The ship will undergo final preparations before her christening ceremony, which will take place in Civitavecchia, Italy, on July 8. It will then embark on its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, on July 17 for a 15-night sail to the Norwegian fjords, the Arctic Circle and Copenhagen in Denmark.
Explora I is the first of a fleet of up to six ships
… which will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the luxury brand, which is part of the MSC group.
Michael Ungerer, CEO of Voyages of Exploration, said: “Our vision and purpose from day one has been to create an unparalleled sea voyage experience and we are delighted that the first of our revolutionary new class of ships, Explora I, will start sailing in July 2023″. “Sea trials are an essential part of the process and we are delighted that Explora I has passed with flying colors. Our team has worked tirelessly to design and build a vessel that offers the perfect combination of luxury, adventure and sustainability, and we look forward to sharing it with our customers. »
Ships on a human scale
The 461 “homes at sea” will include an owner’s residence, 22 ocean residences and 67 ocean penthouses, in addition to Ocean Terrace and Ocean Grand Terrace suites.
Six restaurants will also be on board; 12 bars and lounges with continuous entertainment; indoor and outdoor wellness and fitness facilities; three outdoor pools and one indoor pool and 64 private cabanas.
Thanks to sustainable technology…
…Explora 1 has on-board systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 90%, redistribute heat, treat waste water to high standards, reduce underwater noise and minimize engine use in ports where shore-to-ship power is available.