Cruising in Luxury: A Journey with Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys Cruise Line isn’t just a vacation; it’s an experience. From the moment you step on board, you’re enveloped in luxury and comfort. Recently, Luke and I embarked on an unforgettable voyage with Explora Journeys, and I must say, it exceeded all our expectations and I cannot wait to board the new Explora II setting sail in 2024!

The Room: A Sanctuary at Sea

Our Deluxe Verandah room was nothing short of stunning. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with elegance and modern amenities. The details to features never stopped.  The heated bathroom floors, and the wireless charger on the nightstand – the attention to detail was evident, from the curated selection of books to the impeccable room service. We often indulged in pre-ordered snacks and morning coffee on our balcony, soaking in the breathtaking views as we prepared for the day’s adventures.

The best part?  Explora ships only offers suite accommodations.  There are no inside cabins or lower deck ocean view rooms.  This created a quite environment for our stateroom, as well as less traffic throughout the day.  This also means that you will have half of the guests on board compared to a large cruise liner.  Never sailing with more than 900 guests (average guests so far have been around 750) but still having the same spaces means you never feel crowded onboard.  Additionally, disembarking at each location was a breeze. No lines or heavy crowds, port excursions were often small group and intimate.

Dining Delights: A Culinary Journey

Dining aboard Explora Journeys was a highlight of our trip. From casual lunches to exquisite dinners, there was no shortage of delectable options to satisfy our palate. However, timing was key, as we learned the hard way that missing dining hours could leave us hungry. Thankfully, room service came to the rescue with its complimentary 24-hour availability. We also discovered hidden gems like Sakura’s separate lunch menu and the intimate private table in the wine room.

Pre-booking dining times proved to be invaluable advice, ensuring we secured reservations at sought-after venues like Sakura and Marble & Co. Although Anthology, with its curated menu and rotating guest chefs, was fully booked upon boarding (have your travel agent pre book this experience for you!), we found solace in the intimate conversational meals at other venues. And let’s not forget about Tea Time—a daily ritual of indulgence complete with live piano music and delectable treats.

Additional Experiences: Enrichment and Exploration

Beyond dining and relaxation, Explora Journeys offers enrichment activities to engage guests. From photography classes to insightful port presentations, there was always something new to learn and experience. These sessions were extremely helpful in helping us feel more connected to the destinations we visited.

And for those seeking wellness and rejuvenation, the onboard spa provided the perfect escape. Pro Tip: Stop by the spa while still in port to receive a special booking bonus.

Final Thoughts: A Voyage to Remember

Our journey with Explora Journeys was nothing short of extraordinary. From the luxurious accommodations to the exquisite dining experiences, every moment was a testament to the cruise line’s dedication to providing unparalleled service. As we disembarked, we were left with memories to last a lifetime and a longing to set sail once again.

Explora Journeys isn’t just a cruise line; it’s a gateway to unforgettable adventures and unforgettable memories. If you’re seeking the ultimate luxury cruise experience, look no further than Explora Journeys. Your journey awaits.

A huge thank you to Journey Planner Candice Rouquette for sharing her truly unique experience and expertise with this blog. Learn more about Candice here.

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