Explora Journeys Culinary and Beverage Philosophy

The concepts of restaurants, bars and lounges are revealed ahead of the Inaugural Journey of EXPLORA I in Summer 2023

12 Bars and Lounges


11 Culinary Experiences


6 Restaurants (plus In-Suite Dining)


1 Chef's Kitchen


EXPLORA I is the ultimate Celebration of Talents, Cultures and Passion!


Franck Garanger, Head of Culinary at Explora Journeys, comments

“Explora Journeys isn’t just an opportunity to travel the world, we also see it as a way for our guests to taste it too, actively discovering new cuisines and experiences. Worldly and well-travelled, our team bring enthusiasm for provenance along with a plethora of stories about the rare ingredients, which are hand-selected just for Explora Journeys. Set to deliver refined dining experiences, that embrace authenticity and sustainability, we ensure each guest leaves with memories of their culinary journey onboard, being the finest at sea.” 


Whether in the elegant interiors, by a pool or on a suite’s private terrace, every venue will be distinct and created for memorable experiences. EXPLORA I offers a curated choice of restaurants, bars, and lounges, each of which blends vibrancy with privacy, in an effortless atmosphere.



Multiple dining experiences have been carefully created to celebrate global cooking talents, provenance and wholesome ingredients sourced by local partners.



Defined as a collection of selected works of art or music reflecting the restaurant that acts as a culinary stage for guest chefs to curate menus showcasing global cuisines. 



An immersive, authentic dining experience offering the finest Pan-Asian cuisine, representing Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian. 


Marble & Co. Grill

A redefined European steakhouse experience., inspired by the marbling found in only the finest beef, serving exceptional cuts, personally sourced and sustainably farmed.


Med Yacht Club

A relaxed celebration of the flavours, ambience, and dolce vita of the Mediterranean. Inspired by sailings across crystal clear waters, the Med Yacht Club is influenced by sophisticated, beachside Mediterranean restaurants, embracing the varied cuisines of the region and infusing tastes and textures of Italy, Spain, Greece, and France.


Emporium Marketplace

Effortless all-day dining, bringing the global culinary talent and products to the fore to offer diverse cuisines with a focus on quality produce, inspired by local destinations.


Fil Rouge

A common red thread that unites international flavours with a French influence. A sophisticated and intimate restaurant, offering a global tasting tour of French-inspired international cuisine.



An elegant, cosmopolitan atmosphere in which to discover, enjoy and appreciate diverse flavours and talents from around the world.


Throughout the year wine selections will reflect the regional areas where the ship sails, while offering favourite grape varietals. Sommeliers will constantly source boutique wine labels to build an inspiring menu with truly interesting selections. For example, Chardonnay will not come from the expected places such as the Napa Valley, but from regions where there are interesting, emerging and niche choices such as Switzerland and other European countries.


An exclusive mixology programme has been curated including a signature `Ocean State of Mind` cocktail using gin made with seaweed algae. Exclusive wine, whiskey and spirit tastings, pairings, cocktail-making masterclasses and ‘Meet the Winemaker’ events will be held onboard, as well as wine-themed destination experiences ashore.


Thibaut Briançon, Senior Lead, Food and Beverage Services for Explora Journeys, comments

“A key element of differentiation for Explora Journeys is our passion for hand selecting and sourcing an eclectic beverage mix, including rare fine wines direct from vineyards, as well as exclusive premium brands, to curate a variety of cocktails including non-alcoholic and organic options. This will ensure our mixologists and sommeliers provide unique experiences for our discerning travellers.”


Lobby Bar

A central gathering social bar and lounge provides the ideal spot to enjoy refreshments throughout the day and night. 

Malt Whiskey Bar

A refined tour of the global whiskey regions, including some of the rarest whiskies, complete with a walk-in humidor, cigar expert and dedicated cigar smoking terrace. 

Journeys Lounge

Enrichment and entertainment, evolving throughout the day and night – more details to follow when Explora Journeys' full entertainment and enrichment programme is revealed.

Explora Lounge

A luminous lounge offering spectacular 270-degree views of the ocean, a spectacular backdrop to informal drinking and dining.

Gelateria & Creperie at The Conservatory

Authentic French and Italian indulgencies, in a relaxed, weather-protected poolside environment within The Conservatory.

Crema Café

A bustling, all-day European-style café. Coffee is chosen by selected connoisseurs who have travelled the world exploring fair-trade coffee origin, character, and strength. 

Astern Lounge

Astern Lounge is the social hub of the journey, with a collection of events and rituals suited to every taste. 


Astern Pool & Bar

An all-day poolside lounge for a seaside escape offering chilled beach club vibes, with low background music by day and acoustic musicians and DJ`s as the sun sets, continuing throughout the evening.

Sky Bar on 14

Set on the ship's highest point, a panoramic outdoor lounge setting is ideal for soothing cocktails and infinite views. 

Atoll Pool & Bar

An intimate pool at the aft of the ship on deck 10 with a chilled ambience throughout the day.

Helios Pool & Bar

A panoramic `adults-only` pool for the ultimate "chill out" lounge experience. 

The Conservatory Pool & Bar

A weather-protected all-day poolside lounge and by night a cinema experience under the stars.


Explora Journeys offers unlimited beverages, fine wines, and premium spirits, including in-suite minibar, speciality coffees teas and soft drinks available any time.  

Explora Journeys, a vibrant, cosmopolitan, European luxury, lifestyle brand is redefining ocean travel for a new generation of discerning travelers. With the first of six luxury ships scheduled to set sail in 2023, remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-traveled ports for a journey that celebrates discovery. Explora Journeys will introduce a unique all-inclusive luxury travel experience for those who want to explore differently.

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