Explora Journeys unveils Ocean Wellness concept

Explora Journeys unveils Ocean Wellness concept

Guests can benefit from wellness programmes designed to improve sleep, diet, fitness and relaxation

Explora Journeys has announced details of its new Ocean Wellness programme.

Guests cruising with Explora Journeys will be able to address several key components of wellness, including sleep, relaxation, mindfulness, energy and immunity. 

More than 1,000 square metres of space is dedicated to a luxurious spa, indoor and outdoor wellness spaces, contemporary fitness facilities and an outdoor sports court and a running track.

Research has shown how the ocean calms the mind, revitalises the body, and boosts the immune function. Experiences, programmes and spaces designed to enhance the ocean’s influence on wellbeing will help guests achieve inner and outer calm. With this focus on ocean-powered relaxation and wellbeing, the cruise line aims to give guests what it has coined as an "Ocean State of Mind".

Travel and wellbeing "essential" for most consumers
2023: The rise of luxury travel
 News Jumeirah Muscat Bay launches Oman's first Bastien Gonzalez salon

Explora Journeys senior lead, Spa Operations, Julanda Marais said: “The philosophy behind Ocean Wellness is deeply rooted in Explora Journeys’ origins. 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.”

The spa  comprises 11 treatment room

Spa Facilities 
Ocean Wellness – The Spa mirrors the gentle, hypnotic effect of the ocean, allowing the pressures of daily life to recede. With more than 700 square metres of space, including:

  • 11 treatment rooms, including two Private Spa Suites with their own outdoor relaxation area and a treatment room dedicated to specialised Medi-Luxe Treatments by Dr Levy Switzerland

  • The Beauty Studio offering hairstyling and barber treatments as well as hand and foot treatments in the nail salon

  • The Sensorial Therapeutic Circuit including a thermal wellness area comprising a hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, Finnish sauna, salt cave, experience shower, ice fall and heated marble loungers

Fitness Studio

Fitness Facilities 
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 227 square metres of indoor space and more than 64 square metres of outdoor fitness facilities, Ocean Wellness – Fitness also offers a Sports Court for half-court basketball, a panoramic running track and touch tennis. From an initial physical assessment to strength training, cardio and Pilates in one-on-one sessions or group classes, guests have lots of options to optimise their health. 

Explora Journeys has partnered with Technogym. The high-performance equipment can be geared exclusively to the needs of each individual guest and offers cardio and strength-training equipment designed to improve anaerobic power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular abilities. 

On deck, gusts will find Group Cycle bikes for pedalling with a sea view. Guests can choose from the following options to embark on their fitness journey:

  • Fitness Centre equipped with Technogym Artis equipment

  • Fitness Studi hosting tailor-made Technogym classes designed specifically for Explora Journeys and Pilates reformer sessions

  • Open Air Fitness with outdoor fitness facilities and equipment 

  • 250-metre running track encircling the ship so runners can enjoy ocean views while they do laps

  • Sports court for touch tennis, half-court basketball and yoga ritual experiences

  • In-suite Fitness gives guests the option of training in their suites, encouraged by a virtual coach. This is made possible by Technogym Bench, the sleek strength-training station with enclosed tools, and Technogym Case Kit with its QR code access to a digital library of guided video exercises with trainers supported by Technogym.


Wellbeing & Yoga 
Guests on Explora I – the first ship in the fleet from this new luxury cruise line – will have the opportunity to book tailor-made consultations and retreat programmes, tackling health issues from a lack of sleep and to poor nutrition. Mindful nutrition programme are created in collaboration with Explora Journeys’ culinary team.

Yoga is an integral part of the wellbeing programme. Classes include: 

  • Energy flow power classes to replenish stamina and strength

  • Sleep Yoga to induce deep slumber

  • Relaxation Yoga to rekindle a sense of self-worth

  • Mindfulness Yoga to anchor body and mind through meditation

  • Immune-Boosting Yoga to support health and reduce anxiety via pranayama breathing techniques.

For more information, visit

Share article

View Comments