Dr. Sylvia Earle To Be Godmother of Explora I

Explora Journeys has announced that Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned oceanographer, explorer and conservationist has been named 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 company’s commitment to sustainable luxury travel at sea and ocean conservation.

As godmother of EXPLORA I, Dr. Earle will christen the ship during the naming ceremony held in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy, on July 8, 2023.

Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer, Explora Journeys, said: “We are honoured to have Dr. Sylvia Earle as the godmother of our new 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. Earle said: “I am honoured to be named the Godmother to 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 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.