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Explora Journeys

Discover the 'Ocean State Of Mind' on a journey like no other. Vibrant, cosmopolitan relaxed European luxury at sea. Instead of cruises Explora create journeys of the mind and across the oceans of the world, as we visit extraordinary places on and off the beaten track.
CRUISE DEPARTURES: 178
FLEET SIZE: 2
KNOWN FOR: The Ocean State of Mind

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8 Days Barcelona to Rome

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9 Days Bridgetown to Miami

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10 Days Rome to Barcelona

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18 Days Barcelona to Miami

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Explora's Caribbean & Central America Cruises
Caribbean & Central America

66 Cruises

Explora's European & Med Cruises
European & Med

72 Cruises

Explora's Middle East Cruises
Middle East & Arabian Peninsula

11 Cruises

Cruise Fleet Inclusions, itineraries, onboard facilities & deck plans of each Explora Journeys cruise ship.

Explora II
Ship Class: Mid-Size Cruise Ship

EXPLORA II sets sail in 2024, paving the way to new discoveries and furthering possibilities. Twinned with EXPLORA I she's designed to blend luxury with exploration, offering spacious suites, world-class dining, and wellness facilities,...

Explora I
Ship Class: Mid-Size Cruise Ship

EXPLORA I is the first ship introduced by Explora Journeys and represents the brand's commitment to luxury, comfort, and environmental responsibility. EXPLORA I is designed to blend luxury with exploration, offering spacious suites,...

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(2024-25)

The ocean connects you with yourself, people and the places around you. It relaxes you and creates an energy in you that inspires inner and outer discovery, broadens horizons and triggers new connections. All of this creates an emotional connection that is powerful, transformative, yet universal. We call it the Ocean State of Mind. The Ocean State of Mind is reached only with Explora Journeys. It’s...more why all that we do is designed to offer refined yet effortless luxury, with the opportunity for exploration and transformation of the inner and outer self, resulting in a state that is uniquely rewarding — physically, intellectually and spiritually.
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A Bold New Vision For Ocean Travel
A Bold New Vision For Ocean Travel

Explora Journeys stands as a testament to the MSC Group and the Aponte family's drive to redefine luxury ocean travel for discerning travellers. It distinguishes itself not just as a cruise line but as a visionary creator of enriching, respectful journeys deeply inspired by the sea.

Explora Journeys is on a mission to reinvent and refine the classic luxury cruise experience, breaking away from convention to introduce a novel, transformative approach to ocean travel. It promises exploration in its richest form, all wrapped in the vibrant, cosmopolitan, and relaxed luxury of European style.

 A Haven of Relaxed Luxury
A Haven of Relaxed Luxury

With the inaugural voyage of it first luxury ship in 2023 and it's second setting sail in 2024, Explora Journeys offers a curated blend of celebrated and off-the-beaten-path destinations, championing both discovery and connection.

Onboard EXPLORA I, travellers will encounter a haven of relaxed luxury, their home at sea, featuring 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses, and residences, each with its own private terrace. The array of nine distinct restaurants presents a world of flavours, while the selection of indoor and outdoor pools, coupled with holistic wellness and fitness facilities, invites guests to unwind and indulge.

The Ocean State of Mind
The Ocean State of Mind

The ocean connects you with yourself, people and the places around you. It relaxes you and creates an energy in you that inspires inner and outer discovery, broadens horizons and triggers new connections. All of this creates an emotional connection that is powerful, transformative, yet universal. We call it the Ocean State of Mind.

The Ocean State of Mind is reached only with Explora Journeys. It’s why all that we do is designed to offer refined yet effortless luxury, with the opportunity for exploration and transformation of the inner and outer self, resulting in a state that is uniquely rewarding — physically, intellectually and spiritually.

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Explora FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Explora Journeys

What is included in the fare when booking a Suite, Penthouse or Residence?
The Journey fare includes the following items: suite accommodation, meals onboard, alcoholic beverages, cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, gratuities, port charges, WiFi internet access, entertainment where offered and complimentary transfers from port to town centre where applicable.

Depending on...read more the suite category or the promotional fare booked, additional benefits can be granted. The Journey fare does not include any medical expenses, any independent contractors' services or products or Destination Experiences. Food & Beverage exclusive products can be available for an additional fee.
What is the pricing policy on Extended or Grand Journeys?
Our Extended and Grand Journeys offer guests the opportunity to discover and explore even more, by combining multiple Journeys or through longer sailings to wonderful destinations. You can enjoy value savings when combining multiple sailings to create Extended Journeys and this can lead to savings of up to 5%...read more compared to booking the journeys individually. With longer immersive sailings, our Grand Journeys Collection allows savings of up to 10%.
Is there any savings if I pay in full?
With significant savings and flexible travel dates available for those who pay in full, our Explora Early Booking Benefit is ideal for guests who like to plan ahead. This benefit can be combined with Flexible Journeys, Extended and Grand Journeys savings, Journeys for Solo Travellers, additional guests, and younger...read more travellers savings. The benefit is available up to 105 days prior to departure; our standard cancellation policy applies; and full payment is expected within three days. Savings vary according to journeys, dates of booking and categories of suites.
When do I receive tickets and documentation?
Once you have finalised your booking, you will receive an email with the booking confirmation. You will receive an updated booking confirmation if any changes or additional payments are made within your booking.
Where will I receive documents related to the trip? (tickets, luggage tags, etc.)
Our documents will be generated as e-documents, with important information attached as a PDF. This will allow the document to be printed locally at any time. Your booking confirmation will always reflect the very latest information.
What deposit amount is required to confirm my reservation?
A deposit of 25% of your Journey fare, depending on your departure date, is required to confirm your booking.
Are your journeys suitable for solo travellers?
Each of our suites is designed for double occupancy and the supplement for single occupancy in all suite categories may vary per journey, starting from 15%. Single supplement fares are subject to change on selected journey.
Can I bring the entire family?
We would love to welcome you and your entire family onboard. There are a number of inter-connecting suites available. Please note that our individual suites and residences are limited to an occupancy of maximum four guests .
Are children permitted aboard Explora Journey’s ships? If yes, is there a special rate?
We happily welcome our younger guests onboard Explora Journeys. During the usual school and seasonal holidays, we offer a special children's programme for our Young Explorers. As regarding our fares: infants between 6 months and 2 years of age sail for free; children and young adults up to the age of 18 will...read more be eligible for additional savings of up to 50%.
What is the dress code onboard Explora Journeys?
There are no formal nights. We don't have a dress code onboard but we suggest an Elegant Resort Casual style.
Which beverages are free?
We offer an extensive menu of premium beverages complimentary to our guests in all bar and dining outlets. There is a list of superior wines and beverages available to purchase. If you would like to bring your own drinks / spirits with you this is possible.
Should I tip onboard?
Gratuities are included in your journey fare; however, should you wish to recognise one of our hosts for service beyond your expectations then this is at your discretion.
What is the onboard currency?
All around the world, our currency onboard is Euro.
Do I need to register my details (passport Id, photos) before embarkation?
You will be asked to provide these details during the booking process and also during the check in process. To facilitate an expedited check in process, please ensure that you have checked in online in advance. The documents required for check in are your passport, credit card and your booking reference. Your...read more Global Journeys Cruise Advisor will explain all this to you once your booking is confirmed.
May I pre-purchase transfers for my disembarkation?
Pre- and post journey transfers are available to book. Please advise your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor at the time of enquiring.
Is there Internet service onboard?
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in suites and public areas for unlimited web browsing, emails, social media, messengers, and voice and video calls. Please note that the Wi-Fi connection on board depends on the satellite positioning and, at times, can be unstable or discontinued depending on the weather conditions,...read more navigation area, or other technical restrictions beyond our control.
Are past guests from MSC or members of the Yacht Club eligible for any discounts?
We are finalising our guest loyalty programme and taking note of any guests who are members of the MSC Voyager loyalty programme at the time of booking in order to advise you of our new programme.

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