Explora Journeys Explora I Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
43 reviews
This is the new experience in most new ships . big draw back in my case
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Pool options are plenty 4 and  always close very early  7 pm  so is the bars  , bars dead after 8 pm
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climbing to see the sea or the canal in this case
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Dead space , no passenger allowed , this is major draw back , no bow experience
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A culinary heaven on the sea

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Explora I

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lujoleasing
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

For a start I must say the Ship for being very new , it fails in many aspects for a passenger . the new law of high windows circling the common areas is a draw back , you end up looking at your self at all times instead of the sea , you must crawl up to get a bit of the breeze , I felt it bit understaffed and we were only 560 pax on this sailing Panama to Miami , the entertainment or ( ...
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Sail Date: May 2024

Traveled with children


Explora Journey's 1st ship delivers Italian luxury

Review for a Pacific Coastal Cruise on Explora I

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Bonnie S R
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This new cruise line is exactly what it says it is: Ultra Luxury cruising. I loved the 6 restaurants. Each with a different theme. Food quality, food presentation and service were excellent. The main swim pool (there are 4, 3 outside) is big enough to swim laps and it has a retractable roof. One of the other pools is an infinity pool and looks out to the ocean. Quite special! You ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


Great ship

Review for a Pacific Coastal Cruise on Explora I

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Justlimin
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Smaller ship cruising was a new experience for us, and we are now hooked ! Overall the ship itself is beautiful, exceptionally clean and great staff. Embarkation in Vancouver took over an hour , however our suite was ready which was nice. The suite itself was lovely, apart from the pillows which we found so uncomfortable and the duvet was far too heavy ! We asked for a top sheet which did ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


A great choice for really slow cruising.

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Explora I

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Belgian cruiser1
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

As our TA kept reminding us, my wife and I were among the first Belgians to book a cruise on Explora, almost as soon as this Panama sailing was announced. We thought that we knew enough about MSC's vision in terms of luxury, having sailed in their Yacht Club often enough and having reached the uppermost level in their loyal program. From the first images the ships looked great, but the info was ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with children


Stunning Explora1

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Explora I

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Escoa
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are nearing the end of an outstanding 25 night voyage from Barbados to Los Angeles via Panama. The ship design, the well trained and positive crew delivering exemplary service, the mix of interesting ports, the brilliant cuisine and the engaging entertainment and activities have all blended to make a highly recommended Cruise experience. The unrestricted, fast broadband wifi enables full ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


The excellence of Explora I and the entire Crew!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Explora I

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J and D from Texas
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

WOW! What a memorable experience we have had sailing aboard Explora I – literally the experience of a lifetime!! From the moment we set foot on Explora I, we watched the Crew work nonstop, going well above and way beyond to make sure that everyone’s experience is world class. Their eagerness to assist and their attention to detail – all the way from the Captain to the Room Steward – is ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Explora Journeys is a world-class Company with world-class Employees!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Explora I

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Jim and Dana
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

So, my wife and I started with our first booking on any cruise line in over five years with a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Caribbean. We literally booked the cruise from our home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on 1/18/24 and landed in Barbados the following day (1/19/24), boarding Explora I that same afternoon. Let that sink in: After completing the booking mid-afternoon of 1/18/24, we ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


A (Pause) Mazing

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Explora I

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Dave From Miami
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife loves to cruise -- me -- not so much. And as we live in Miami, the lure of the Caribbean is limited -- give me Key West, anytime. But just got back from the Explora, with dear friends, and it was truly amazing -- a floating Four Seasons is the best way to describe it. The restaurants were all terrific. The only so-so meal was my own fault. At Marble, the steakhouse, the server warned us ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Explora 1 is AMAZING!!!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Explora I

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Jane from Canada
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I set out on my inaugural cruise in February 2024 from Panama, South America, aboard Explora 1!! I can't say enough about the gorgeous modern cruise ship, our sumptuous cabin, delicious food, amazing wines, the staff and service - all absolutely fantastic. Luxurious and first class! The easy embarkation and luggage in our room on arrival set the tone for the cruise. We had amazing culinary ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Wow - Everything I had hoped it would be!!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Explora I

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MTMCE
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I was very hopeful that Explora would be amazing based on what I had heard and it met all my expectations. I have sailed a lot over the years on luxury cruise ships and have specific things that I look for. Explora meets all of those requirements. Starting with the ship- she is a beautiful ship and you immediately feel at home on her. I was able to dine at all the restaturants on board and ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


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