Michael Ungerer, CEO, Explora Journeys said the vessel passed the trials ‘with flying colours,' adding, ‘Our team has worked tirelessly to design and build a ship that offers the perfect combination of luxury, adventure, and sustainability, and we can't wait to share it with our guests.’
Naming ceremony and inaugural cruise
Explora I’s naming ceremony will take place in Civitavecchia near Rome on July 8 followed by its maiden voyage on July 17 from Southampton, UK for a 15-night sailing to the Norwegian fjords, the Arctic Circle and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Construction of the 63,900gt vessel began on June 10, 2021 at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard.
It is the first of a fleet of up to six ships to be built for Explora Journeys by Fincantieri.