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Explora Journeys Introduces ‘Ocean Wellness’

Inspired by the mystical powers of the sea, Ocean Wellness is a concept specially curated to help guests attain an Ocean State of Mind

Aerial view of cruise ship

Explora Journeys is delighted to announce that guests on board EXPLORA I will not only be exhilarated by the travel discoveries they encounter on their journey, they will also have a chance to slow down, optimize their wellbeing, and find a renewed sense of calm and centredness.

Welcome to Ocean Wellness

Ocean Wellness offers an array of highly effective, restorative experiences far removed from urban noise and the always-on digital culture. Guests on EXPLORA I can immerse themselves in tranquility, at one with the rhythm of the ocean. Sleep, relaxation, mindfulness, energy and immunity-boosting are addressed holistically, producing a deep sense of physical and spiritual renewal enhanced by the revitalizing influence of the sea. Over 10,764 sq ft of space is dedicated to a luxurious spa, indoor and outdoor wellness areas, contemporary fitness facilities, outdoor Sports Court and Running Track.

“The philosophy behind Ocean Wellness is deeply rooted in Explora Journeys’ origins,” says Julanda Marais, Senior Lead Spa Operations. “We’ve long understood the powerful effect of water and waves on body, mind and soul. This is the inspiration for Ocean Wellness. We want to give our guests a feeling of refined simplicity, relaxed luxury, and complete mental and physical replenishment.”

Neuroscience1 has shown how the ocean calms the mind, revitalizes the body, and boosts the immune function. Instead of the relentless demands of the day-to-day, guests explore new destinations and cultures, spend leisurely time with companions, forge links with like-minded people, and reconnect with what matters. And when the pace slows, self-discovery and healing can begin. It’s called an Ocean State of Mind.

Experiences, programs and spaces designed to enhance the ocean’s influence on wellbeing help guests achieve inner and outer calm. From sleep to nutrition, a selection of initiatives has been curated to ensure that they achieve a feeling of renewal during their journey and beyond.


A place to soothe and heal, or simply a haven for pampering, Ocean Wellness – The Spa mirrors the gentle, hypnotic effect of the ocean, allowing the pressures of daily life to recede. With over 7,500 sq ft of space dedicated to treatments and wellness facilities, there is just one aim: to do everything possible to help guests switch off and truly relax.

  • Treatment rooms: There are 11 treatment rooms, including two Private Spa Suites with their own outdoor relaxation area; one double and seven single treatment rooms; an additional treatment room dedicated to specialized Medi Luxe Treatments by Dr Levy Switzerland; and an outdoor space in which guests can relax.
  • Beauty Studio: The flowing layout allows guests to enjoy all their grooming requirements in one tranquil space, from replenishing hair and barber treatments in the hair salon to bespoke hand and foot treatments in the nail salon.
  • Sensorial Therapeutic Circuit: Guests will find a wide array of facilities in the thermal wellness area that produce significant and noticeable benefits: the Hydrotherapy Pool, a Steam Room, Finnish Sauna, Salt Cave, Experience Shower, Ice Fall and Heated Marble Loungers.


A selection of partner brands has been meticulously chosen to give guests the gifts of Ocean Wellness, sourced by experts who understand the Ocean State of Mind and how it is achieved. Explora Journeys’ approach to skincare is curated and personalized. Only sustainable products containing first-class active ingredients with high concentrations of botanical, marine and biological extracts are used in the Spa.

Dr LEVY, Switzerland is the world’s first cosmeceutical whose products are proven to stimulate the body’s source of collagen production: the dermal skin cells. This process has the effect of reversing skin ageing by protecting, nourishing and awakening the skin’s own regeneration system. Protected by an international medical patent, Dr Philip Levy’s world-famous stem cell formula is the outcome of 15 years of stem cell research; it is based on the 2012 Nobel Prize-winning discovery that stem cells can be reactivated so that they regain their youthfulness. The recipient of 50 global awards, his skincare treatments produce visible transformative results.

Aromatherapy Associates is a leading-edge British luxury wellbeing brand that harnesses the powers of the finest natural ingredients, purest extracts and essential oils in its award-winning products and treatments. It brings an array of therapies that naturally promote better sleep, reduce stress, restore energy and build confidence.

The Tides Wellness is the antidote to a frenetic life. Only 100% natural ingredients are used in this much-respected Dutch brand’s evidence-based wellness treatments. They aim to synchronize the body and the brain through advanced techniques inspired by the rhythm of the tides, the seasons, the influence of the elements, and their collective effect on our wellbeing.

Pool side on cruise ship


The saying, ‘Healthy body, healthy mind,’ originated in the first century AD. Today, science has gone further by proving that exercise is crucial to a strong immune system, lower stress levels, high self-esteem, a balanced mood, good sleep quality and elevated energy. This knowledge is at the heart of the Ocean Wellness – Fitness ethos.

Featuring 2,443 sq ft of indoor space and more than 688 sq ft of unparalleled outdoor fitness facilities, Ocean Wellness – Fitness also offers a Sports Court for half-court basketball as well as a panoramic running track and touch tennis. From an initial physical assessment to functional and strength training, cardio and Pilates, in bespoke sessions or group classes, it is totally focused on motivating guests to optimize their health.


To create an incredible onboard wellness and fitness experience for guests, designed to the highest standards, Explora Journeys has partnered with the world’s leading brand, Technogym. The Official Supplier to the last eight Olympic Games and a reference point for sports champions worldwide, its connected smart equipment features the most innovative biomechanics and digital technologies.

Technogym’s personalized fitness programs are fun as well as supremely effective. Using the latest high-performance equipment, they are geared exclusively to the needs of each individual guest. The Technogym Artis Line provides a cardio experience that is second to none, including Run Artis for indoor running and Artis Synchro elliptical. For strength training, there is cutting-edge Technogym Artis equipment for the upper and lower body. Outdoor deck facilities include Technogym’s Skillrow, the first all-in-one rower designed to improve anaerobic power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular abilities. Also on deck are Group Cycle bikes for pedaling with a sea view, as well as additional best-in-class training apparatus in all areas of Ocean Wellness – Fitness.

To learn more about Explora Journeys, visit explorajourneys.com.