Explora Journeys reveals details of first vessel’s maiden voyage

Explora Journeys has announced details of its first vessel’s maiden voyage.

Explora I will make its debut on July 17, 2023 with a 15-night Journey into Epic Fjords and the Arctic Circle itinerary, which will see it travel to northern Europe and call at 12 ports in four countries.

The ship will sail from Southampton and call at Zeebrugge, Geiranger, Trondheim, Molde, Leknes, Brønnøysund, Flåm, Bergen, Stavanger, Skagen, and arrive in Copenhagen on August 1.

Explora I was originally due to take its maiden voyage from Barcelona in May, but MSC Group’s luxury brand said it had to move the date back due to “global supply chain complications”.

Chief executive Michael Ungerer said guests on the maiden voyage can expect to “immerse” themselves in local cultures, enjoy “surprise treats”, “meet new people” and “reconnect with themselves”.

“Our vision and purpose from day one has been to create a travel and ocean experience like no other and we are thrilled that our ground-breaking new class of ship, Explora I, will introduce guests during her maiden voyage to some of the most breathtaking destinations in northern Europe while enjoying the finest luxury hospitality at sea,” he said.

“Guests on board Explora I’s first journey can look forward to immersing themselves in local cultures, both on and off the beaten path, as well as witnessing some of the world’s most astonishing natural wonders.

“Surprise treats will be revealed throughout their voyage such as thrilling experiences, thoughtful gifts and exciting guest artistes that are all designed to inspire the discerning travellers’ desire to discover the world around them, meet new people and reconnect with themselves.”

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