Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys represents the ambition and long-held dream of the MSC Group and the Aponte family to create a transformative luxury ocean travel experience and brand that redefines the luxury cruise category.

This is a story that starts in Sorrento with a Neapolitan ferry captain, Gianluigi Aponte, who – together with the Swiss sweetheart he met when she was a passenger on one of his crossings – went on to create MSC, a global shipping operation and the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company. Now this Swiss-Italian seafaring family are fulfilling their life-long dream and launching Explora Journeys, an exquisite, modern luxury cruise experience like no other.

Worldly, sophisticated, and well-travelled, with European panache, Explora's culinary and beverage experts bring together an abundance of experience and artistry to the curation of immersive dining experiences. Our team brings enthusiasm for provenance along with a plethora of stories about the rare ingredients, which are hand-selected just for Explora Journeys.

The Explora's Spa is where the pressures of daily life dissipate to insignificance amidst a sensory journey to the Ocean State of Mind. 
Fitness spaces are designed to motivate guests helping them to lower stress levels, improve sleep quality and enjoy elevated energy.
Experiences, programmes and spaces to enhance the influence of the ocean on wellbeing, helping guests achieve a state of inner and outer calm and centeredness. 

Welcome bottle of champagne and spirit of choice upon arrival
Sophisticated cuisine across 9 distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining
Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar
High-speed, unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
All on-board gratuities
Access to the spa thermal area
Wellbeing and fitness programmes onboard and ashore

All ships of Explora Journeys