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Chopra and Swan Hellenic Team Up to Create New Wellness Programming

The Explore & Restore wellbeing voyage provides opportunities for self-discovery and cultural immersion


Photo Credit: Crossfingers Studio for Chopra / Swan Hellenic

Chopra, a leading integrative health company founded by global wellbeing pioneer Deepak Chopra, M.D., and part of The Healing Company Inc., recently launched an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Swan Hellenic, a leader in luxury cultural expeditions by sea.

Inspired by the healing properties of the sea, Chopra and Swan Hellenic have united to create the Explore & Restore wellbeing cruise, which pairs inward journeys with outward exploration. The result is an enriching, healing experience.

“Healing programs like Explore & Restore offer a unique opportunity for individuals to nourish their wellbeing while forging a meaningful connection with the world,” says Chopra, chief scientific advisor to The Healing Company. “In my mission to help one billion people access healing, these spirit-awakening experiences play a pivotal role in propelling us towards a more just, sustainable, peaceful, healthy, and joyful world.”

The partnership represents a continued dedication to delivering world-class wellness experiences for Chopra, and the first foray into the U.S. market for Swan Hellenic. Bookings of the Explore & Restore wellbeing expeditions begin today, with six journeys slated for 2024 featuring five to nine days of programming. In addition, all Swan Hellenic ships will have a Chopra-certified meditation and yoga teacher offering daily private and group sessions.

“As we continue to undergo a renaissance since relaunching our cultural expedition cruises three years ago, Swan Hellenic’s primary emphasis has been to embrace wellness with our first entry into the American market next year,” says Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic. “This launch, in collaboration with Chopra, signifies a momentous milestone. During this transformative journey, wellness and exploration seamlessly merge, igniting a unique path that invites travelers to embark on a voyage where self-care and discovery coexist. This collaboration mirrors our commitment to delivering authentic luxury and intimate, remote experiences with wellbeing at the forefront.” 

Inaugural “Explore & Restore” expeditions in 2024 will enable guests to experience the rich tapestry of wellness traditions across the world, including:

  • Panama City, Panama to Acapulco, Mexico – March 27 to April 2
  • Nassau, Bahamas to New York City, including a session with Chopra – May 10 to May 15
  • New York City to Halifax, Canada, including a session with Chopra – May 15 to May 21
  • Palermo, Italy to Piraeus, Greece – August 28 to September 5
  • Philipsburg, Saint Maarten to Bridgetown, Barbados – October 16 to October 22
  • Maputo, Mozambique to Cape Town, South Africa – November 6 to November 13

Explore & Restore expeditions will include Ayurvedic culinary offerings, daily meditation, yoga and breathwork classes, and expert-led workshops designed to unveil their authentic self and ignite their path to purpose all while traveling to the most captivating places in the world. To help travelers prepare their mind, body, and spirit before, during, and after their journey, Chopra is offering an Explore & Restore app program designed to create a healing ritual that will have a lasting impact wherever they are.

“No longer confined to just spa treatments and yoga sessions, today’s discerning consumer is in pursuit of enriching experiences that encapsulate—and expand—their mental, physical, and spiritual health,” says Simon Belsham, CEO and cofounder of The Healing Company. “The Chopra Explore & Restore program is a voyage of self-discovery and healing that inspires a profound connection with the world and oneself—and resonates long after the journey has ended. We are delighted to partner with Swan Hellenic to reimagine what a wellness retreat by sea looks like, in continuation of our strategy to bring forward impactful, highly innovative healing products and experiences in high-growth sectors.”

About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.