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Rome & Athens with Roman and Turkish Majesties

Explora Journeys EXPLORA I
Date 18th Jun 24
Nights 10 Nights
1
UK to Rome
Fly, arrive and transfer to your hotel for 1 night.
2
Rome, Italy
Transfer to the port to board Explora I for your 7-night cruise.
3
Sorrento, Italy
This stunning coastal town of Sorrento is situated in south-western Italy and faces the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views, buzzing bars, and delicious pizzas. Explore the narrow alleys of Piazza Tasso and gaze in awe at the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco or revel in the rich history at Museo Correale. Walk along the sandy stretch at Marina Grande harbour or visit the stunning natural phenomenon Vallone dei Mulini.
4
At Sea
5
Fiscardo, Kefalonia
6
At Sea
7-8
Istanbul, Turkey
Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is a major Turkish city. Discover that its Old City reflects cultural influences from the many empires that used to rule. Visit one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, Hagia Sophia, and shop 'til you drop in the 5,000 shops covering 60 streets at the Grand Bazaar. The unforgettable views from Galata Tower cannot go a miss, as well as its 9-stories high restaurant and nightclub. Wander the Blue Mosque in the old city and spend time in the beating heart of Istanbul - Istiklal Avenue. The Archaeology Museum is well worth a visit to spot the magnificent sarcophagus of Alexander, blue tiled Karaman Mihrab, and the Treaty of Kadesh - the world's earliest surviving peace treaty.
9
Athens, Greece
Disembark and transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay.
10
Athens, Greece
Athens — Greece's capital city — was the birthplace of democracy and western civilisation. The city features numerous 5th-century landmarks including the former temple of Parthenon and the Acropolis, an ancient citadel that sits on a hilltop overlooking the Plaka district. The historic Plaka neighbourhood is one of the oldest in the world and features winding streets lined with family-run bars and restaurants.
11
Athens, Greece
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
Return flights from the UK
All private overseas transfers included throughout

Stay 1 night 5* Roma Luxus Hotel in Rome
  • Enjoy modern luxury in the Eternal City
  • Relax in a deluxe room with balcony including breakfast
  • Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi

Sail away for 7 nights on board Explora I
  • Relax in an Ocean Terrace Suite
  • Welcome champagne on arrival 
  • Sophisticated, varied dining across 9 culinary venues, including in-suite dining 
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines and premium spirits
  • Complimentary teas, coffees, and soft drinks
  • Complimentary WIFI access throughout the ship
  • Access to the spa thermal area
  • Wellness and fitness activities
  • All gratuities

Stay 2 nights 5* Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens
  • Relax in a Superior Room with an Acropolis view including breakfast 
  • Metres away from the world-famous Acropolis
  • Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi

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Background
EXPLORA I
Overview

EXPLORA I, the first of six luxury best-in-class ships, will set sail in 2023, with the remaining ships ready to set sail in 2024, 2026, 2027 and 2028.

Immerse yourself in all of the detail behind the Explora Journeys ships, from design and architecture, to safety and technology features.

Exquisitely designed with the guest and relaxed, home-like comfort in mind - and 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.

Water as a focal point

Fourteen decks will provide ample indoor public space, maximising guest choice and create areas of quiet seclusion and privacy. Generous outdoor decks will boast more than 2,500 sqm (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 - helping our guests discover their ocean state of mind.

Homes at sea

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 35 sqm (377 sq ft) which makes them among the most spacious for the luxury cruise category.

Explora I
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Food & Drink

You will have 10 diverse culinary experiences to discover, including in-suite dining - each distinct but everyone created to celebrate global cooking talents, provenance and wholesome ingredients sourced by local partners.

Discovery, lasting connection and consciousness are at the core of the Aponte family’s vision for their new luxury cruise line, and the elegant culinary experience aboard is no exception.

A celebration of talents, cultures and passions. 

Passion For Authenticity, Provenance And Wholesome Ingredients

Worldly, sophisticated, and well-travelled, with European panache, our culinary and beverage experts bring together an abundance of experience and artistry to the curation of immersive dining experiences. Our team brings enthusiasm for provenance along with a plethora of stories about the rare ingredients, which are hand-selected just for Explora Journeys.

Throughout the year, wine selections will reflect the regional areas where the ship sails, while offering favourite grape varietals including French Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Australian Shiraz, and Nebbiolo. Sommeliers will constantly source boutique wine labels to build an inspiring menu with truly interesting choices and very rare bottles. 

The culinary and beverage philosophy of Explora Journeys

A celebration of global talents and cultures, the gastronomic and beverage riches aboard Explora Journeys take their influences from across the globe, bringing personality, sophistication, and a dash of soul to the culinary experience at sea, whether in one of the elegant restaurants, bars and lounges, by a pool or on a private terrace.

Entertainment

The right vibe for the right time

Discover our collection of one-of-a-kind entertainment and enrichment experiences, designed to stimulate the mind and feed the soul.

Reimagining entertainment with the right vibe for the right time, with the perfect blend of vibrancy and privacy across more than 10 indoor and outdoor bars and lounges.

Explora Journeys offers a diverse programme of enriching and delectable events. Designed to connect guests, hosts and luminaries.

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Health & Fitness

The ocean-inspired wellness philosophy of Explora Journeys, embracing a mystical power of the sea to invigorate our senses and lift our spirits.

Ocean Wellness

Ocean Wellness encompasses the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of our guests, ensuring their time with us is enriching and fulfilling. 

Ocean Wellness is a series of experiences where our guests can embark on personal journeys of inner discovery and rejuvenation, where energy, sleep, relaxation, mindfulness and immunity enhance the oceans' calming and revitalising influence.

Kids & Teens

Please note that there are no children's facilities onboard Explora I.

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Rome & Athens with Roman and Turkish Majesties
EXPLORA I
18th Jun 24
10 Nights
£4,399
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