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Experience Explora I, the first ship in the Explora Journeys' fleet, and enjoy opulence and inspiration at sea.

Cruises on board EXPLORA I

Since its debut in summer 2023, Explora Journeys‘ first ship of the fleet, Explora I, has become the leading vessel for the newest ship in the luxury cruise arena. Redefining the traditional cruise experience, Explora I offers cruisers more than a relaxing holiday at sea – Explora I offers a transformative journey for both body and spirit. With curated wellness treatments, immersive rituals and vibrant spaces, you are sure to experience joy and bliss while onboard this serene vessel.

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  • Ship length
    248 m
  • Decks
  • Launched

Decks and Cabins - EXPLORA I



max. 448 m²

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Deck 14
deck plan

Travel Tips for EXPLORA I


Offering 6 unique restaurants onboard Explora I, guests can certainly expect quality over quantity on this ship. From handcrafted menus in intimate spaces to effortless poolside delights, you will without doubt find your perfect dining option onboard no matter your mealtime mood. For times of comfort and convenience, head to the Emporium Marketplace for international dishes served all day. Wish to indulge for an evening? Be sure to visit Marble & Co. Grill for the finest steak selections at sea or Sakura for a unique Asian fusion experience amidst a lush cherry blossom canopy. Whatever the atmosphere, the dining options onboard Explora I are sure to nourish your body – and mind.


Re-defining entertainment at sea, Explora I offers guests stimulation through thoughtful experiences designed to elicit wonder, connection and peace. Whether you wish to harness your energy with wellness sessions such as meditation or need a cathartic dance at the glittering disco event at Inferno, the entertainment onboard Explora I will heal and restore your spirit from within. Looking for a luxe cocktail to ease your mind? Visit the Journeys Lounge for a delectable intoxicant while enjoying an enticing cabaret show during the night. For casual sunny days, guests can unwind at the beautiful Astern Pool & Bar for a cosy ambiance.


From ocean suites and family-friendly connecting staterooms to ocean residences with Butler Services, Explora I offers luxury accommodation at every level. With 529 suites to choose from, guests can enjoy a variety of options that suit any and every need. Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests depending on the category and accessible options, such as a roll-in shower and widened entrance doors, are available if necessary. All suites include a lounge area, mini bar, coffee and tea maker, television and a walk-in wardrobe.  

Find your perfect suite onboard Explora I with the following options:

  • Ocean Suites – Deluxe amenities that feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a private sun terrace with an option to upgrade to an oceanfront terrace with an outdoor dining area (approx. 377 sq. ft.) 
  • Connecting Suites – Spacious family accommodation available as Ocean Suites, Ocean Penthouses and Ocean Residences.  
  • Ocean Penthouses – Upgraded accommodation including an oceanfront terrace with an outdoor dining area and daybed plus private Butler Service (ranges from 463 sq. ft. – 646 sq. ft.)  
  • Ocean Residences – Luxurious accommodation including an oceanfront terrace with an outdoor whirlpool, dining area and daybed plus private Butler Service (ranges from 258 sq. ft. – 1,604 sq. ft.) 
  • Owner’s Residence – Opulent accommodation including a private outdoor whirlpool and shower set on an oceanfront terrace plus complimentary 24-hour Butler Service and a bottle of Dom Pérignon upon arrival (approx. 3,014 sq. ft.) 


Members of the LGBTQIA community will certainly feel at home with special events tailored to those within, and allies of, this inspiring group. Single travellers onboard Explora I will be pleased with curated events specifically for those travelling solo wishing to connect with other fellow guests. Though solo and single passengers are welcome, cabins are intended for double occupancy, therefore a charge will be incurred for those travelling alone. For those looking for an adult-only experience onboard, guests can find solace in designated spa areas.


Though Explora I specialises in alternative entertainment and events, guests looking for traditional cruise offerings will be pleased with classic venues and entertainment such as a casino, movie screenings, various live music events and fully equipped spa and salon facilities. If you wish to smoke onboard, smoking is permitted in designated areas within the Observation Lounge located at the Whisky Bar.

Explora I Destinations

  • Mexico
  • Bahamas
  • Saint Lucia 
  • Curaçao
  • Dominican Republic 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • Canada

Explora I Departures

Cruise Types on board Explora I

  • Couples
  • Solo

FAQs about Explora I

We have put together the following FAQs. We hope that you will be able to find an answer to your question below, but if you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team

When is the maiden voyage scheduled for Explora I?

The maiden voyage of Explora I was 17th July 2023 and sailed from Southampton journeying throughout Northern Europe across a 15-night cruise. 

Are children allowed onboard Explora I?

Yes, children are allowed onboard Explora I. During regularly scheduled school holidays, Explora I offers a children’s programme, Young Explorers, which caters to children under the age of 18. There are also inter-connecting suites available on the ship that offer family accommodation.

Is there a dress code onboard Explora I?

There is no dress code onboard Explora, though it is suggested to adhere to typical resort attire.  

Are there formal nights onboard Explora I?

No, there are no formal nights onboard Explora I.

Is laundry service available onboard Explora I?

Yes, there is laundry service onboard Explora I, both self-service and formal laundry service for an additional charge.

 Are there vegetarian or vegan options available onboard Explora I?

Yes, Explora I offers vegetarian and vegan options onboard for guests through highly curated menus specialising in meatless and dairy-free dishes. Please make a note of all dietary restrictions when booking.