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A Journey of Riviera Reveries and Italian Icons

7 nights
26 Aug 24 to 02 Sep 24
Book by 29 Feb 24
Travel unhurried from artful Barcelona to graceful Monte-Carlo, where evening gowns and superyachts ignite the Cote d’Azur night. Svelte Saint-Tropez, polished Riviera jewel, segues into Corsican charms in Ajaccio. Uncork chilled Vermentino in Porto Cervo marina and etch Florence’s architectural odes into your mind’s eye on the voyage to Rome


  • 7 Night cruise onboard Explora II
  • 7 Nights in an Ocean Terrace Suite onboard Explora II
  • In-suite welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • A bottle of wine and a bottle of spirit of the guests’ choice upon arrival
  • Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from our team of hospitality experts
  • All meals onboard with nine distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining
  • Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, speciality coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar*
  • Access to the spa thermal area
  • Wellbeing and fitness programmes on board and at the destinations
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Shuttle services from port to city centre (where required/available)


  • Travel Insurance
  • any independent contractors' services or products
  • Destination Experiences
  • Food & Beverage exclusive products can be available for an additional fee.
  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature


  • 7 Nights in an Ocean Terrace Suite onboard Explora II
  • All meals onboard
  • Unlimited beverages
  • Welcome bottle of champagne & much more!


Day 1: Barcelona

Breathe in the cultural heart of Catalan; an elegant blend of high energy and undisturbed tradition. Muse over the origins of captivating Gaudi architecture within the enchanting labyrinth that is the Gothic Quarter. Savour the flavours of fresh tapas and crisp cava in breezy plazas, tranquil terraces and coveted cafés, or glide down to a shimmering beach club to unwind. Imagine a visit to peaceful Passeig de Gracia, where modernist buildings merge to showcase iconic global labels. And, as dusk falls, prepare for urban action and swing by the lively bohemian bars to fiesta on the leafy stretch of La Rambla. If you’re serious about style, this colourful city provides plenty to celebrate.

Day 2: At sea

Sailing at sea.

Day 3: Monte Carlo

Megayachts jostle for space while billionaires roll dice in the world’s most famous casino — welcome to Monte-Carlo, playground to the rich and famous. Royals and legends grace the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, a gathering place for well-heeled locals and visitors since 1879. Supercars growl along well-dressed streets, past palatial hotels and fine dining restaurants showered in Michelin stars. Delve into seafaring history at the Oceanographic Museum, a cliffside cabinet of curiosities, and explore the 13th century Prince’s Palace perched high on the monolithic Rock of Monaco, then soak up the Riviera sunshine at the Thermes Marins (thermal baths), dedicated to well-being and beauty.

Day 4: Saint Tropez

Saunter into the sultry, sophisticated stretch of the French Riviera. Bardot and blonde beer shine bright in this playground of international glitterati. Bask in the Mediterranean sun, mingle with movie stars, admire the super yachts and enjoy champagne in effortlessly chic cocktail bars. Then slide away from the jet set to take in breathtaking landscapes and verdant hillsides, all the while feasting on the very best fresh local produce. After all the decadence and glamour that the Cote d'Azur delivers, we continue our journey to somewhere a little calmer.

Day 5: Ajaccio (Corsica)

Corsica’s capital, a 16th-century citadel cradled by mountains on the island’s west coast, could take its magnetic moniker from its founder, the Greek hero Ajax, or from the word adjaccium, Roman for “place to rest”. This is Napoleon’s birthplace, so beeline the old town’s charming narrow streets to Maison Bonaparte, the family home and now a museum, and Baroque cathedral where he was baptised in the marble font. Meander markets popular with foodies seeking local winemakers, olive oil, chestnuts and cheeses, and kick back on white sands in the beautiful Bay of Ajaccio with views of the Genoese tower on the Parata Peninsula and rust-coloured Sanguinaire islands beyond.

Day 6: Porto Cervo (Sardinia)

The svelte capital of Costa Smerlda never disappoints. A ruggedly beautiful coastline that stretches like a gold necklace dotted with emerald coves, elegant yachts, extravagant villas and endless powder white beaches. Tuck into funky beach clubs where the party never ends or charter a boat to Maddelena Island where blue-green waters are hypnotic. See and be seen in pretty Piazzetta de Porto Cervo then give thanks for your good fortune at the sweet Stella Maris cathedral. Pop into Poltu Quatu, the fanciest spot on the coast or delve into history at “Giants’ Graves” which proves Porto has been a sanctuary since the Stone Ag

Day 7: Florence (Livorno)

Plunge into Tuscany’s capital of culture. Once casa to legendary Michelangelo, Florence now shelters some of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces. Immerse in the relics of antiquity; catch a glimpse of the heavens in the famous Uffizi gallery, visit the iconic terracotta-tiled Duomo and step into an oasis of sculptured serenity at Giardino di Boboli to forget the world beyond its leafy walls exists. And as the sun sets over the Ponte Vecchio, relax in an elegant terrazzo with a rich refined Tuscan red, and reflect on the city’s Medici dynasty - Hurry Slowly.

Day 8: Rome

There’s more to Rome than its ancient architecture. The Eternal City is home to a seemingly endless array of hidden gems. The artistic-minded can enjoy fashion aristocracy, street art, vespa jaunts to The Appian Way and toss coins into fountains. Or you can stroll by appointment to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and the Pope’s private quarters at the Vatican. Explore the historic ruins of The Colosseum, Caravaggio churches, the Spanish Steps and The Pantheon. Learn how to make pasta the true Italian way, hunt truffles, nibble gelato, sip coffee and sink into a 3000 year old pool for a wellness experience. an ode to homespun pasta at a Renaissance piazza. When in Rome, fusing old with new makes it simple to indulge in whatever you like.

Ship info

Explora II
EXPLORA II, sets sail in 2024, paving the way to new discoveries and furthering possibilities. Guests prepare to immerse themselves in effortless luxury, as they journey to inspiring destinations and experience the Ocean State of Mind. Twinned with EXPLORA I for inherent sophistication.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, capacity controlled and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. High season supplements and block out dates may apply. Prices and offers are subject to availability and can change without notice, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise lines reserve the right to increase fares and end promotional offers without prior notice. Package excludes: travel Insurance, any independent contractors' services or products, destination experiences, food & beverage exclusive products can be available for an additional fee, flights, arrival/ departure transfers, visas, and items of a personal nature. EXPLORA EARLY BOOKING BENEFIT: Save 5% by booking early and paying in full within 3 days. Available up to 180 days prior to departure for Ocean Residences and up to 105 days for the rest of the suite categories. All savings has already been applied to advertised price. Flexible Journeys policy applies. Explora Journey’s standard cancellation policy applies. Savings vary according to journeys, dates of booking, and category of suites. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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5% Explora Early Benefit
per person sharing incl. taxes
R5,330 savings incl.
7 nights
26 Aug 24 to 02 Sep 24
Book by
29 February 24
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