The most spacious suite on board EXPLORA I offers guests thoughtfully designed 280 sqm (3,014 sq ft) of spaces featuring iconic European design to reflect the philosophy of creating an “Ocean State of Mind”

COURTESY Explora Journeys: Geneva, Switzerland, May 17, 2023 – Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle brand of the MSC Group, today unveiled the design of its Owner’s Residence on board EXPLORA I, the first of up to six luxury ships. The Owner’s Residence creates the largest living space on board, featuring multiple harmonious spaces to relax, entertain and unwind while enjoying panoramic ocean views from the private outdoor terrace, extending over the full ship’s width.

The luxurious living space spans over 280 sqm (3,014 sq ft), comprising a spacious suite area of 155 sqm (1,668 sq ft) and a 125 sqm (1,345 sq ft) outdoor terrace, complete with an infinity whirlpool and a dining table for eight guests.

Jason Gelineau, Head of Product at Explora Journeys, said “Every aspect of the design of our Owner’s Residence reflects the meticulous curation of all details. We have partnered with renowned brands to provide an unparalleled experience for our guests. Sofas and chairs are by iconic design brands like Knoll and Molteni & C, outdoor furniture is from Manutti, sophisticated lighting solutions are designed by Astep and the luxurious double vanity bathroom is made of precious Calacatta marble. All these incredible details create an elegant, yet effortlessly relaxed European sense of luxury.”

Guests staying in the Owner’s Residence will enjoy dedicated private butler services by the Residence Manager, unpacking and packing services, itinerary and transport planning, as well as private in-suite dining. They will also have unlimited priority reservations for all culinary venues and a complimentary treatment at Ocean Wellness – The Spa.

The Owner’s Residence comes with an extensive range of features and benefits, including a bespoke king-sized bed sleep system, a telescope, fine bed linens from Frette, extensive pillow selection, and a Dyson SupersonicTM hairdryer. Guests will also have access to a Technogym Bench and Technogym Case Kit, a private bar replenished according to their preferences, and an in-suite welcome bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2013.

Explora Journeys has prioritized sustainability and eco-friendly features, such as refillable bathroom amenities, an espresso machine with bio-degradable pods and a complimentary personal refillable water bottle for each guest have been incorporated into the in-suite offering.

In addition, guests staying in the Owner’s Residence will enjoy roundtrip home to airport ground transfers, a complimentary pre- or post-journey hotel night, and roundtrip transfers from/to hotel and port. They will also have one private driver ashore subject to availability, and unlimited priority reservations for all culinary venues.

The Owner’s Residence on board EXPLORA I is available for a maximum capacity of three adults or two adults and one child under 18 years old.

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About Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys is the privately-owned luxury lifestyle brand of the MSC Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, created at the heart of Swiss luxury hospitality. The brand stems from the owners’ long-held vision to redefine the ocean experience for a new generation of discerning luxury travelers, drawing on the family`s 300 years of maritime heritage. The brand’s aspiration is to create a unique ‘Ocean State of Mind’ by connecting guests with the sea, with themselves, and like-minded people, while remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-traveled ports, for a journey that inspires discovery in all its forms.

A fleet of up to six ships, two of which are under construction, will be launched from 2023 to 2028. Equipped with the latest environmental and marine technologies, Explora Journeys will introduce a new style of transformative ocean travel. EXPLORA I offers 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences designed to be ‘Homes at Sea’ for our guests, all with sweeping ocean views, private terrace, a choice of eleven distinct culinary experiences, across six vibrant restaurants plus in-suite dining, twelve bars and lounges, (eight indoor and four outdoor) Chef`s Kitchen, four swimming pools, extensive outdoor decks with private cabanas, wellness facilities, and refined entertainment. Inspired by the company`s European heritage, Explora Journeys will provide guests with an immersive ocean experience respectful and intuitive hospitality.

Cover photo: Explora Journeys Owners Residence, credit Explora

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