The latest word in ultra-luxury cruising

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.

Explora Journeys – selected 2023/24 sailings

Your home at sea

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.

Lobby Bar, EXPLORA I

Lobby Bar, EXPLORA I

All ocean-front Suites

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.

Ocean Terrace Suite, EXPLORA I

Ocean Terrace Suite, EXPLORA I

Ocean Penthouse, EXPLORA I

Ocean Penthouse, EXPLORA I

All-inclusive dining

Explora’s all-inclusive dining experience* will be tailored and sophisticated, bringing with it a dash of soul and personality. With multiple restaurants on board, you’ll discover myriad options from pan-Asian to steakhouse to fresh, Mediterranean flavours, all made with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local partners and drawing on regional influences and healthy choices.

Elsewhere, 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

Fil Rouge fine-dining restaurant, EXPLORA I

Fil Rouge, EXPLORA I

Sakura restaurant, EXPLORA I


Health & wellbeing

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.

Conservatory Pool, EXPLORA I

Conservatory Pool, EXPLORA I


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.

Unique journeys

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. 

Reine, Lofoten Islands

Norway’s fjords & the Arctic on EXPLORA I


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.