Launching in 2023, the all-new Explora Journeys will restore the balance between adventure and relaxation with a focus on wellbeing and wellness, and in-depth exploration of some of the world's most inspiring destinations. While on board you'll find ultra-stylish, all-ocean-front suites paired with the likes of all-inclusive gourmet dining, fine wines, premium spirits and state-of-the art facilities wrapped up in elegant European design. You can find a selection of their 2023/24 journeys via the link below.
Inspired by rich European heritage, Explora Journeys, and their soon-to-be-launched ships EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II, aim to create a refined and effortless experience, taking elements from only the most luxurious hotels, spas and restaurants in Europe. On board, you’ll find a seamless combination of boutique-style suites with modern amenities focusing on a reconnection to the natural elements of each curated journey. Inviting spaces feature elegantly designed interiors, natural tones and soothing accents while unique pieces adorn the halls and lounge areas throughout. No detail has been spared, as hosts tend to every need, meaning guests can focus on the journey ahead.
While exploring the far corners of the globe, you’ll experience stunning landscapes, storied ports and ever-changing horizons without compromise, sailing between destinations in your ocean-front suite. Designed with refined elegance in mind, each suite, penthouse and residence offers floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces – meaning you’ll never miss a moment at sea. Expect space, privacy and a welcome bottle of perfectly chilled champagne.
Aside from the suites and restaurants, indoor and outdoor lounge areas will offer a sanctuary to relax and reflect on the adventures of the day. And, with included fine wines and premium spirits throughout*, guests will be able to enjoy wines from the world’s renowned vineyards, sip on an aged Scotch whiskey or enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic out on deck, without having to worry about the bar bill.
*Experience fee applies to two venues
During each journey, guests will enjoy plenty of free time at sea to rejuvenate body and mind. Indeed, with a focus on health and wellbeing, each ship will offer a state-of-the-art fitness centre with tailored programmes as well as bespoke wellness experiences at each destination. That’s alongside a panoramic running track and the option of group classes so you don’t have to go it alone. For those looking to relax and unwind, there will also be a choice of refreshing pools on board, including one with a retractable roof, so you can enjoy a swim no matter the weather. And, each ship will have a generous indoor and outdoor holistic centre complete with specialised treatments and thermal pools.
With new ships and a new philosophy, Explora Journeys strives to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly experience both on board and during port visits, from ancient heritage sites to delicate marine habitats. With no single-use plastics on board and ships that will use a combination of hybrid-ready energy, waste management, water treatment, energy-saving systems and smart technology, they’ll set new envornmental standards for the wider cruise industry. All that alongside carefully selected partner programmes to further enhance in-port sustainability and environmental awareness.
Explora Journeys’ inaugural itineraries perfectly mix old favourites with destinations far off-the-beaten track destinations. Whether you want to explore the epic landscapes of Iceland, Greenland and Canada, or stay closer to home with a cruise around the north Scotland coast, their curated programmes are designed to showcase the very best in each destination, in depth and in the company of expert guides. To help inspire, you’ll find two of their itineraries detailed below.
Historic cities of North America on EXPLORA I
22 days from £7,605 pp EXPLORA ISave up to £410 pp – ends 14 Oct
This is your chance for an in-depth exploration of America’s Atlantic coast aboard the world’s newest luxury cruise line – Explora Journeys.
Norway’s fjords & the Arctic on EXPLORA I
12 days from £5,160 pp EXPLORA ISave up to £290 pp – ends 31 Oct
This is your chance to enjoy what is one of the world’s great routes aboard the latest in ultra-luxury cruising. Dipping in and out of Arctic islands and interwoven fjord networks, there’s no better way to experience Norway from top to bottom.