Explora Journeys has announced their unique culinary and beverage `journey of discovery` across a total of 18 distinct venues on board EXPLORA.
A celebration of global culinary talents, cultures, and passions, EXPLORA has increased its offering and will showcase 11 culinary experiences across six vibrant restaurants plus in-suite dining, as well as 12 bars and lounges (eight indoor and four outdoor) and a chef`s kitchen where guests can discover and enjoy diverse flavours from around the world, inspired by the Ocean State of Mind. 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 offers a curated choice of restaurants, bars, and lounges, each of which blend vibrancy with privacy, in an effortless atmosphere. 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 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.
Multiple dining experiences have been carefully created to celebrate global cooking talents, provenance and wholesome ingredients sourced by local partners.
Anthology – Exquisite cuisine celebrating the talents and masterpiece specialities of guest chefs from around the world, reflecting the journey and its destinations, and unique wine pairing in a setting of contemporary refined elegance.
Sakura – 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.
Emporium Marketplace – Effortless all-day dining, bringing the global culinary talent and produce to the fore.
Fil Rouge – A global tasting tour of French-inspired international cuisine. An elegant dessert cart tempts with the freshest creations served tableside, and a superb wine selection showcases the best of both the Old and New World vineyards.
In-Suite Dining – Available 24 hours, guests can enjoy refined dining in the comfort of their suite or private terrace.
Chef’s Kitchen – The Chef’s Kitchen is an immersive experience held in an ocean-front private kitchen setting for 12 guests.
Explora Journeys offers unlimited beverages, fine wines, and premium spirits, including in-suite minibar, speciality coffees teas and soft drinks available any time. For connoisseur guests or those wishing to elevate their experience or celebrate a special occasion, an ultra-exquisite selection of wines, spirits, and liqueurs, will also be available for an additional fee.
Guests can enjoy inclusive dining and beverage experiences in restaurants, bars, and lounges onboard. In addition, for those who are seeking to indulge in an award-winning dining experience, Anthology offers menus curated by the worlds` most celebrated chefs and pairing by illustrious winemakers for a one-of-a-kind guest chef experience onboard. (An exclusive experience fee applies).