The brand will debut with a 15-night inaugural journey to Northern Europe with calls to a total of 12 ports in 4 countries under the title, "A Maiden Journey into Epic Fjords and the Arctic Circle".
Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer, Explora Journeys, said their vision and purpose from day one had been to create a travel and ocean experience like no other and they were thrilled that their ground-breaking new class of ship, EXPLORA I, would introduce guests during her maiden journey "to some of the most breathtaking destinations in Northern Europe while enjoying the finest luxury hospitality at sea.”
EXPLORA I from Southampton UK will call Zeebrugge (Belgium) and in Norway Geiranger, Trondheim, Molde, Leknes, Bronnoysund, Flam, Bergen, and Stavanger before sailing to Denmark with calls at Skagen and the capital city of Copenhagen.
Mr. Ungerer added that guests onboard EXPLORA I’s inaugural voyage could look forward to immersing themselves in local cultures, both on/off the beaten path, as well as witnessing some of the most astonishing natural wonders in the world. Surprise treats are due to be revealed throughout the journey, such as "thrilling experiences, thoughtful gifts and exciting guest artists that are all designed to inspire the discerning travelers’ desire to discover the world around them, meet new people, and reconnect with themselves.”
EXPLORA I is scheduled to arrive in Copenhagen (Denmark) on August 1st. With an architectural aesthetic ranging from medieval to Renaissance to contemporary, and some of the world's best fine-dining venues, the city is a cultural hub.