MSC Group’s new luxury cruise line Explora Journeys has revealed details on the new Ocean Penthouses and Ocean Residences aboard its first ship Explora I.
The owners’ family has curated the design of the suites, penthouses, and residences to create what Explora calls the “ultimate luxurious Home at Sea.” Ocean Penthouses range from 463 to 732 square feet, while Ocean Residences range from 753 to 1,604 square feet.
The Ocean Penthouses feature oceanfront floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces. Each of the four penthouse categories includes a private dining area for four and a large seating area that provides space for guests to entertain in their suite.
All include walk-in closets with a seated vanity area, and feature Dyson hairdryers, heated floors in the bathrooms, binoculars, wireless bedside charging, a mini-bar replenished according to the guests’ preferences, an espresso machine, a kettle and teapot, and a complimentary refillable water bottle.
The spacious Ocean Residences feature elegant spaces with separate living, dining, and sleeping areas. They offer a panoramic ocean-front terrace with a private outdoor hot tub, a dining table, and sun loungers.
There are four residence categories to choose from: Cocoon, Cove, Retreat, and Serenity. The Cocoon and Serenity residences feature wrap-around terraces, while Cocoon, Serenity, and Retreat residences have a separate bathtub and walk-in shower.
All Ocean Residences are served by a dedicated team of Residence Hosts that provide butler services 24 hours a day.
Explora Journeys has worked with luxury brands such as Molteni&C, a high-end furniture brand with 100 percent Italian production. The brand’s sofas, chairs, and outdoor furniture is used in the suites aboard Explora I.
Suite terraces have also been furnished with pieces by Manutti, one of the world’s leading luxury outdoor furniture brands. Luxury bed and bath linens are from Frette, which uses skilled Italian artisans to craft its products.
Explora I will feature in-suite fitness equipment by Technogym. Ocean Penthouses will have the Technogym Kit, and Ocean Residences will have an additional Technogym Bench.
In addition, the owners’ family has hand-chosen notable artists and their work to be showcased on board. Each suite will feature a master artwork in its living room along with additional pieces and curated décor.