A New Experience in Oceangoing Luxury

by Apr 18, 2023

We are so excited to bring you a brand new experience in oceangoing luxury. Our partner, Explora Journeys, is launching their first ship this July and their “Ocean State of Mind” brings unique options for wellness, culinary experiences, and immersive adventures to the cruise-line industry.

explora inside poolOcean State of Mind

Explora I is the first of six ships uniquely designed to resemble a floating hotel. These ships combine Swiss elegance with a luxurious amount of space. All rooms on board are suites with spacious private terraces. The 23 residences include terraces with private whirlpools and offer 24-hour butler service.

The array of common spaces include 11 dining options, including 6 stand-alone restaurants, 12 bars lounges with entertainment, a casino, shopping, and of course, pools. There are four pools onboard, three outdoor and one with a retractable glass roof and spectacular ocean views. Explora Journeys’ Ocean Wellness allows you to maintain your fitness routine and pamper yourself with spa treatments.

While you may want to enjoy everything onboard from the spa and fitness center to the various dining lounges, you’ll need to step off the ship to truly understand the Ocean State of Mind.

Travel, Immerse, & Linger

explora Mediterranean Over the next three years, Explora Journeys will be setting sail to nearly every region of the world. You’ll be able to explore some of the oldest cities, see the most iconic monuments, and enjoy the coastlines of these beautiful destinations.

In each destination, Explora has curated experiences focused around culture, food, the outdoors, and history. Unlike traditional cruise ships, guests have the opportunity to immerse into local culture as the ship stays in ports later into the evenings on many sailings.

Some of our favorite experiences include a helicopter flight over Nova Scotia followed by a whisky tasting, touring Scotland’s most photographed castle, or sailing back in time on a genuine replica of a Viking ship to the island of Håholmen. Additional adventures are being developed for destinations in Africa, South America, and more.

As a valued partner of Explora Journeys, the team at Bell and Bly Travel can help you select the best sailing, check promotions, and provide $300 worth of experience credits. Check out our Luxury Travel Insider podcast episode with the CEO, Michael Ungerer HERE and get started planning your journey onboard Explora with us HERE.


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