Explora Journeys has unveiled the design of their Ocean Terrace Suites on its first ship, EXPLORA I. The Homes at Sea are desiged to reflect the brand’s philosophy of creating an Ocean State of Mind.
Explora Journeys was born from a long-held vision of the founders, the Aponte Vago family. With the family’s nautical heritage of over 300 years coupled with their innate understanding of luxury, the family have carefully curated the design of the suites, penthouses & residences to create a luxurious home at sea. The design reflects the brand’s philosophy of creating an Ocean State of Mind, thanks to light, colour, space, privacy, and connection with the sea.
The Aponte Vago family has worked with some of the world’s foremost superyacht, cruise and luxury hospitality designers and architects to create a design that stimulates the senses and enhances the connection with the ocean. The innovative ship will seamlessly blend elegant Swiss precision with modern European craftsmanship and vibrant design, to create luxurious, serene, and spacious ‘Homes at Sea’ ranging from 35 sqm (377 sq ft) in the Ocean Terrace category up to 280 sqm (3014 sq ft) for the Owners Residence.
Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer of Explora Journeys, said “The Homes at Sea have been a long-held vision of the Aponte Vago family. It is a truly exciting and profound moment for us to be able to welcome future guests to the carefully curated suites, penthouses and residences. Marrying the family`s impeccable taste and innate understanding of luxury, inspired by their personal travels and style, the interiors of EXPLORA I have been designed with their enduring dedication and incredible eye for detail, along with their vision for the future, weaving a thread of their passion throughout each touchpoint.”
Each of the 461 ocean-front suites, penthouses and residences comes with its own spacious private terrace, boast floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise natural light, and a neutral colour palette and a suite layout designed to indulge in the marine environment.
Each suite is created with simplicity and comfort as the focus, and presents unrivalled space and privacy to offer a real ‘Home at Sea’. The lead in category Ocean Terrace Suites and the 39 sqm (420 sq ft) Ocean Grand Terrace Suites are some of the largest in the industry, and feature their own private terrace, between 7-11 sqm (75-118 sq ft), creating an extension to the living space complete with daybeds and an alfresco dining area, bringing guests closer to the ocean.
Elevating the suites to a luxurious home, each ‘Home at Sea’ comprises a walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area and features a Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, heated floors in the bathrooms, personal binoculars, wireless bed-side charging, a personal mini-bar replenished according to the guests’ preferences, espresso machine with bio-degradable pods, a kettle and teapot, and a complimentary personal refillable water bottle for each guest. 24-hour guest services also ensure every desire or request is provided.