Ocean State of Mind

The ocean relaxes you and creates an energy in you that inspires inner and outer discovery, broadens horizons and triggers new connections. The ocean connects you with yourself, people and the places around you.

We call it the Ocean State of Mind

A state of mind inspired by the blue waters of our seas and oceans. A state of mind that has helped create Explora Journeys.

One that is characterized by calm, unity, elegance and joy, that encourages inner and outer exploration and discovery.


Can cruising be more environmentally responsible?

At MSC Cruises we believe it can be. From introducing the cleanest marine fuel available on our latest ships to our state-of-the-art water treatment facilities, we’re putting environmental responsibility at the heart of everything we do. To preserve the sea we call home, and change cruising for good.

Our new cruise ships are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible at sea. From cleaner technologies to innovative restaurant concepts, our growing fleet is a statement of our commitment to the future of this planet

Discover the Future of Cruising with MSC Cruises

With our global expertise, we’ll help you plan your cruise so you can discover each destination exactly as you like, complete with exclusive privileges and insider connections.

We’ve traveled around the globe, and we want to use our expertise to help you create the perfect cruise.


We’ll make your adventure even more marvelous with credit you can spend on excursions, massages, and more.

Spend every minute of your voyage in relaxed bliss – we’ll take care of every detail so you don’t have to.

Explora Ships

Immerse yourself in all of the detail behind the Explora Journeys ships, from design and architecture to safety and technology features. Designed in partnership with the world’s foremost superyacht specialists, EXPLORA I sets sail in August 2023 with EXPLORA II setting sail in August 2024. The remaining four best in class ships will set sail in 2026 – 2028.



enviromental & technical

Explora Journeys holds the seas and oceans that sustain the planet in the very highest regard. The ships will utilize progressive technology and innovations to ensure Explora Journeys is always leading the movement towards a more sustainable future. Built with ship-to-shore power capabilities to avoid CO2 emissions while at berth and powered by marine gas oil, all six ships will be RINA DOLPHIN certified for reduced underwater noise. Ships III & IV will be powered by LNG while ships V &VI will feature a new generation of liquified natural gas that will tackle the issue of methane slip and will also be equipped with industry first environmental technologies and solutions, including a containment system for liquid hydrogen that will enable them to use this promising low-carbon fuel. Hydrogen fuel will power a six-megawatt fuel cell to produce emissions-free power for the hotel operation and allow the vessels to run on ‘zero emissions’ in port, with the engines turned off. Single-use plastics also will not be used onboard the ship, nor will they be offered during land-based experiences.


With 461 oceanfront suites 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 377 sq. ft. which makes them among the most spacious for the luxury cruise category. Enjoy elegant interiors and the ultimate private space with your personal, spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area.


Exquisitely designed with the guest’s relaxed, home-like comfort in mind – 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. Enjoy ten distinctly inclusive culinary experiences including in-suite dining, focused on healthy, delicious food from local, sustainable sources. Twelve indoor and outdoor bar and lounge experiences with varied entertainment as well as intimate performances, a casino, an art gallery, and shopping experiences, mean your experience is perfectly curated from beginning to end.

wellness & fitness

Wellness is a top priority with over 7,500 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor wellness facilities and over 2,900 sq. ft. of fitness facilities with the latest equipment. Fourteen decks will provide ample indoor public space, maximizing guest choice and creating areas of quiet seclusion and privacy. Generous outdoor decks will boast more than 26,909 sq. ft. delivering stunning views of the sea, with 64 private cabanas across 3 outdoor pools. A fourth pool, with a retractable glass roof, will allow swimming and poolside relaxation in any weather. Combined with various indoor and outdoor whirlpool baths on the ship’s promenade deck, the ship has been designed with water as a real focal point of the onboard experience.

Life on Explora

Explora Journeys is redefining ocean travel for a new generation of discerning travelers. With the first of six luxury ships setting sail in August 2023, remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-traveled ports for a journey that celebrates discovery. These are enriching holidays for the curious, cosmopolitan traveler who wants to create connections that last long beyond the cruise itself.


European elegance permeates every detail, while the 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences – each with sweeping sea views from their floor-to-ceiling windows and private sun terraces – offer guests comfortable homes at sea, with unrivalled space and privacy.


Whether on board or ashore, guests will reconnect with what matters most—themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them while being spoilt for choice with nine distinct inclusive culinary experiences including in-suite dining providing unrivaled variety at sea. These on-board culinary experiences promise something for every palate and provide the perfect scene for long, languorous lunches and vibrant evenings.


More than 27,000 sq. feet of outdoor space includes three swimming pools and 64 private cabanas, whilst an indoor pool with a retractable glass roof, and 9,700 sq. feet for the spa and fitness studios ensure guests can do as much (or as little) as they like. Equipped with the latest in environmental-supporting and marine technologies, Explora Journeys will introduce a unique luxury travel experience for those who want to explore differently.


All journeys include high speed unlimited wi-fi, in suite dining, unlimited beverages, fine wines, premium spirits, a welcome bottle of champagne, on board gratuities and more.