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10 Nights Mediterranean - Western
departing from Barcelona, Spain
Cruise Line Explora Journeys
Ship EXPLORA I
Departing Fri, 18 Apr 2025
Return Port Athens Piraeus
Ports of Call Barcelona, Spain | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Palermo, Sicily, Italy | Comino, Malta | Chania, Greece | Rhodes,...
Explora Journeys
Barcelona, Spain | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Palermo, Sicily, Italy | Comino, Malta | Chania, Greece | Rhodes, Greece | Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey | Paros, Greece | Athens Piraeus
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $10,508 NZD $1,050.82 NZD per day
Port charges, taxes, and fees included
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Fri, 18 Apr 2025 Barcelona -- 7:00 pm
    Sat, 19 Apr 2025 Palma de Mallorca 9:00 am 9:00 pm
    Sun, 20 Apr 2025 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, 21 Apr 2025 Palermo (Sicily) 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Tue, 22 Apr 2025 La Valletta 10:00 am 8:00 pm
    Wed, 23 Apr 2025 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, 24 Apr 2025 Chania, Crete 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, 25 Apr 2025 Rhodes 9:00 am 7:00 pm
    Sat, 26 Apr 2025 Kusadasi 9:00 am 9:00 pm
    Sun, 27 Apr 2025 Paros 9:00 am 9:00 pm
    Mon, 28 Apr 2025 Athens (Piraeus) 7:00 am --
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General

An Ocean State of Mind

A state of mind that has helped create Explora Journeys.

A state of mind inspired by the blue waters of our seas and oceans.

Characterised by calm, unity, elegance and joy, that encourages inner and outer exploration and discovery.

One that appeals to our audience’s desire for mindful travel.

A state of mind that embodies a consciousness of how guests go, not just where they go.

This is what Explora Journeys will uniquely provide for our guests.


Ship
EXPLORA I
Overview

Immerse yourself in all of the detail behind the Explora Journeys ships, from design and architecture, to safety and technology features.

Exquisitely designed with the guest and relaxed, home-like comfort in mind - and in partnership with the world’s foremost superyacht and luxury hospitality designers - the innovative ship will seamlessly blend elegant Swiss precision with modern European craftsmanship and vibrant design.

With 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences, guests will enjoy feeling closer to the sea and in port thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and personal private terrace. Suites will start at 35 sqm (377 sq ft) which makes them among the most spacious for the luxury cruise category.


Dining

Anthology

Anthology is defined as a collection of selected works of art or music reflecting the restaurant that acts as a culinary stage for guest chefs to curate menus showcasing global cuisines, along with unique wine pairings. 

Set in contemporary, refined elegance, with the opportunity to dine al fresco, lower light levels, and flawless service create an intimate yet elevated atmosphere.

Sakura

Named after the cherry blossom - the national flower of Japan - and symbolic of renewal and optimism, Sakura offers Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian flavours for a taste of Pan-Asian cuisine that is both authentic and energising.

The space takes inspiration from Japan’s rich cultural heritage of tradition and rituals blended with distinct Japanese design cues, to create an intimate and welcoming space.

Marble & Co. Grill

Inspired by the marbling found in only the finest beef, Marble & Co. serves exceptional cuts, personally sourced and sustainably farmed.

Taking subtle cues from the classic steakhouse, this European redefined experience is reflected through modern, understated yet sophisticated design with soft lighting and relaxed, attentive service.

Med Yacht Club

Inspired by sailings across crystal clear waters, the Med Yacht Club is influenced by sophisticated, beachside Mediterranean restaurants, embracing the varied cuisines of the region - infusing tastes and textures of Italy, Spain, Greece, France, and North Africa – while incorporating plant-based, vegetarian and wholesome ingredients.

Emporium Marketplace

Emporium Marketplace is an effortless all-day dining restaurant, bringing the global culinary talent and produce to the fore to offer diverse cuisines with a focus on quality produce, inspired by local destinations, and allowing guests total flexibility in what they choose to eat, and when.

Bathed in natural bright light, 18 separate cooking stations evolve throughout the day with cuisines representing every corner of the globe. Features include sushi, fresh seafood and a daily rotisserie offering grilled, roasted, and slow-cooked meats. Pasta is cooked to order, and freshly baked pizzas and bread are on offer as are home-made sandwiches. The charcuterie, fromagerie, boulangerie and patisserie stations enhance the experience. Fresh juices, smoothies and acai bowls are provided during breakfast.

Fil Rouge

A common red thread that unites international flavours with a French influence. Fil Rouge is a sophisticated and intimate restaurant, offering a global tasting tour of French-inspired international cuisine, where guests are encouraged to take their time to appreciate both the cuisine and the intimate ambience.

Spa & Fitness

The Spa

The Spa is where the pressures of daily life dissipate to insignificance amidst a sensory journey to the Ocean State of Mind. 

Fitness

A space that echoes the revitalizing power of the oceans. Each of the Ocean Wellness - Fitness spaces is designed to motivate guests helping them to lower stress levels, improve sleep quality and enjoy elevated energy.
Bars & Lounges

Crema Cafe

A thick luxurious layer of crema nods to the freshness of an espresso and aptly lends authenticity and sophistication to a café at the centre of life on board.

Inspired by modern European café culture, Crema Café has unpretentiously stylish interiors with comfortable lounge seating, featuring sophisticated reading material and art set against uninterrupted views of the sea. A place designed to meet, discuss, unwind, taste and indulge, where like-minded guests gather to mingle and converse.

Lobby Bar

A central gathering social bar and lounge, amongst high-end boutiques, provides the ideal spot to enjoy refreshments throughout the day and night.

Explora Lounge

Explora Lounge is a central meeting place bathed in natural bright light, where guests can watch the world sail by as they enjoy light meals, snacks, and traditional afternoon tea. Perfect for a quiet moment to read, work or sip a coffee, or simply admire the beautiful sea-facing views which instantly ease the mind into a calming space. 

Journey's Lounge

The most spacious onboard lounge features mixology specialists, enrichment activities and cabaret-style entertainment daily. This venue is designed to continuously evolve and transform throughout the day along with the ocean journey.

Malt Whisky Bar

Set within the Explora Lounge, Malt offers a refined tour of the global whiskey regions, including some of the rarest whiskies. Complete with a walk-in humidor, cigar expert and a dedicated outdoor cigar-smoking terrace.


Ship Facts
  • Year Built: 2023
  • Crew: 640
  • Length: 248m
  • Width: 32m
  • Tonnage: 63,900 grt
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • CO Cove Residence
  • CR Cocoon Residence
  • DP Deluxe Penthouse
  • GP Grand Penthouse
  • GT Ocean Grand Terrace Suite
  • OR Owner's Residence
  • OT1 Ocean Terrace Suite
  • OT2 Ocean Terrace Suite
  • OT3 Ocean Terrace Suite
  • OT4 Ocean Terrace Suite
  • PH Penthouse
  • PP Premier Penthouse
  • RR Retreat Residence
  • SR Serenity Residence
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Destination
Mediterranean - Western
The Western Mediterranean is one of the most iconic cruising destinations in Europe. Encompassing the countries of Spain, France, Malta and the western coast of Italy, a Western Mediterranean cruise will not only introduce its guests to the must see destinations and landmarks of the region, but also offers the convenience of being able to incorporate multiple countries into one seamless itinerary.
Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain
City Barcelona

Barcelona is the cultural heartland of Spain, yet its first language is Catalan, the native tongue of the proudly independent Catalonia region. Stroll down the shady, tree-lined Ramblas between street musicians and elegant bistros. Then perhaps visit the venerable Gothic cathedral, Picasso Museum or enjoy the architectural genius of Antonio Gaudi's Church of the Holy Family.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
City Palma

The major island in the chain known as the Balearics, Mallorca is Spain's sunny outpost in the Mediterranean. The town of Palma boasts a shady plaza near the Gothic Cathedral. Visit the Roman ruins and the Drach Caves nearby, or journey to the enchanting village of Valledemosa. Leave time to shop for lovely majolica faux pearls and hand-made lace.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy
City Palermo

Once regarded as Europe's grandest, most beautiful city, Palermo is still quite impressive. The Four Corners of Palermo, where each 17th-century Spanish Baroque facade is adorned with a statue, is one of the city's most memorable sights. The Fontana Pretoria, often called the Fountain of Shame because of its nude Florentine figures, is also worth noting. Tour the famous Norman Cathedral and Capuchin catacombs. A day trip to Monreale to see the famous 12th-century cathedral is also recommended.

Comino, Malta

Chania, Greece
City Chania

Rhodes, Greece
City Rhodes

Legend has it that Apollo blessed this isle with sunshine and beauty. True to the myths, the "Island of Roses" is rich in magnificent scenery and umbrella-lined beaches. Take an excursion to Lindos, where high on a hill rises an ancient acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. You will also want to see the medieval Old Town, once home to the Crusading Knights of St. John, and tour the Grand Master's Palace, an Italian restoration famed for its superb mosaic floors.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
City Kusadasi

This charming, picturesque resort where Antony and Cleopatra used to vacation is best known as the port for the ancients ruins of Ephesus - one of the world's most wondrous archaeological sites. Explorations should include such masterpieces as the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians, the Library of Celsus, and the temples of Athena and Apollo - all connected by marble streets rutted by the wheels of countless chariots.

Paros, Greece
City Paros

Athens Piraeus
City Piraeus

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. In a single day, you can climb the hill of the Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and then find a welcoming taverna for some spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and with luck, energetic Greek dancing.

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