to guests throughout the day.

  • Outdoor seating: 100 (Includes sunbeds, lounge chairs and bar seating)
  • Open all day

Sky Bar On 14

A panoramic outdoor lounge setting, ideal for soothing cocktails and infinite views.

Midday Melodies

Each and every day the Lobby comes alive with acoustic music to mark the passing of the morning into the afternoon as another day onboard unfolds before guests.

Ocean Wellness Spa

The Spa is where the pressures of daily life dissipate to insignificance amidst a sensory journey to the Ocean State of Mind.

Meticulously crafted space, dedicated solely to treatments and wellness facilities which enhance our guests’ relaxation and rejuvenation.

Facilities

  • Steam Room
  • Steam shower (in private spa suites)
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Finnish sauna
  • Salt cave
  • Experience shower
  • Ice fall
  • Heated marble loungers
  • Relaxation room

11 Treatment Rooms in total of which

  • 2 Private Spa Suites with a dedicated outdoor relaxation area
  • 1 Double treatment room
  • 7 single treatment rooms
  • 1 single treatment room for specialised skin treatments – the Medi Luxe Treatments by Dr Levy Switzerland
  • Outdoor relaxation area

The Spa Facilities

Steam Room

A regenerating oasis of psycho-physical wellbeing. Air, steam, and scented fragrances combine and gently rest on the skin, making natural exfoliation easier and increasing perspiration.

Experience Shower

A multi-sensory journey, the warm shower is complete with fragrances and soft colour lights, offering moments of utmost pleasure – either at the beginning or at the end of the day.

Hydrotherapy Pool

Designed to create moments of authentic psycho-physical regeneration.

Finnish Sauna

The ideal space to unwind, reduce stress, strengthen airways, relax your muscles, and oxygenate your tissues.

Salt Cave

Walls are covered in Himalayan salt bricks, allowing guests to inhale Himalayan salt-infused air, which releases negative ions into the air.

Steam Shower

A shower that combines the relaxing heat of the steam and the regenerating freshness of water.
(* Available within private Spa suites)

Ice Fall

The Ice Fall regenerates the body after intense heat exposure in the Finnish Sauna or Steam Room.

Heated Marble Loungers

Equipped with an infrared system that radiates the heat on the whole stone surface. 

Ocean Wellness Fitness

A space that echoes the revitalising power of the oceans.

Each of the Ocean Wellness Fitness spaces is designed to motivate guests helping them to lower stress levels, improve sleep quality and enjoy elevated energy.

A varied and personalised fitness experience

Fitness Centre

Includes a fitness assessment area, and the renowned Technogym Artis equipment, allowing any guest to get a comprehensive, well-rounded workout.

Seize the benefits of sleep, accompanied by the soothing soundtrack of the ocean.

The Fitness Centre features different areas for cardio, strength, and functional training. Guests can train with high-end cardio equipment from the Technogym Artis Line, a unique collection designed to the highest standards to maximise the efficiency of a workout and optimise results. Among the many options, guests can elevate their indoor running experience and enjoy engaging content and workouts with Run Artis, or train in a fun and effective way on the elliptical Artis Synchro.

In the strength training area guests can work on their lower body with high-quality solutions such as the Artis Leg Press and Artis Leg Curl, or train their upper body with innovative products such as the Artis Chest Press and the Artis Shoulder Press.

For strength workout sessions, Explora Journeys also offers guests the Technogym Bench, the innovative, functional and strength training station with sleek design and enclosed tools that enables guests to perform over 200 exercise options, and fitness tools such as Urethane Dumbbells, which allow guests to be precise in their workouts and recruit more muscles more efficiently. 

Ocean Wellness The Beauty Studio

We believe inner wellness should radiate in outer beauty and confidence.

Our beauty spaces are dedicated to this philosophy, allowing you to feel at one with the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Beauty Studio

Our Beauty Studio is a flowing space, to ensure all your beauty needs are catered for in one space, ranging from rejuvenating hair rituals and barber treatments to bespoke hand and foot treatments.

Barber Corner

Handcrafter grooming services

Ocean Wellness Wellbeing

Experiences, programmes and spaces to enhance the influence of the ocean on wellbeing.

Tailor-made consultations and retreat programmes ranging from sleep and immune boosting to nutrition to help guests achieve a state of inner and outer calm.

Discover Our Wellbeing

From sleep to nutrition, our selection of wellbeing initiatives have been carefully curated to ensure that our guests enrich their sense of wellbeing throughout and beyond their journey and achieving their Ocean State of Mind.

Sleep Retreat

Seize the benefits of sleep, accompanied by the soothing soundtrack of the ocean.

Sleep is the calm that lays the elemental foundations of life.

Our Sleep Retreat provides guests with a series of sleep-enhancing practices. An introductory one-to-one workshop with a sleep-enhancing smoothie will give rise to a tailored sleep programme.

From Aromatherapy Associates Relax and Sleep Ritual, a restorative and yoga Nidra class to in-suite bedtime meditation – Explora Journeys will ensure that guests benefit from a well-rested stay.

The Retreat includes expert-led workshops that help to discover the importance of sleep giving answers to an important, yet often overlooked subject. Learn why sleep is important, what is the recommended amount of sleep and factors that affect sleep.

These include sleep enhancing foods and snacks and how to create a good environment to promote good sleep.

Yoga

ENERGY YOGA:

Energy flow power class with the addition of bamboo tapping to supercharge energy levels. Complete the yoga practice with a bespoke visualisation inspired by the ocean’s incessant vitality.

SLEEP YOGA:

Restorative class with guided yoga Nidra. A portal to peace, this combination of restorative yoga, yoga Nidra and the addition of warm neck and eye pillows puts you on the path to a truly blissful night’s sleep.

RELAXATION YOGA:

Cradle your emotions with the crystal oceanic wisdom singing bowl whilst meditating to focus on love and kindness. All to foster greater feelings of self-love and appreciation.

MINDFULNESS YOGA:

A deeply therapeutic restorative yoga class anchoring the body and mind in the present moment through the use of essential oils and bespoke guided ocean-inspired meditation.

IMMUNE-BOOSTING YOGA:

Yoga flow with a focus on pranayama techniques, proven to provide more oxygen to the blood and reduce stress levels and anxiety. The yoga practice finishes with an immune-fortifying juice shot.

Immune Boosting Retreat

Protect and prepare your body and mind by boosting immunity. The programme includes an introductory one-to-one workshop with a welcome immune-fortifying juice, as well as a one-to-one yoga flow with a focus on pranayama techniques and thymus tapping. The programme is complemented with a specially curated immune-fortifying lunch and the Aromatherapy Associates Immune Support Treatment.

The Immune-Boosting Retreat includes expert-led workshops that help to discover the importance of protecting your immune system. Learn about the core principles of immunity, and how to boost it.

A few topics discussed:

  • our immune system
  • thymus gland and chakra, and the benefits of thymus tapping
  • how to build strength in mind and body

The workshop is complemented with immune-fortifying foods and snacks and Pranayama techniques to practice at home.

Embark on a journey of awakening

A series of experiences on board designed to enliven your senses.

TOUCH

Sunrise yoga on deck with bamboo tapping on the body, Technogym Case with a wake up and energise routine, guided morning stretches via the in-suite TV.

HEAR

Awakening playlist in-suite, rise and shine ocean awakening harmonies.

SEE

Journey of awakening in-suite TV channel, revive card with lifestyle advice.

SMELL

Refreshing towels with a reviving aroma at the Ocean Wellness – Fitness Centre and other wellness or fitness experiences.

TASTE

Vitality shot, wellness breakfast, and energising tea in-suite

Embark on a journey of sleeping

A series of experiences on board designed to invoke a sense of calm and serenity amongst guests on their journey to the Ocean State of Mind.

TOUCH

Sleep yoga Nidra, bath ritual, Technogym Case with a good night and de-stress routine.

HEAR

Guided meditation from the in-suite TV, relaxing in-suite playlist.

SEE

Journey of sleeping in-suite TV channel, restore card with lifestyle advice.

SMELL

Pillow mist to relax.

TASTE

Sleep-inducing meal, relaxing tea in-suite. 

Indoor and 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 whirlpool baths on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship has been designed with water as a real focal point of the onboard experience – helping our guests discover their ocean state of mind.

Fitness Studio

Tailor-made Technogym designed classes, equipped with the innovative Technogym Bench. Pilates Reformers classes for improved balance through the strengthening of the core muscles.

Located within the Fitness Centre, the Fitness Studio allows guests to take part in yoga classes with the Technogym training mats, which offer extra-large size and maximum comfort, or enjoy functional workouts with the Technogym Bench, Technogym Skill tools and the Technogym Case Kit, a practical and spacious bag with a QR code on the hangtag, that allows for direct access to a digital library of video exercises and guided routines focused on their needs.

Additionally, our Fitness Studio offers Pilates Reformers classes for improved balance through the strengthening of the core muscles.

Open Air Fitness

Fitness deck overlooking the ocean – equipped with flexible solutions, such as Technogym Skillrow, Group Cycle and Technogym Case Kit, offering variety in an outdoor location.

On the outdoor deck, guests can train in the open air, with direct ocean views. The Open Air Fitness area provides guests with the latest fitness equipment such as:

SKILLROW, the first outdoor rowing equipment designed to improve anaerobic power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular abilities in one solution

GROUP CYCLE BIKES, perfect to create an engaging cycling experience.

TECHNOGYM CASE KIT

Guests can use Skillrow, Group Cycle bikes and also Technogym Case in the way they most prefer: they can choose to train individually, receive support from a qualified personal trainer, or participate in exciting and engaging fitness classes.

More exercise options in the open air include:

RUNNING TRACK: Encircling the ship is a 360º track where runners can enjoy commanding ocean views while they do laps.

SPORTS COURT: The ideal space for touch tennis, half basketball, or yoga ritual experiences.

In-Suite Fitness

Enjoy the all-inclusive functional training kit that empowers you to perform myriads of total body workouts, with the guidance of the Technogym virtual coach. To be enjoyed either in-suite or on the suite terrace, the Technogym Case and Technogym Bench are sleek, versatile and hold various tools for complete body workouts.

Sports Court

A dedicated space for various activities, such as touch tennis, half basketball and yoga ritual experiences. The use of the space is complimentary for all guests and the equipment such as balls, rackets and other will be provided on board free of charge.

Sundial Salutation

This twice-daily, movement-based wellness ritual invigorates guests as they begin each new day, then calms them as sunset slides into nightfall.

Ocean Meditation

Simple daily guided meditations against a backdrop of sky and ocean, a welcome to each new day. A blend of local cultural practices and soothing stories about the day’s destination.

Running Track

A 360-degree track encircling EXPLORA II – ideal for morning runs with uninterrupted ocean views.

Enchanting Explorations

Think of our Enchanting Explorations like traveling through the pages of a little black book of secrets that belongs to the fashionable and elite.

Meticulously designed to usher in next-level exclusivity for small, agile groups seeking peerless experiences, and to witness moments that are off limits to most.

You may find yourself in a silent Sistine Chapel after it closes to the public. Perhaps you will sail along the coastline of enchanting Mykonos on a relaxing and captivating catamaran cruise of the south coast, home to some of the island’s best beaches.

Or indulge in top-line dinner reservations to a restaurant with a 2-year wait list.

The Enchanting Explorations are the definition of distinction for bespoke groups seeking peerless experiences.

What to expect:

  • Intimate and small groups
  • Tailor-made boutique adventures
  • Explorers with expertise in their field of study to enhance the experience
  • 5-star accommodations if required
  • High-end culinary experiences
  • VIP access to landmark sites and special events
  • Meticulously vetted hosts to coordinate all logistics
  • Luxury transportation

Watch humpbacks from a whirlpool in Trømso

Trømso, Norway

In the Paris of the North, Trømso, you can luxuriate in a Finnish-style sauna, find peace and chef-inspired meals in a zen lounge, and watch whales from a whirlpool, all aboard a one-of-a-kind spa and wellness vessel.

Christened the Vulkana, volcano, the former Norwegian whaling boat now creatively overflows with wellness and sauna cultures from around the world. A gracious crew tends to all of your needs and assures that you will never forget such a rare experience that, truly, few people in the world have ever enjoyed.

Exclusive Access to the Royal Swedish Opera

Stockholm, Sweden

Since its first curtain call in 1773, the Royal Swedish Opera has taken centre stage in the world of arts. It was even immortalised in an opera by Giuseppe Verdi about the tragic assignation of King Gustav III whilst attending his masquerade ball 1782.

Your docent will guide you on an after-hours exploration through the classical building of red velvet, painted ceilings and a grand staircase that leads to the four-tiered auditorium that’s gloriously crowned with chandelier weighing two tonnes. Go behind-the-scenes into the royal apartments, the costume department, a blacksmith’s shop, and insights into props and the Prompter.

A mindful walk in the woods

The ultimate exploration is to experience a new destination in its purest and most natural form. So, with a nod to the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing”, we have prepared a collection of experiences designed to enhance your health with intimate connections to the natural world.

From the most far-flung forests to misty mountains to peaceful flower-filled fields, our eco-therapy experiences promise to support every aspect of your well-being.

Normandy from behind the wheel of a Citroën 2CV

Honfleur, France

Fun-loving auto aficionados who seek something truly unique can hop behind the wheel of Citroën 2CVs to explore the charming back roads of Normandy. Prized by locals for its personality and vintage style, the 2CV is one of the most desirable cult cars and perfectly suits the setting on a planned route through a picturesque countryside.

From the port of Honfleur, visit off-the-beaten-path villages and seaside cafés. Crown your perfect day with cider tasting and a behind-the-scenes tour of a Pays d’Auge farm known for its delicious Pont-l’Évêque cheeses.

Tailored Experiences

The travel equivalent of haute couture, our Tailored Experiences are tailor-made for those who seek truly customised arrangements that are both personal and without compromise.

We are pleased to curate your requests for singular, customised arrangements that can be as off-the-beaten-path or utterly indulgent as you wish. Whether yours is an intimate group of two or a larger gathering of family and friends, we can help you adapt a featured destination experience or totally tailor an arrangement that delivers exactly where and what you prefer.

We also extend our private car and driver programme for guests wishing to design their own itinerary. This programme provides the utmost in privacy and flexibility with an appropriately sized luxury vehicle to accommodate your group for either half- or full-day schedules.

Adrift on your dream of a private yacht

Let tropical tides carry you alongside breath-taking shores, anchor off deserted islands where yours are the only footprints, or dive into crystal clear lagoons known only to the most seasoned sailors.

When your dream of distant shores includes a private boat or yacht tour, Explora Journeys can connect you with a captain and crew able to deliver all your desires.

From plush towels and snorkel gear, chef-driven meals, and perfectly chilled champagne with corks popped precisely at sunset, we can help you navigate an adventure for just you or with only those you prefer onboard.

The sky is the limit

Our private helicopter experiences let you feel like James Bond on a secret mission to swoop low over vast sand dunes, hover over jagged mountain peaks, set down on glaciers, backcountry bike trails and ski slopes, or amid the most romantic vistas.

When only a helicopter can get you where you wish to go, we can help you take to the air for moments that are especially spectacular no matter how logistically remote. The only pre-requisite is having a dream that you wished to be fulfilled.

Plan your escape to the outdoors

Whether you wish to hike in the footsteps of Vikings, kayak through narrow river gorges in Southern France, or bike through verdant vineyards in Argentina, we can help you plan your great escape into the outdoors.

No matter the mode of your outdoor adventure, we can help you get out there where nature shows off how colossal forces created her magnificent beauty.

From delicate ecosystems to underground passages to the top of mighty precipices, our outdoor private excursions will let you touch the soul of Mother Nature.

In-Country Immersions

Traversing beyond the bounds of the ocean, we take you deeper into the culture of the countries we visit with immersive all-inclusive excursions.

Our In-Country Immersions whisk you sunward via private jets or hot-air balloons, nimble ATVs or sure-footed horses to chase nearby marvels, events and wilderness treks both famously celebrated or deeply shrouded in mystery.

Designed as three- or more- day overland experiences, our In-Country Immersions are all-inclusive and available to intimately sized groups starting before or after your sailing. All you have to do is let go-and let us immerse you in the extraordinary that lies further afield.

What to expect:

  • Luxury transportation such as private jet, flights, vehicles, boats etc.
  • 5-star accommodations
  • Culinary experiences, including all meals, beverages, and selected spirits
  • VIP access to landmark sites and special events
  • Ultra-exclusive evening experiences
  • Meticulously vetted hosts to coordinate all logistics
  • Luxury transportation and luggage handling

Rainbows of the mist at Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Brazil, Argentina

Nestled in the cooling jade of a tropical jungle, there is no other place where you will feel more connected to the natural world than when you are standing before Iguazu Falls. Belonging to the realm of superlatives, Iguazu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 250 falls that stretch 2.7 kilometers and plummet from heights up to 82 meters. Renowned as the largest waterfall system on earth, it is higher than Niagara and wider than Victoria Falls. It also boasts the greatest water volume with an estimated 1 million litres per second.

Your fantasy tour takes flight as you are buckled into a helicopter that flutters like a hummingbird over the site. Your accommodation at a celebrated 5-star hacienda-style hotel also has the distinction of being the only hotel within Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park.

Lochs, highlands, and epic history to match

Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotland is a destination of epic proportions. Green glens and rugged coastlines dotted with charming villages where a millennium of fascinating history and traditions are still relevant in a modern world. Helicopters whisk us to remote mountain ridges crowned with rarely seen lochs and staggering vertical drops.

Astronomers take us into the “darkest” dark sky park in the UK to study an infinite number of blazing stars. 900 years of tradition call us to a Highland “gathering and games”. And hikes into national parks lead us to picturesque reindeer herds. With accommodations in opulent castles and sumptuous dining experiences, this experience will introduce you to a side of Scotland that even the locals have never come across.

Polar Ice Cap, musk ox, and luxury camping

Greenland

No matter how well-travelled you are, it’s difficult to wrap your mind around the experience of camping on the world’s largest polar ice cap, where vibrant blue ice colours are surreal. Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of Greenland’s hinterland.

Two-thirds of Greenland lies above the Arctic Circle and for five glorious days you will too. Under 24 hours of sunlight, we ice climb on glaciers, hop in helicopters to view vast vistas of white at the edge of the ice cap, climb into snow trucks in search of herds of shaggy musk ox grazing on the tundra, and camp outside a remote radar station in off-grid, eco-luxury lodging tents that are environmentally light-on-the-ice yet wonderfully warm and welcoming. Immense landscapes experienced in the most intimate terms.

Wonderful Warsaw and Michelin-star dining

Warsaw, Poland

Explore the energy that pulses in Warsaw, Poland’s capital of cool. Waltz into its historical UNESCO-protected Old Town for a two-night stay to experience its hottest highlights: reservations at a Michelin-starred restaurant; VIP vodka tasting; private piano concert honouring the city’s son, Chopin; and an after-hours tour of the imposing Royal Castle.

A wealth of culture and leisure awaits in a city where the winds of change now breeze through a festive party that never ends.

Moonscapes and mysteries of Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey

Time has no measure in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Moonscapes and byzantine mysteries, natural beauty and human ingenuity. Your three nights of Turkish delights begins in Istanbul’s top sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. We follow the Silk Road to Cappadocia to enjoy whirling dervishes, optional sunrise balloon rides, and an underground city limestone landscape that seemingly melt like white cake icing.

Never have your eyes, mind or soul experienced such wonders.

Boundless Discoveries

Our Boundless Discoveries offer unbridled finesse and flourishes in expanding must-do experiences to include hidden wonders and VIP access.

Boutique in nature and bolder in adventure, our Boundless Discoveries expand must-do experiences with hidden wonders and VIP access that lets you see the world from a debonair perspective.

It’s not enough to just go to Cairo’s Great Pyramids or Rio’s Christ the Redeemer, you must stare face-to-face with our world’s marvels, intimately feel the power of their presence, find yourself tingling with goosebumps and experience it in a way that quenches your thirst to do more than anyone else can experience.

This is our definition of boundless, to go beyond limitations, in a manner that defines the pinnacle of discovery.

What to expect:

  • Early entry and after hours access provided to ensure an exclusive experience
  • Modern elegant transportation
  • Licensed and reliable operators
  • Comfort, limited group size for a more intimate and personalized experience
  • Experienced and knowledgeable exploration team to assist you onboard and ashore

A beach club like no other

Our Ocean State of Mind is a state of mind unlike no other, and so too are our signature beach experiences. Within legendary locations, whether sleek and suave or remote and bohemian, we curate the perfect combination of sun, sand, and cocktails for impeccable morning-to-night gatherings.

The atmosphere is vibrant with all the right beach-club aesthetics including relaxing lounge chairs, impeccable service, DJs and bands plus a menu of cocktails and cuisine that promises a day at the beach with the highest comforts.

The Pillars of Seville: Flamenco and tapas

Seville, Spain

From the first strum of the guitar and dramatic step of a foot, you are captivated. The Andalusian flamenco dance is poetry in motion; a passionate choreography of music, dance and song that is immortalised in Spain’s cultural identity. The stage is set across the threshold of a graceful Andalusian hacienda that is lovingly converted into a multi-storied museum dedicated to flamenco and tapas. This distinctive experience lets you personally delve into how women combine graceful turns with dramatic steps. How guitarists perform with lightning-fast finger-rolls. How castanets are a complicated synchronisation of beats. And how much importance is placed on the wardrobe with a visit to the world’s premier designer of dresses that is considered the Christian Dior of Flamenco. The grand crescendo is a tantalising professional performance served with tapas, wine and passion. Salud!

The private world of the Pope’s summer retreat

Rome, Italy

Follow the Pope and retreat to the private papal escape, the Pontifical Palace of Castel Gandolfo. Step inside the tranquil Pontifical Villas. Behold the beauty of the Apostolic Palace. Enter the private domain of the Pope’s Apartment and enjoy exclusive access to ruins of a Roman Theatre and working Farmhouse, areas usually not available to the public but made possible with Explora Journeys. Lunch at a nearby restaurant continues to nourish the soul with spectacular views and a 1,000-plus bottle wine cellar.

An ode to olives, mamas & tapas

Málaga, Spain

Sip, savour and soak-up Andalusia, the best destination for olive oil, local wine, community and comfort. Flower-line rural roads lead us to the romantically white-washed villages with old stone churches, centuries old olive groves, and charming homes where you are invited to step inside and help grandmothers, abuelas, and mamas prepare tapas in the kitchen.

The conversation and laughter mix with the wine and a myriad of locally harvested almonds, pomegranates, and vegetables. Rustic and soulfully rewarding, a day in the Málaga countryside, surrounded by a crown of mountains, will make you feel whole again.

Beyond Boundaries

Soul-stirring experiences that touch the impossible, from the thrill of supersonic speed to the deepest fathoms of ocean trenches.

There is something within all of us that seeks to touch the impossible; to reach out and fulfil a transcendent need that resonates deep within our being.

Our Beyond Boundaries experiences answer that call where opportunities into the unchartered promise profound and personal enrichment.

Whether you seek the thrill of supersonic speed, the silence of polar mountain peaks, the deepest fathoms of ocean trenches, the sense of awe from meeting world-leading intellects and artisans, these experiences are more than one-off wonderments, they are soul-stirring achievements that will forever influence your perspective of the world and your role within it.

The only remaining question is how far do you dare to go to close the distance between your dreams and reality?

Dive into the wild side of Ibiza!

Ibiza, Spain

Jumping off cliffs from 1 meter and up to 10 meters high will be an extreme experience that forces you to face your fears.

Adrenaline pumping in profusion, propels that glorifying moment when your feet leave the earth, followed by the exhilaration of splashing into crystal blue waters.

The thrill of the moment matched only by the beautiful scenery: sun-kissed limestone cliffs, rugged parched coastline, the sounds of laughter and pure joy. So, what are you waiting for? This is an experience you can jump into, feet first!

Flying the ultimate jet warbird

Riga, Latvia

Strap yourself into one of most popular jet warbirds ever designed, the sleek and stealth L-39. Start the engine — and some noise. Taxi. Throttle. Thrust. Your pilot pushes your jet to its limits. Pulling Gs. Piercing clouds. Now you take the stick and dip your wings with the altitude indicator. It’s a white-knuckle ride that will push your limits, both physically and mentally.

Photos and your personal certificate of accomplishment prove your daring to friends.

Private pampering on a remote rocky island

Gothenburg, Sweden

The sense of adventure washes over you with exclusive rental of Hamneskär Island, one of the most desirable places to visit in all of Scandinavia. A rugged paradise off the west coast of Sweden that’s reachable by private helicopter and RIB boats for your intimate party of two. Wild sea air, chilled champagne, just-shucked oysters, and dramatic stories of the island’s history fuel your sense of adventure. Enjoy back-to-nature pursuits, a gastronomic table of never-fresher seafood then unplug with a relaxing message in the lighthouse.

The ultimate escape for those who wish to experience the luxury of true isolation.

The Creative’s Journey

Behind-the-scenes stories and iconic moments in theatre and cinema are discovered through exciting talks by our Luminaries, resident and guest artists and other prolific talents. Accomplished writers, directors, producers, actors, musicians, choreographers, costumiers, and set and lighting designers are among them.

The Book Club

Occasional journeys feature a particular book relating to the region in which the ship is journeying, culminating in a reading with the author.

Single Origin

Led by a world-class barista, get familiar with local coffee cultures through tastings relevant to the journey.

Dance the Day Away

Select journeys will offer an incredible afternoon of learning some of the region’s movement culture, accompanied by local dance music, against a LED backdrop that conjures a sense of the geographical context. Sessions are led by our local experts and resident Artistes.

Artisanal

Courses on destination-themed crafts representative of local heritage, from textiles and tapestries to baskets and chocolate making, all taught by local experts.

Solivagant Society

Solivagant Society activities are there to introduce our solo travellers to all our journeys have to offer.

Prism

Prism events are organised to celebrate the diversity of our guests onboard.

Club Soda

With Club Soda, we support and entertain those who enjoy an alcohol-free lifestyle.

Captain’s Log Secrets of the Sail

Guests will walk the Ship alongside the Captain or Bridge Officers. Discover how ancient seafaring methods have paved the way to the mind-boggling technology of today. Get to know the team who sail us safely around the globe.

Moonrise

Every 28 days, guests gather to honour the full moon at a magical soirée, sipping signature cocktails and dancing under a starlit sky to live music.

Bespoke Experiences

Indulge in the epitome of exclusivity and luxury with Explora Journeys by Pelorus.

These bespoke experiences, crafted solely for Explora Journeys’ discerning guests, will deepen the connection to each destination and offer unparalleled perspectives creating lifelong memories.

Enhance your journey with our one-of-a-kind, pre- or post-journey additions, designed to immerse you in the local culture and unveil hidden gems.

Introducing Pelorus

Pelorus designs life-changing, innovative travel and yachting experiences for travellers across the globe.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences, driven by a unified ambition and mission to change the way we see the world and the impact we leave on it.

With impeccable attention to detail, creativity, and due diligence, Pelorus work exclusively with a network of industry leaders in designing unique, pioneering experiences in every corner of the world.

Explora Journeys has partnered with Pelorus to design these extraordinary adventures for discerning travellers, who will discover astounding beauty in wild landscapes and geological wonders through a selection of exciting experiences, complemented by unique state-of-the-art accommodation arrangements.

Dress Code

We don’t have a dress code onboard but we suggest an Elegant Resort Casual style.

Smoking Policy

Explora Journeys respects the needs and desires of all guests and we have considered carefully the subject of those who smoke and those who do not. In compliance with global standards, smoking is freely permitted in dedicated areas throughout the ship and those areas are equipped with a special air extraction system. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the suites and the suite terraces.

Smoking will only be allowed on the outside area of the cigar lounge as well as in the following areas:

  • Deck 5: Starboard Side on the outdoor Crema Café Promenade
  • Deck 11: Forward, Port Side, outdoor area of Explora Lounge
  • Deck 12: Forward, Port Side, Cigar section of Helios Bar
  • Deck 14: Aft, Starboard Side, section of Sky Bar on 14

Service Animals

We do not accept animals onboard Explora Journeys. If you require the assistance of a service animal, please let us know when placing a booking.

Laundry

We offer a self-service guest laundry as well as a laundry service (charges apply).

Medical Centre

There is a medical centre onboard equipped for first aid and minor conditions only. The medical centre is not equipped as a land-based hospital and the doctor is not a specialist.

Medical consultations onboard are fee-based therefore we strongly recommend that you have comprehensive travel health insurance covering medical treatment, repatriation costs and expenses.

Accessibility

There are accessible suites onboard Explora Journeys.

Any guests in need of special services during their journey, or needing to travel with medical apparatus, including wheelchairs, motorised scooters or oxygen therapy are asked to please notify us in writing prior to final payment becoming due.

Certain Destination Experiences are wheelchair-accessible and there will be an icon to highlight these experiences. Depending on what the guest’s requirements are, experiences may be subject to availability as wheelchair-accessible transport has to be pre-requested. It is recommended that guests advise their preferred Travel Advisor or an Explora Journeys Ambassador of their requirements at time of booking. 

Dietary Requirements

You will be asked during the booking process to add any allergies, dietary restrictions and special requests. Please make sure to inform us prior to your journey about special dietary restrictions

Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

Explora Journeys does not have any single use plastic onboard its ships and ashore.

We ban single-use plastic from our ships, also packaging of deliveries will be reduced to a minimum. Offering fresh and locally-sourced food gives us the possibility to be more respectful with the planet and the destinations we visit.

Additionally, we offer environmentally conscious Destination Experiences as well as recycling and refillable bottles onboard.

We are working with tour operators that offer sustainable experiences with no single-use-plastic also ashore. Our Destination Experiences are planned to put a spotlight on local talents, craftsmanship, culture, gastronomy and traditions​​.

Our advanced wastewater treatment systems onboard process wastewater to near tap water quality. We discharge our ballast water exclusively on land while we are in the port. We have adopted strict treatment regimes to remove threats of species transportation through ballast water.

Inclusions

Our Perfect Hosts will welcome our guests to a refined and generous all-inclusive journey. Allow us to curate your perfect day.

In-suite welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival

  • A bottle of wine and a bottle of spirit of the guests’ choice upon arrival
  • Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from our team of hospitality experts
  • Nine 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)

Additional inclusions and services apply to our Ocean Penthouse and Ocean Residence categories.

* For fine wine and spirits connoisseurs or those wishing to elevate their experience or celebrate a special occasion, an ultra-exquisite selection of wines, spirits, and liqueurs, will also be available for an additional fee.

Wi-Fi & Internet Access

Every suite is equipped with complementary Wi-Fi and you are able to stream music, videos and movies.

Onboard Wi-Fi is complimentary for all guests and they may connect multiple devices at the same time. As it is a satellite-based system, connection can be disrupted at times but when the signal is strong, they should be able to download and also stream content (however not in HD Ultra format).

You are able to use the Wi-Fi onboard for calls, work and streaming however please note that it may not be possible to make and receive telephone calls when we are sailing. In case you need to make or take an important call, please ask one of our hosts and they will assist.

Other Details

Gratuities: Gratuities are included in your journey fare.

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