Explora Journeys’ first ship, EXPLORA I, has commenced her maiden journey on 1 August 2023.
The seven-night sailing takes guests from Copenhagen to the majestic landscapes of Lerwick, Shetland Islands and Kirkwall, Orkney before heading to Reykjavik, Iceland.
This Northern European journey is the first in a series of upcoming itineraries spanning three continents and was designed to emphasise the brand’s ‘Ocean State of Mind’ philosophy.
EXPLORA I will also call the port of Copenhagen on 15 August 2023 with a sailing to Hamburg, Germany.
The ship will spend several weeks in Northern Europe, cross the Atlantic Sea, and spend the winter in North America and the Caribbean Sea.
She will then return to Europe in the summer of 2024 for voyages in the Mediterranean Sea.
Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys said:
“It is our absolute honour to welcome the very first guests onboard our extraordinary ship and share this special moment with them as we embark on the maiden journey of EXPLORA I from Copenhagen.
“Our guests will be able to experience the best European hospitality at sea and our vibrant, cosmopolitan sense of luxury while discovering some of the world’s most remarkable destinations.
“A new era of transformative luxury ocean travel begins now with the first sailing of EXPLORA I.”
EXPLORA I offers 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences designed to be ‘Homes at Sea’ all with sweeping ocean views and private terraces.
There’s a choice of eleven distinct culinary experiences across six vibrant restaurants plus in-suite dining, twelve bars and lounges, (eight indoor and four outdoor), and a Chef`s Kitchen.
Guests can make full use of four swimming pools, extensive outdoor decks with 64 private cabanas, wellness facilities, and great entertainment.
EXPLORA II is currently being built in Italy and will come into service in August 2024.
EXPLORA III will become the first of two LNG (liquefied natural gas) powered vessels to join the Explora Journeys’ fleet with the ship due to be delivered in 2026 and EXPLORA IV in 2027.
For more information, please visit explorajourneys.com
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