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Month by month discover all the Explora Journeys cruises departing to numerous destinations around the world.

Explora Journeys: we start in 2023

Explora Journeys is the new luxury travel brand launched by the MSC Group with the ambition to redefine the luxury cruise category. MSC's Explora Journeys concept of refined luxury starts from the idea of ​​travel - rather than cruises - and is relaxed, cosmopolitan and vibrant, taking you to places off the beaten track and creating a real beach house on board. For discerning travellers, Explora Journeys cruises aim to restore the essential balance of life by creating a combination of discovery, well-being and nature. An emotional connection between oneself, people and places around called the Ocean State of Mind. The journey of Explora Journeys begins in May 2023, when Explora I, the first of the four ships in the fleet built by Fincantieri, will enter service. Delivery of the next three vessels is scheduled for 2024, 2025 and 2026.
212 cruises

Greek islands: Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy

Il Pireo Itinerary Greek islands
from $15,044.03
price per person Taxes included
3 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 27/06/2024
Duration: 15 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Venice
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Volos,
3. Thessaloniki,
4. Kavala,
5. navigation,
6. Istanbul,
7. Istanbul,
8. navigation,
9. Il Pireo,
10. Paros,
11. navigation,
12. Fiskardo,
13. Dubrovnik,
14. Split,
15. Rovinj,
16. Venice

Greek islands: Greece, Turkey

Il Pireo Itinerary Greek islands
from $7,567.06
price per person Taxes included
2 reservations in 36 hours
Unique Escapes
Explora I | 27/06/2024
Duration: 8 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Volos,
3. Thessaloniki,
4. Kavala,
5. navigation,
6. Istanbul,
7. Istanbul,
8. navigation,
9. Il Pireo

Mediterranean: Greece, Croatia, Italy

Il Pireo Itinerary Mediterranean
from $7,882.35
price per person Taxes included
2 reservations in 48 hours
Unique Escapes
Explora I | 5/07/2024
Duration: 7 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Venice
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Paros,
3. navigation,
4. Fiskardo,
5. Dubrovnik,
6. Split,
7. Rovinj,
8. Venice

Greek islands: Greece, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Turkey

Il Pireo Itinerary Greek islands
from $27,745.87
price per person Taxes included
4 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 5/07/2024
Duration: 28 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Paros,
3. navigation,
4. Fiskardo,
5. Dubrovnik,
6. Split,
7. Rovinj,
8. Venice,
9. Ravenna,
10. Hvar,
11. Kotor,
12. Brindisi,
13. Lefkada,
14. navigation,
15. Il Pireo,
16. Mykonos,
17. Mykonos,
18. Skiathos,
19. Thessaloniki,
20. Kavala,
21. navigation,
22. Istanbul,
23. Istanbul,
24. navigation,
25. Bodrum,
26. Rhodes,
27. Paros,
28. Katakolon,
29. Il Pireo

Mediterranean: Greece, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro

Il Pireo Itinerary Mediterranean
from $14,953.94
price per person Taxes included
4 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 5/07/2024
Duration: 14 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Paros,
3. navigation,
4. Fiskardo,
5. Dubrovnik,
6. Split,
7. Rovinj,
8. Venice,
9. Ravenna,
10. Hvar,
11. Kotor,
12. Brindisi,
13. Lefkada,
14. navigation,
15. Il Pireo

Mediterranean: Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece

Venice Itinerary Mediterranean
from $7,504.00
price per person Taxes included
4 reservations in 48 hours
Unique Escapes
Explora I | 12/07/2024
Duration: 7 nights
Departure from: Venice Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Venice,
2. Ravenna,
3. Hvar,
4. Kotor,
5. Brindisi,
6. Lefkada,
7. navigation,
8. Il Pireo

Greek islands: Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey

Venice Itinerary Greek islands
from $14,503.52
price per person Taxes included
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 12/07/2024
Duration: 14 nights
Departure from: Venice Landing: Istanbul
Itinerary:
1. Venice,
2. Ravenna,
3. Hvar,
4. Kotor,
5. Brindisi,
6. Lefkada,
7. navigation,
8. Il Pireo,
9. Mykonos,
10. Mykonos,
11. Skiathos,
12. Thessaloniki,
13. Kavala,
14. navigation,
15. Istanbul

Greek islands: Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey

Venice Itinerary Greek islands
from $27,745.87
price per person Taxes included
4 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 12/07/2024
Duration: 28 nights
Departure from: Venice Landing: Venice
Itinerary:
1. Venice,
2. Ravenna,
3. Hvar,
4. Kotor,
5. Brindisi,
6. Lefkada,
7. navigation,
8. Il Pireo,
9. Mykonos,
10. Mykonos,
11. Skiathos,
12. Thessaloniki,
13. Kavala,
14. navigation,
15. Istanbul,
16. Istanbul,
17. navigation,
18. Bodrum,
19. Rhodes,
20. Paros,
21. Katakolon,
22. Il Pireo,
23. Patmos,
24. navigation,
25. Fiskardo,
26. Dubrovnik,
27. Zadar,
28. Rovinj,
29. Venice

Greek islands: Greece, Turkey

Il Pireo Itinerary Greek islands
from $7,062.59
price per person Taxes included
4 reservations in 72 hours
Unique Escapes
Explora I | 19/07/2024
Duration: 7 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Istanbul
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Mykonos,
3. Mykonos,
4. Skiathos,
5. Thessaloniki,
6. Kavala,
7. navigation,
8. Istanbul

Greek islands: Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro

Il Pireo Itinerary Greek islands
from $26,935.12
price per person Taxes included
5 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 19/07/2024
Duration: 28 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Mykonos,
3. Mykonos,
4. Skiathos,
5. Thessaloniki,
6. Kavala,
7. navigation,
8. Istanbul,
9. Istanbul,
10. navigation,
11. Bodrum,
12. Rhodes,
13. Paros,
14. Katakolon,
15. Il Pireo,
16. Patmos,
17. navigation,
18. Fiskardo,
19. Dubrovnik,
20. Zadar,
21. Rovinj,
22. Venice,
23. Venice,
24. Hvar,
25. Kotor,
26. Brindisi,
27. Lefkada,
28. navigation,
29. Il Pireo

Greek islands: Greece, Turkey

Il Pireo Itinerary Greek islands
from $14,503.52
price per person Taxes included
2 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 19/07/2024
Duration: 14 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Mykonos,
3. Mykonos,
4. Skiathos,
5. Thessaloniki,
6. Kavala,
7. navigation,
8. Istanbul,
9. Istanbul,
10. navigation,
11. Bodrum,
12. Rhodes,
13. Paros,
14. Katakolon,
15. Il Pireo

Greek islands: Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy

Istanbul Itinerary Greek islands
from $14,953.94
price per person Taxes included
2 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 26/07/2024
Duration: 14 nights
Departure from: Istanbul Landing: Venice
Itinerary:
1. Istanbul,
2. Istanbul,
3. navigation,
4. Bodrum,
5. Rhodes,
6. Paros,
7. Katakolon,
8. Il Pireo,
9. Patmos,
10. navigation,
11. Fiskardo,
12. Dubrovnik,
13. Zadar,
14. Rovinj,
15. Venice

Greek islands: Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro

Istanbul Itinerary Greek islands
from $25,223.52
price per person Taxes included
5 reservations in 48 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 26/07/2024
Duration: 28 nights
Departure from: Istanbul Landing: Istanbul
Itinerary:
1. Istanbul,
2. Istanbul,
3. navigation,
4. Bodrum,
5. Rhodes,
6. Paros,
7. Katakolon,
8. Il Pireo,
9. Patmos,
10. navigation,
11. Fiskardo,
12. Dubrovnik,
13. Zadar,
14. Rovinj,
15. Venice,
16. Venice,
17. Hvar,
18. Kotor,
19. Brindisi,
20. Lefkada,
21. navigation,
22. Il Pireo,
23. Mykonos,
24. Mykonos,
25. Volos,
26. Skopelos,
27. Thessaloniki,
28. navigation,
29. Istanbul

Greek islands: Turkey, Greece

Istanbul Itinerary Greek islands
from $7,504.00
price per person Taxes included
3 reservations in 72 hours
Unique Escapes
Explora I | 26/07/2024
Duration: 7 nights
Departure from: Istanbul Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Istanbul,
2. Istanbul,
3. navigation,
4. Bodrum,
5. Rhodes,
6. Paros,
7. Katakolon,
8. Il Pireo

Mediterranean: Greece, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro

Il Pireo Itinerary Mediterranean
from $14,053.10
price per person Taxes included
5 reservations in 72 hours
Extended Journey Savings Unique Escapes
Explora I | 2/08/2024
Duration: 14 nights
Departure from: Il Pireo Landing: Il Pireo
Itinerary:
1. Il Pireo,
2. Patmos,
3. navigation,
4. Fiskardo,
5. Dubrovnik,
6. Zadar,
7. Rovinj,
8. Venice,
9. Venice,
10. Hvar,
11. Kotor,
12. Brindisi,
13. Lefkada,
14. navigation,
15. Il Pireo
212 cruises

Curiosità e consigli su Explora Journeys

Curious about Explora Journeys cruises? Discover the answers to your questions in the box below.

No,on board Explora Journeys ships it is possible to pay by credit card or by leaving a cash deposit at the time of embarkation.
Explora Journeys cruises are All inclusive. On board you you get a bottle of champagne and bottle of liquor; fine dining and unlimited beverages, premium wines and spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks; in-suite minibar; Spa area; wellness and fitness area; tips; unlimited, high-speed Wifi throughout the ship; shuttle services from the port to the city center (where available); and additional amenities for those staying in penthouses and residences.
No, during Explora Journeys cruises there are no Gala evenings or theme nights. On board there is no a precise dresscode but the recommended dress code is Elegant Resort Casual style.
Yes, children are welcome aboard Explora Journeys ships. Children under 2 years of age travel for free while reduced fares apply from 2 to 18 years of age. During summer periods and major holidays, when schools are usually closed, activities dedicated to Little Explorers are organized.

Explora Journeys: prices and destinations

The Explora Journeys name is inspired by a passion for exploration and discovery, coupled with a respect for the world's seas and oceans. An idea that is also reflected in the logo, which leads back to the curves and movement of the sea and the waves. An integral element of the brand is the mandala, designed by Alexa Aponte-Vago, CFO of the MSC Group, daughter of the founder Gianluigi Aponte and wife of the president Pierfrancesco Vago. The mandala has deep roots in spirituality and represents a journey of self-discovery and fulfilment. The lotus flower symbolizes purity of body, speech and mind; the nod to the lily shows humility and a connection to European heritage.

On board Explora I

Designed in collaboration with globally recognized luxury hospitality and superyacht designers, Explora I features 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences, considered true beach houses, spacious and comfortable. The suites start from a size of 35 square meters, with an average size of 42 square meters and can even reach 280 square meters. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces will allow guests to enjoy expansive views of the sea, harbors and bring them closer to the ocean itself. Unmatched space and privacy on the vessel, which spans 14 decks (those outside hope the 2,500 square meters of sea views). Outside, there are also 64 private cabins and 3 swimming pools. Numerous hot tubs are positioned along the promenade. A fourth pool, featuring a retractable glass roof, will allow for swimming and poolside relaxation whatever the weather. Onboard services are even more personalized, with a guest-to-crew ratio of 1.25:1.

The all-inclusive experience

With Explora Journeys, cruises offer an all-inclusive experience. Trips include: welcome bottle of champagne in the suite and bottle of liquor of guests' choice upon arrival; service from the hospitality expert team; sophisticated and varied dining in nine restaurants; in-suite meals; unlimited beverages, premium wines and spirits, specialty coffees, teas, and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite minibar; access to the spa area; wellness and fitness programs on board and in destinations; all gratuities on board; unlimited, high-speed wifi throughout the ship; shuttle services from the port to the city center (when required/available); additional services for those staying in penthouses and residences.

The catering

There are nine on-board restaurants on Explora I, with flexible meal times. Nine culinary experiences (in addition to in-suite dining) to discover; each different, but all designed to celebrate global culinary talents and wholesome ingredients sourced from local partners. In a cosmopolitan atmosphere, you can range from pan-Asian, to steakhouse, to Mediterranean and international style; dine by the pool or trust the chef with private dining room and cooking school. As well as entertaining in the various indoor and outdoor lounges.

Wellness, fitness and excursions by Explora Journeys

From indoor and outdoor spa treatment rooms to state-of-the-art fitness equipment, from group training classes to personal training appointments, Explora Journeys tailors programs for each guest to deliver a holistic experience. The trips offer a mix of destinations, perfectly combining famous destinations and less frequented places for curious and demanding travellers. All read from a new and original point of view. They range from explorations "beyond borders" - from the thrill of speed to the depths of the oceans - to "tailored experiences", designed for those who want truly personalized solutions. And yet exclusive excursions in small groups, visits to hidden wonders with VIP access, immersions in the culture of the countries visited. The goal is to offer enriching ocean voyages to experience exploration in all its forms.

The benefits of advance booking

Explora Early Booking Benefit introduces significant advantages for those who book in advance, with discounts of up to 10% on the trip. The offer can be combined with flexible travel formulas, extended travel and big travel, travel for singles, additional guests and young travellers, which provide other benefits for those who book.

Explora Journeys departure ports

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the ships Explora Journeys

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The countries to visit with Explora Journeys

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The best destinations of Explora Journeys

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Bridges and holidays with Explora Journeys

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