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Explora II


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Sailing from 2024, Explora II is the second ship in Explora Journeys’ luxurious fleet and a vessel boasting all the opulent amenities of its sister ship – the aptly named Explora I. From the sensational spa offering a wide variety of sumptuous treatments to the mouth-watering dining experience on offer, you’re guaranteed a fantastic time onboard. And, with voyages sailing to the Caribbean, Central America, the Mediterranean, and beyond, you’ll have an unforgettable cruise holiday with Explore II. The extensive itineraries and tailored experiences available are bound to please.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 2024
Tonnage 63,900
Number Of Decks 14
Number Of Pools 4
Number Of Restaurants 6
Crew 700

Ship Facilities

Dining

Dining with Explora Journeys is always a delight and mealtime aboard Explora II promises to take you on a culinary adventure with international cuisine and fantastic flavours aplenty. From decadent dishes with bespoke wine pairings to elegant French fine dining, there’s something for everyone onboard. While sailing, you can take advantage of the following restaurants throughout your voyage:

  • Anthology – a refined dining experience offering a unique menu of flavours from around the world with rare ingredients and carefully selected wine pairings.
  • Sakura – an immersive dining experience offering the finest Pan-Asian cuisine, with a focus on flavours from Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.
  • Marble & Co. Grill – a redefined European steakhouse experience with a luxurious menu featuring the finest cuts of meat and unique wine pairings for each dish.
  • Med Yacht Club – a Mediterranean-themed restaurant boasting a relaxed atmosphere, spaces for live music, and a menu bursting with fantastic flavours.
  • Emporium Marketplace – an effortless all-day dining experience offering a range of cuisines from around the world and some truly fantastic flavours anytime.
  • Fil Rouge – a refined dinner venue offering a global tasting tour of French-inspired international cuisine and a unique culinary adventure using only the finest food.

On top of all this, guests on Explora II can also enjoy in-suite dining 24 hours a day; the unique menu you can order from features a selection of the finest dishes from all the venues onboard and is a fantastic way to experience the full suite of flavours on offer during your voyage.

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, though, you can always visit the Chef’s Kitchen while onboard. This immersive dining experience, which is hosted in an ocean-front open kitchen with space for 12 guests at a time, sees a team of culinary experts guide you through a culinary adventure of your own making. With destination-inspired cuisine, your experience here will extend ashore with trips to local markets and carefully-chosen producers.

Entertainment

You’ll never have a dull moment aboard Explora II, with Explora Journeys’ sensational ship offering a fantastic array of entertainment venues and exciting experiences throughout your trip. Whether you’re looking for an enriching immersive activity or simply somewhere to unwind with a good book (and stunning sea views, of course), there’s space on board to suit. The top entertainment venues on Explora II include:

  • Astern Lounge – a social hub venue with live music, the chance for a game or two of pool, and stunning sea views as the sun sets.
  • The Casino – an elegant space where you can try your hand at an array of exciting table games or chance your luck on one of several progressive slot machines.
  • Gallery d’Arte – this venue transcends traditional gallery boundaries, giving you a captivating visual experience and the chance to hone your own artistic skills.
  • Journeys Lounge – an entertainment venue that evolves throughout the day, you can expect to enjoy cabaret-style entertainment, the talents of expert mixologists, and enrichment activities here.

Throughout your voyage with Explora II, you will have the opportunity to involve yourself in several events and experiences – each one offering a unique experience and an evening of exciting entertainment.

From An Evening by Candlelight (an event where guests can enjoy an evening of fantastic performances in the main lounges softly lit by candlelight) to Let the Good Times Roll (where you can jive to a New Orleans cabaret with a Creole menu, unique cocktails, and some sensational showmanship), there’s something for everyone to enjoy while onboard. You’ll be able to find out more about your ship’s specific schedule before sailing, and there will always be somewhere to escape the action onboard if you so wish.

Things to do

Despite the intimate size of Explora II, there’s still a whole host of activities for you to enjoy while you’re onboard. So, whether you’re sailing to and through the beautiful Mediterranean – or somewhere further afield – your days at sea will be just as unforgettable as your days ashore.

If you want to pamper yourself a little, the Spa is the perfect place to achieve an Ocean State of Mind with Explora II. Not only will you find a fantastic array of sumptuous wellness treatments here, but you’ll also find a Finnish Sauna, Heated Marble Loungers, a Salt Cave, and a Hydrotherapy Pool too. And, to top it all off, there’s also a beauty salon and barbers onboard – so, you’ll feel both refreshed and rejuvenated after a day of pampering onboard.

You’ll also find four pools onboard, with one an adults-only option offering breathtaking ocean views and another an inside pool with a retractable roof. And, there’s a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre with outdoor equipment and a Running Track – both of which are the perfect compliment to your fitness regime.

As for all the other events and activities onboard, there’s a fantastic array of options. You can enjoy a guided whisky tasting and mixology session, a Melodic Master Class from Explora II’s resident musicians, simple daily guided Ocean Meditation, and even a Book Club. It might not seem like it at a glance, but you really can do something different every day you’re onboard.

Useful Information

Sustainability at Sea

Just like Explora I, Explora Journeys’ Explora II employs several eco-friendly technologies and features to ensure it’s a more sustainable option for sea-bound sailors. Of all the unique tech and tactics available, here are some that Explora II takes advantage of:

  • BSA (Baltic Standard Advanced) wastewater management system.
  • RINA Dolphin certification, ensuring low underwater noise emissions.
  • Smart heating, ventilation, and HVAC air conditioning systems.
  • USCD-approved ballast water treatment systems.
  • Shore-to-ship power capabilities, with LED lighting and high-efficiency appliances.

Explora the web with Starlink

When you sail with Explora II, you’ll be pleased to know that you will be able to take full advantage of SpaceX’s Starlink – a high-speed internet service that boasts lower latency when streaming and improved Wi-Fi connectivity (both in public spaces and your cabin). This will be available in one of two tailored packages: the Browse Internet Cruise Package and the Browse & Stream Internet Package.

You can find out even more about Explora II (and all the other brand new cruise ships sailing) on our page dedicated to new cruise ships in 2024 and beyond right here.

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