Explora Journeys names Dr Sylvia Earle as Godmother for Explora I

Explora Journeys names Dr Sylvia Earle as Godmother for Explora I

The renowned conservationist will name the ship in Civitavecchia, Italy this July

Explora Journeys has announced that renowned oceanographer, explorer and conservationist Dr Sylvia Earle, will be the Godmother of its first ship, Explora I. The naming ceremony will take place at Civitavecchia, Italy on 8 July 2023.

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 recognised globally. 

Dr Earle's involvement with Explora Journeys underscores the brand's commitment to sustainable luxury travel at sea and ocean conservation. 


Commenting on the news, Explora Journeys chief executive officer Michael Ungerer said: "We are honoured 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." 

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 minimising its environmental impact. It utilises the latest in environmental supporting technologies, while being ready to adapt to alternative energy solutions as they become available. 

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Earle added: “I am honoured 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 will depart for her 15-night maiden journey 'Into Epic Fjords and the Arctic Circle' on 17 July from Southampton in the UK. 

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