Explora Journeys Unveils Luxury Stores Onboard

Explora Journeys has announced the launch of an all-new luxury watch and jewelry retail offering on board EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II, partnering with brands among the most desirable and renowned for craftmanship, reflecting Explora Journeys ‘European heritage and commitment to excellence.

Prestigious Luxury Stores Onboard

The two watch stores of Cartier and Panerai, as well as the watch and jewelry store of Piaget, will complement the retail offering of The Journey. Each shop will have a spacious and elegant environment, reflecting the design language of each of the brands through architecture and interior, offering a world class shopping experience.

“We are delighted to be launching this new luxury retail offering on board EXPLORA I. Our goal is always to provide our travelers with an exceptional and unforgettable experience, and we believe that our new luxury retail partners, offering the best in Swiss luxury watchmaking and fine jewelries, will help us to achieve that goal. Our guests are discerning travelers who expect the very best, and we are proud to be able to offer them a shopping experience that reflects our commitment to quality, luxury, and excellence.” said, Michael Ungerer, CEO Explora Journeys.


A reference in the world of luxury, Cartier, whose name is synonymous with open-mindedness and curiosity, stands out with its creations and reveals beauty wherever it may lie. Jewelry, high jewelry, watchmaking and fragrances, leather goods and accessories: Cartier’s creations symbolize the convergence between exceptional craftsmanship and a timeless signature. Today, Cartier has a worldwide presence through its network of flagships and boutiques, authorized retail partners, and online.


Italianity, Marine World, Swiss Technicity and Modern Heroes: the four pillars that have long defined Panerai are translated into its first floating boutique, an immersive environment dedicated to the discovery of the Maison’s legendary DNA.

Founded in Florence in 1860 and still profoundly inspired by its origins, Panerai draws from its Italian design inheritance and cultural grounding to infuse both the Brand’s timepieces and store concept. With an illustrious history as the official purveyor of precision instruments to the Italian Royal Navy, a masterful Swiss expertise and an innovative spirit of technological research, Panerai is the depiction of pioneering luxury watchmaking, inextricably devoted to the sea, underwater exploration and journeys across the oceans of the planet.


Piaget epitomizes daring creativity – a quality that has continued to permeate through the Maison since its beginnings in 1874. From his first workshop in La Côte-aux-Fées, Georges-Edouard Piaget devoted himself to crafting high-precision movements in a feat that formed the very foundations of their pioneering name. In the late 1950s, Piaget unveiled the ultra-thin movements that would later become the Maison’s trademark and the cornerstone of the Altiplano collection. As a true innovator of the watch and jewelry world, Piaget strongly believed in creativity and artistic values. It is within the walls of their “Ateliers de l’Extraordinaire” where master artisans continue to harness rare skills that have been preserved and perfected from generation to generation, transforming gold, stones and precious gems into dazzling works of art. Through its pursuit of masterful craftsmanship, the Maison has created emblems of daring excellence channelled into its collections including Altiplano, Piaget Polo, Limelight Gala, Possession, Piaget Sunlight, Piaget Rose and Extremely Piaget.

The stores will open on board EXPLORA I on July 17,2023, and will be available exclusively to Explora Journeys guests.

Get To Know Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys is the privately-owned luxury lifestyle brand of the MSC Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, created at the heart of Swiss luxury hospitality. The brand stems from the owners’ long-held vision to redefine the ocean experience for a new generation of discerning luxury travellers, drawing on the family`s 300 years of maritime heritage. The brand’s aspiration is to create a unique ‘Ocean State of Mind’ by connecting guests with the sea, with themselves, and like-minded people, while remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-travelled ports, for a journey that inspires discovery in all its forms.

A fleet of up to six ships, two of which are under construction, will be launched from 2023 to 2028. Equipped with the latest environmental and marine technologies, Explora Journeys will introduce a new style of transformative ocean travel.

EXPLORA I – Our Bars and Lounges 

EXPLORA I offers 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences designed to be ‘Homes at Sea’ for our guests, all with sweeping ocean views, private terrace, a choice of eleven distinct culinary experiences, across six vibrant restaurants plus in-suite dining, twelve bars and lounges, (eight indoor and four outdoor) Chef`s Kitchen, four swimming pools, extensive outdoor decks with private cabanas, wellness facilities, and refined entertainment. Inspired by the company`s European heritage, Explora Journeys will provide guests with an immersive ocean experience respectful and intuitive hospitality.

To learn more about Explora Journeys, visit explorajourneys.com 


John Shallo
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