Italy - Monfalcone MSC Explora


Explora Journeys, part of the MSC Group, is dedicated to creating luxury ocean liner experiences for a new era of travel. The Explora I is the group’s first in a fleet of luxury ships that will traverse three continents, offering passengers a uniquely curated experience onboard in its expansive and meticulously appointed ‘Ocean Penthouses’ and ‘Ocean Residences’. With a keen desire to imbue the ship with the highest caliber of design, the MSC worked closely with Molteni&C to ensure the utmost in comfort and quality in the ship’s furnishings across the communal areas as well as the Penthouses and Residences.


With 461 'Homes at Sea’, six restaurants and twelve lounges, the Explora I offers a lavish yet intimate experience to discerning travelers. For the spacious living quarters, Molteni&C was consulted to provide carefully chosen pieces that take advantage of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Within the many restaurants onboard, passengers can sink into the Chelsea chairs by Rodolfo Dordoni, designed to enhance the pairing of fine dining and fine company. Beyond the refined dining opportunities, the ocean liner boasts several cafés and lounges that are furnished with recent designs by Vincent Van Duysen, such as the harmonious Margou armchair.

The communal areas of the ship feature Molteni&C’s 100 % Italian-made designs throughout to create sense of European luxury with a contemporary touch. Iconic pieces such as Gio Ponti’s beloved D.154.2 armchair and D. 552.2 glass table in the atrium turn the voyage into a tangible art gallery.

Each Molteni&C design was hand-selected to seamlessly integrate into the surroundings, whether indoors or outdoors. Our expertise in research innovation was key in producing durable outdoor furniture for selected terraces that could withstand the oceanic conditions while enhancing the experience for guests.

This spectacular ship has set a new bar for cruise liners, taking full advantage of Italian design principles to maximize space, comfort, and privacy, creating a memorable masterpiece.