(PRESS RELEASE)_Geneva, Switzerland, April 5, 2023 - Explora Journeys is proud to announce that Dr. Sylvia Earle, the world-renowned oceanographer, explorer, and conservationist, will be the Godmother of its first ship, EXPLORA I.
Dr. Earle is a celebrated pioneer of deep-sea exploration and has dedicated her life to ocean conservation. She has been a vocal advocate for protecting the world's oceans and marine life, and her expertise and leadership have been recognized globally. Dr. Earle's involvement with Explora Journeys underscores the brand's commitment to sustainable luxury travel at sea and ocean conservation.
As Godmother of EXPLORA I, Dr. Earle will name the ship during its naming ceremony to be held in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Italy, on July 8, 2023.
Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer, Explora Journeys, said, "We are honored to have Dr. Sylvia Earle as the Godmother of our first luxury ship, EXPLORA I. Her lifelong commitment to ocean conservation and exploration makes her an inspiration to us all. We share her passion for protecting the world's oceans, and we are excited to partner with her on this important mission."
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder and Chairman, Mission Blue, added “I am honored to be chosen as the Godmother for EXPLORA I and look forward to a meaningful relationship between Mission Blue, Explora Journeys and the MSC Foundation toward protecting and restoring the ocean globally.“
EXPLORA I, the first of a planned fleet of up to six luxury ships, is designed to provide guests with the ultimate travel experience while minimizing its environmental impact. It utilizes the latest in environmental supporting technologies, while being ready to adapt to alternative energy solutions as they become available.
EXPLORA I will depart for her 15-night maiden journey “Into Epic Fjords and the Arctic Circle” on July 17, 2023 from Southampton, UK.
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