Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys

With opulent ships crafted to feel like a home away from home, Explora Journeys offers intimate cruise experiences that allow voyagers to personalize their on-shore explorations and benefit from the insights and assistance of private guides and drivers from local partners. From Mediterranean treasures to the remote shores of South America, the Explora Journeys fleet navigates wanderlust-inducing itineraries to the world's most coveted destinations.


While a relatively new brand in the luxury cruise category, Explora Journeys is part of MSC Group, headed by the illustrious Aponte family, who can trace their seafaring heritage back over 300 years. Committed to guiding travellers off the well-trodden path, each expedition is carefully curated to provide the ultimate experience in luxury ocean travel.

Designed to appeal to explorers of all ages, there are plenty of thoughtful details to excite younger guests. Explora Journeys ' luxury cruises offer unparalleled adventures, from captivating interactions with a real-life astronaut to a mesmerizing whale-watching trip with a marine biologist.

Featuring two magnificent new ships, The Explora I and Explora II, discerning travellers can enjoy deluxe suites, unrivalled space to unwind and exceptional service throughout their ocean escape. The perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, after thrilling excursions or during periods at sea, Explora Journey's voyagers can relax in tranquil whirlpools, spend leisurely hours in private cabanas or take refreshing dips in any of the four swimming pools. Plus, if you encounter unfortunate weather, the retractable roof ensures opportunities to swim and relax while protected from the elements.

The epitome of luxury cruising, Explora Journeys ships also boast comprehensive wellness facilities. From bubbling hydrotherapy pools to the soothing heat of a Finnish sauna, there are abundant therapeutic amenities to help recharge the mind and body.

Indulge your taste buds with 18 restaurants, bars, and lounges, where even the most avid food enthusiast will find plenty of new and exciting flavours. The Explora Journeys brand is passionate about sourcing the finest and rarest ingredients to craft dishes from the world's finest cuisines. Visiting some of the globe's top wine destinations, guests can also attend 'Meet the Winemaker' events, thanks to Explora Journeys cruises onboard sommelier.

As the evening draws in, your luxurious guest room awaits with a welcome bottle of chilled champagne to toast to your ocean journey. With an array of elegant options, guests are spoilt for choice, with all staterooms offering panoramic vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows and personal private terraces, ideal for a final nightcap under the stars. For an extra special stay, opt for the ultra-deluxe Ocean Residences, equipped with secluded jacuzzis.

before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

The Essentials
Vessels - Explora I (461 Suites) and Explora II (461 Suites) / Board Basis - All Inclusive / 18 Restaurants & Bars / Complimentary Wi-Fi / Spa Treatments / Land-based Activities

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 37 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

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Opening Hours
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  • Saturday - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Sunday- Closed

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