Explora Journeys unveiled the designs of Ocean Penthouses and Ocean Residences onboard the Explora I ahead of its maiden voyage in July 2023, according to a press release.
Jason Gelineau, head of product at Explora Journeys, said: “Environmental respect and sustainability have been key in design choices, ensuring a balance between the tactile and visual experience of every material used.
“Eco-friendly details such as refillable bathroom amenities have also been weaved into the suite offering and where feasible, we are sourcing sustainable products including B Corp-certified items. We will also have a no single-use plastic policy onboard.”
The designs of the suites, penthouses and residences aboard the Explora I reflect the brand’s design philosophy of creating an “Ocean State of Mind” and a desire to create the ultimate “Home at Sea,” the company said.
The penthouses and residences feature elements such as natural light, color, space, privacy, and connection with the sea to create a luxurious but intimate retreat for guests to enjoy.
The Ocean Penthouses range from 463 – 732 square feet and Ocean Residences range from 753 – 1604 square feet.
The penthouses feature ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces and each of the four penthouse types offers a private dining area for four. They also include heated floors in the bathrooms, wireless bed-side charging and a personal mini-bar among other amenities.
The Ocean Residences feature a panoramic ocean-front terrace with a private outdoor whirlpool. Each residence also includes a dining table and sun loungers. There are four unique types of residences to select: Cocoon, Cove, Retreat and Serenity.
To bring the designs to life, Explora Journeys worked with luxury brands such as Molteni&C, a high-end furniture brand with 100 percent Italian production. Their style is reflected in Explora I’s sofas and chairs as well as outdoor furniture for some terraces.
In addition to the penthouses and residences, Explora Journeys has selected notable artists to showcase their work onboard. Each suite will feature a master artwork in the living room as well as some complementary pieces and decorative elements.