Explora Journeys has announced a rich assortment of original entertainment and enrichment that will be available on every Explora Journey voyage.
The luxury line has invested creative thought and careful planning in every aspect of its onboard programs to ensure that they are distinctively original. From resident and guest artists to invited enrichment experts, the programs will reflect the regions and destinations that make up each sailing.
During each journey, guests can explore seven onboard venues, offering a wide variety of different styles of entertainment. With their cutting-edge sound, light and visual capabilities, the ship’s lounges and venues play host to a vast range of entertainment.
Guests can enjoy pre-and post-dinner poolside chill-outs in the Astern Lounge, or contemporary pop inspired by Scott Bradley’s Post-Modern Jukebox in the Explora Lounge. And Journeys Lounge will offer guests a laidback, candlelit evening of music.
Every Explora Journeys’ voyage will offer a wealth of entertainment and enrichment options.
Organized by the Entertainment Hosts, together with professionals respected for their technical command of the subject, onboard activities are fun and amazingly informative. They include:
Ombré Sunsets: Guests can hone their photography skills in the Explora Lounge – from learning how to capture a fiery sunset to how to use lighting to create the best effect.
The Spirit of Whiskey: An entertaining tutorial from skillful mixologists in the Malt Whiskey Bar, guests try their hand at making signature drinks.
Melodic Master Class: Resident artists share their talents and discuss song writing, improvisation and composition.
Specially designed to define each journey, these events are opportunities for interesting and enjoyable interaction between guests and hosts.
Captain’s Log … Secrets of the Sail: Guests join the Captain or Bridge Officers and go for an engrossing walk around the deck. They learn how old seafaring methods have given way to today’s technology and get to know the team responsible for sailing them safely around the world.
Bal Mythos: At the stroke of midnight, guests can don handcrafted masks of local gods and goddesses and enjoy the club vibe as they dance to the resident Bacchus Band and singers.
Midnight Wayfinder: With guitar music and storytelling under the stars or around the Conservatory Pool, guests learn how sailors have long relied on the sea, wind and stars to bring them safely to shore.
Inferno: An unforgettable nod to the glamour of Manhattan’s Studio 54, Soul Train, and Europe’s 1970s discos, guests can enjoy cocktails from the era and boogie the night away.
Explora Journeys experiences are uniquely curated and provide immersive and captivating evenings.
An Evening by Candlelight: An intimate and cosy part of every yourney, guest musicians and vocalists perform in the main lounges softly lit by candlelight, creating a range of experiences from classical music to movie soundtracks.
Decadence: The themes of this experience switch from lounge to lounge, with live music, immersive performances and an air of lavishness that make The Great Gatsby look second-rate.
Le Jazz: Guests can let go in a Parisian jazz club experience, accompanied by French martinis and canapés.
Let the Good Times Roll: Jiving to a New Orleans jazz cabaret is an essential part of the Caribbean itinerary, with a French Creole menu.
A central aspect of sailing with Explora Journeys are the daily, weekly, monthly or annual rituals that mark everything from sunrise to moonrise.
Ocean State of Mind: Simple daily guided meditations against a backdrop of sky and ocean herald each morning, weaving local cultural practices into soothing stories relating to the day’s destination.
Sundial Salutation: This twice-daily, movement-based wellness ritual invigorates guests as they begin each day, then calms them as sunset slides into nightfall.
Midday Melodies: Every day, marking the moment when the morning segues into the afternoon, the Atrium comes alive with acoustic music.
Sunset Aperitivo: Signature drinks and canapés associated with the various ports of call are served in the bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe.
Moonrise: Every 28 days, guests clad in shades of silver and ivory gather at a magical soirée to honor the full moon, sipping signature cocktails and dancing under a starlit sky to live music.
Destination-themed talks, courses and informal conversations are led by invited experts in their respective fields.
The Book Club: Occasional journeys feature a particular book relating to the region in which the ship is sailing, culminating in a reading with the author.
Single Origin: Led by a world-class barista, guests learn about local coffee cultures through tastings relevant to the countries they visit.
Artisanal: Courses on destination-themed crafts, from textiles and tapestries to baskets and chocolate making, are taught by a local expert.
Dance the Day Away: On occasional journeys guests can enjoy learning some of the region’s movement culture, accompanied by local dance music. Sessions are led by local experts, resident artists, and the International Host.
The Creative’s Journey: Behind-the-scenes stories and iconic moments in stage and cinema are discovered through exciting talks by resident and guest artists, including accomplished writers, directors, producers, actors, musicians, and choreographers.
Additionally, Club Soda supports and entertains guests who enjoy an alcohol-free lifestyle. Prism events celebrate the diversity of Explora Journeys’ guests. And the Solivagant Society brings together solo travelers in a variety of activities, events and experiences.
About Explora Journeys
Inspired by the company’s European heritage, Explora Journeys will provide guests with an immersive ocean experience respectful and intuitive hospitality with its fleet of six ships – two of which will be powered by hydrogen. The ships will launch from 2023 to 2028. Equipped with the latest environmental and marine technologies, Explora Journeys will introduce a modern style of transformative ocean travel.
Guests will enjoy a choice of eleven distinct culinary experiences, across six restaurants plus in-suite dining, 12 bars and lounges (eight outdoor and four indoor), and a chef’s kitchen. Other onboard amenities include four swimming pools, extensive outdoor decks with private cabanas, and wellness facilities featuring an extensive Ocean Wellness program.
The first ship, EXPLORA I, will begin its inaugural season in 2023, boasting 461 ocean-front suites, penthouses and residences, all with sweeping ocean views and a private terrace. Reservations are open for its Inaugural Journeys Collection, with voyages departing between May 2023 and September 2024.