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Sensuous and intense, rugged and majestic, this extended journey seeks the rarest pearl in North America’s Pacific Ocean. From the serenity of Vancouver in Canada’s British Columbia to the Hawaiian Islands, we slip amongst wonders and waters that redefine our words for desire.

  • 18 night luxury cruise roundtrip Vancouver aboard BRAND NEW Explora I
  • An in-suite welcome bottle of champagne and a bottle of spirit of the guests’ choice upon arrival
  • Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from our team of hospitality experts
  • Priority dinner reservations for select culinary venues
  • Nine distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining
  • Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar
  • Access to the spa thermal area
  • Wellbeing and fitness programs on board and at the destinations
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Unlimited, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Shuttle services from port to city center (where required/available)
  • Complimentary pressing of garments, within 24 hours after check-in
  • One bag of laundry per suite, up to 48 hours before check-out
  • Book by Oct 21: Receive EUR300 Journey Experience Credit per cabin, and save 5% when pay in full!
April 18, 2024 Cruise Only Pay in Full
Ocean Terrace Suite $13929 $13289
Ocean Penthouse $18829 $17939
Ocean Residence $28629 $27239
Taxes and Fees are included

Price is per person, based on double occupancy

Date Ports
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 Vancouver, Canada
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 At Sea
Sat, 20 Apr 2024 At Sea
Sun, 21 Apr 2024 At Sea
Mon, 22 Apr 2024 At Sea
Tue, 23 Apr 2024 At Sea
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 Hilo (Hawaii), United States
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 Hilo (Hawaii), United States
Thu, 25 Apr 2024 Hilo (Hawaii), United States
Fri, 26 Apr 2024 Honolulu (Oahu), United States
Fri, 26 Apr 2024 Honolulu (Oahu), United States
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 Honolulu (Oahu), United States
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 Honolulu (Oahu), United States
Sun, 28 Apr 2024 Lahaina (Maui), United States
Sun, 28 Apr 2024 Lahaina (Maui), United States
Mon, 29 Apr 2024 Nawiliwili (Kauai), United States
Mon, 29 Apr 2024 Nawiliwili (Kauai), United States
Tue, 30 Apr 2024 At Sea
Wed, 01 May 2024 At Sea
Thu, 02 May 2024 At Sea
Fri, 03 May 2024 At Sea
Sat, 04 May 2024 At Sea
Sun, 05 May 2024
Sun, 05 May 2024
Mon, 06 May 2024 Vancouver, Canada


Day 1: Vancouver (Canada)
Surrounded by mountains, vibrant Vancouver is a haven for outdoor enthusiast and cosmopolitan adventurers alike. Meandering oceanside pathways surrounded eclectic neighborhood – Stanley Park, the West End, Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown. A major global city, it is renowned for its cultural diversity and thriving art, theater, music and food scenes.


Day 2 – 6: Sailing at Sea


Day 7-8: Hilo (Hawaii)
Located on the north-eastern side of the island of Hawaii, Hilo nestles into a verdant valley punctuated with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforest, gorgeous gardens, ranch land, macadamia nut and coffee farms.


Day 9-10: Honolulu (Oahu)
With its turquoise water lapping Instagrammably – perfect beaches, framed by mountains, volcanoes, and greenery so lush and beautiful, it’s hard to focus the eye on one place for too long, for fear of missing the next natural wonder. Its most iconic landmark, Diamond Head Volcano offers panoramic views of the world famous  beaches of Waikiki, surrounding mountains and volcanic craters.


Day 11: Lahaina (Maui)
In Hawaiian mythology, Maui is a heroic ancient chief who, with his giant, magical hook, created the islands by raising them from the ocean floor. While Maui stood at the summit of Haleakala Volcano, one of the great natural wonders of the world, he lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky, and slowed its descent to make the day last longer. Unique geography earned the island its nickname – peaceful valleys between mountains blanketed with lush palm forests.

Day 12: Nawiliwili (Kauai)
Rugged, verdant mountains rise sharply from the serpentine shoreline of Nawiliwili, named for the Wiliwili trees that were once abundant in the area (and made super surf boards). Known as The Garden Isle for 97% of its land is undeveloped mountain ranges and rainforests. This film-worthy locale looks so pre-historic, it was chosen as the setting for Jurassic Park. The power of nature, preserved in “aloha aina”, love the land.

Day 13 – 17: Sailing at Sea


Day 18: Victoria (Canada)
On the rugged southern edge of Vancouver Island, Victoria, bustling capital of British Columbia, dynamically harmonizes with the magnificent Olympic Mountains. Victoria’s history dates to pre-colonial time when native peoples inhabited the area. In 1849, Vancouver Island became a British crown colony, widely evident in Victorian architecture, including the majestic Craigdarroch Castle. Indigenous Peoples’ legacies live on in festivals, ceremonies, dances and art. Along the rugged Pacific coastline, lush rainforests, gardens, lakes, waterfalls and charming fishing villages. Majestic mammals and marine wildlife abound its waters, including four species of whales. Vibrant and verdant, you too will blossom in its perfect climate.

Day 19: Vancouver (Canada)

Introducing a bold new vision for luxury ocean travel!

Explora Journeys is the NEW luxury lifestyle travel brand launched by the MSC Group with the AMBITION to redefine the luxury cruise category.
Designed in partnership with the world’s foremost super-yacht specialists, EXPLORA I — the first ship in the Explora Journeys fleet — sets sail in Summer 2023.

The concept: Vibrant, cosmopolitan, relaxed European luxury at sea.  Instead of cruises, we create journeys – of the mind, and across the oceans of the world.  Visits to places on and off the beaten track.

On board: Spaces that offer guests relaxed luxury, creating a home at sea. Restoring life’s essential balance with a combination of discovery and appreciation for wellbeing and nature. This is what our new discerning travelers have asked for and this is what they will enjoy on Explora Journeys.

Each of our 461 ocean-front suites, penthouses and residences – all DESIGNED with a refined, European elegance – are created to bring guests CLOSER to the ocean itself, with floor-to-ceiling windows and PRIVATE sun terraces.

Explora Journeys is the new European luxury lifestyle travel brand redefining the luxury ocean experience.


Ocean Terrace Suites
Our Ocean Terrace Suites elegantly combine space re amongst the largest in the category – and light. Floor to ceiling windows bathe the suites in light and private sun terraces help guests truly relax and bring them closer to the ocean  that carries them on their journey
Total suite area: 377-420 sq ft

Ocean Penthouses
The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax

Total suite area: 463 – 732 sq ft

Additional benefits:
In-suite welcome bottle of superior champagne
Enhanced In-Suite Dining menu
Superior selection of beverages and spirits available in the in-suite mini-bar
Priority check-in and embarkation (where available)
One additional bottle of spirit or wine of the guests’ preference (three bottles in total)


Ocean Residences
For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.

Total suite area: 753-1604 sq ft

Additional Benefits:
Priority reservations for Destination Experiences
Roundtrip airport to port ground transfers included (available up to a distance of 50 miles / 80 km each way from / to port)
Personal welcome by a butler and priority embarkation upon arrival
VIP lounge at embarkation (where available)
In-suite welcome bottle of premium champagne
In-suite full bar setup with a selection of premium spirits, wines and soft drinks
In-Suite Dining exclusive menu, including specialities from some of our onboard culinary venues
Unlimited complimentary laundry and pressing services
Butler services:
– Packing and unpacking to the guests’ preferences
– Pressing and laundering assistance
– Private in-suite dining
– Itinerary and transport planning
– Celebrations planning
– Onboard and ashore reservations assistance



• Anthology – Exquisite cuisine celebrating the talents and specialities of guest chefs from around the globe
• Sakura – Immersive Pan-Asian dining
• Marble & Co. Grill – A redefined European steakhouse experience
• Med Yacht Club – Celebrating the flavours of the Mediterranean
• Emporium Marketplace – Effortless all-day dining restaurant
• Fil Rouge – French-inspired international cuisine

As well as
• In-Suite Dining – Refined dining in the comfort of your suite or private terrace
• Chef’s Kitchen – An immersive experience offering culinary classes

• Lobby Bar – A centrally-located social bar and lounge
• Malt Whisky Bar – A refined tour of the global whisky regions
• Journeys Lounge – Mixology, enrichment and entertainment continuously evolving throughout the day
• Explora Lounge – Luminous lounge offering spectacular 270-degree views of the ocean
• Gelateria & Creperie at The Conservatory – Authentic French and Italian indulgences
• Crema Café – Bustling café lounge with sea views
• Astern Lounge – All-day lounge for a seaside escape opening up to the Astern Pool
• Sky Bar on 14 – A panoramic lounge setting, ideal for soothing cocktails and infinite views
• Astern Pool & Bar – An all-day pool and lounge setting for a seaside escape on deck 5
• Atoll Pool & Bar – An intimate pool on deck 10 with a chilled vibe throughout the day
• Helios Pool & Bar – A panoramic adults-only pool and lounge experience
• The Conservatory Pool & Bar – A weather-protected all-day poolside lounge

— Casino
— Art gallery
— Curated shopping experiences

— Three heated outdoor pools and one indoor heated pool with retractable glass roof
— 64 private cabanas
— Several indoor and outdoor whirlpools
— Poolside dining and lounging

— Over 700 sq m (7,500 sq ft) of indoor and outdoor wellness facilities
— Over 270 sq m (2,900 sq ft) of indoor and outdoor fitness facilities with latest equipment
— A panoramic running track
— Bespoke balanced nutrition and sleep programmes

— Hybrid-ready energy solutions
— Waste-management and energy-saving solutions
— No single-plastic used on-board and ashore


Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287