Explora Journeys has revealed its Ocean Wellness program, available on its new fleet of ships, beginning with its first ship, EXPLORA I. setting sail in May 2023. Over 10,000 square feet of space will be dedicated to a luxurious spa, indoor and outdoor wellness areas, contemporary fitness facilities, outdoor Sports Court and Running Track.
“The philosophy behind Ocean Wellness is deeply rooted in Explora Journeys’ origins,” says Julanda Marais, Senior Lead Spa Operations. “We’ve long understood the powerful effect of water and waves on body, mind and soul. This is the inspiration for Ocean Wellness. We want to give our guests a feeling of refined simplicity, relaxed luxury, and complete mental and physical replenishment.”
Explora believes that experiences, programs and spaces designed to enhance the ocean’s influence on wellbeing will help guests achieve inner and outer calm. From sleep to nutrition, a selection of initiatives has been curated to ensure that they achieve a feeling of renewal during their journey and beyond.
Ocean Wellness: The Spa
A place to soothe and heal, or simply a haven for pampering, Ocean Wellness: The Spa mirrors the gentle, hypnotic effect of the ocean, designed to help guests switch off and truly relax.
Treatment Rooms: There are 11 treatment rooms, including two Private Spa Suites with their own outdoor relaxation area; one double and seven single treatment rooms; and an additional treatment room dedicated to specialized Medi-Luxe Treatments.
Beauty Studio: The bespoke services range from hair and barber treatments to bespoke hand and foot treatments.
Sensorial Therapeutic Circuit: A wide array of facilities are available in the thermal wellness area: a Hydrotherapy Pool, Steam Room, Finnish Sauna, Salt Cave, Experience Shower, Ice Fall and Heated Marble Loungers.
Ocean Wellness: Fitness
Having a strong immune system, lower stress levels, high self-esteem, a balanced mood, good sleep quality and elevated energy is at the heart of the Ocean Wellness: Fitness ethos. From an initial physical assessment to functional and strength training, cardio and Pilates, in bespoke sessions or group classes, the fitness program is completely focused on motivating guests to optimize their health.
Fitness Center: From the fitness assessment area to the contemporary Technogym Artis equipment, guests will receive a well-balanced workout tailored to their specific fitness needs and desires.
Fitness Studio: Guests can take part in tailor-made Technogym classes designed specifically for Explora Journeys, or they can target core strength and balance using Pilates reformers.
Open Air Fitness: Offering an unparalleled spectrum of fitness facilities with ultra-modern equipment that gives an astonishing variety of exercise options, this is the perfect area for solo or one-on-one training sessions.
Running Track: Encircling the ship is a 820 foot (250 m) track where runners can enjoy commanding ocean views while they do laps.
Sports Court: The ideal space for touch tennis, half-court basketball, or yoga ritual experiences.
In-Suite Fitness: All guests have the option of training in their private suites, led by a virtual coach. This is made possible by Technogym Bench, the sleek strength-training station, and Technogym Case Kit with a digital library of guided video exercises with trainers supported by Technogym.
Ocean Wellness: Wellbeing
Guests on EXPLORA I can take advantage of tailor-made consultations and retreat programs ranging from sleep and immune boosting to nutrition, designed to make staying well while on holiday easy and enjoyable. Working with Explora’s culinary team, guests can design a personalized nutrition program.
Explora will offer are range of yoga programs designed to de-stress physically and mentally. Choices include:
- Energy Flow power classes to replenish stamina and strength
- Sleep Yoga to induce deep slumber
- Relaxation Yoga to rekindle a sense of self-worth
- Mindfulness Yoga to anchor body and mind through meditation
- Immune-Boosting Yoga to support health and reduce anxiety
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.
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. 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, wellness facilities, and refined entertainment.
Reservations are open for EXPLORA I’s Inaugural Journeys Collection, with voyages departing between May 2023 and September 2024. The inaugural cruise is an 11-night Mediterranean journey from Barcelona to Athens.