Explora Journeys Names Famend Adventurer as Model Ambassador
One of many world’s most celebrated adventurers and explorers has signed on to turn out to be model ambassador for the brand new Explora Journeys fleet and can sail aboard the road’s first vessel, Explora I, on a September cruise.
Explora Journeys is the soon-to-debut luxurious cruise model of the MSC Group, promising a brand new model of transformative ocean journey.
Excessive Explorer Mike Horn to Be part of Explora Journeys
Explora Journeys, the MSC Group’s luxurious cruise line, introduced on April 25 that Mike Horn, the well-known Swiss adventurer, expedition chief, explorer and environmentalist, will be a part of the corporate as model ambassador, serving to to develop the road’s journey vacation spot experiences and onboard enrichment packages.
Famend for his expeditions to the world’s most distant locations, Horn has led explorations of the Arctic, Antarctica and the Amazon, sailed solo all over the world, climbed a number of mountain peaks and is a local weather activist and motivational speaker.
The 922-guest Explora I is underneath development on the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and scheduled to enter service in July 2023. In September 2023, Horn shall be aboard the ship as she makes her first calls to Iceland and Greenland on the 17-day Arctic Geyser, Calving Glaciers, and Fiery Lands of Ice cruise.
The cruise, departing Reykjavik on September 9, will function Horn guiding two hikes in Greenland’s distant panorama. He additionally will host an onboard seminar referred to as Setting Targets and Being Resilient, providing insights into how he prepares for the intense expeditions he undertakes. The crusing concludes in New York on September 25.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Horn to the Explora Journeys household. Mike’s dedication to journey and the surroundings matches completely with our model values, and we’re excited to work with him to create unforgettable and sustainable experiences for our discerning vacationers,” mentioned Explora Journeys CEO Michael Ungerer.
As a famend environmentalist, the South Africa-born adventurer is a perfect match for the Explora Journeys model, which prioritizes inexperienced applied sciences and makes use of the tagline Ocean State of Thoughts to explain the way it connects visitors to the world’s oceans.
Mike Horn mentioned, “I’m impressed by the sustainability initiatives of the Cruise Division of MSC Group. Their dedication to innovation and know-how aligns with my imaginative and prescient for a world by which all of us must adapt to an ever-changing surroundings. I’m delighted to work carefully with Explora Journeys to achieve vital accomplishments, promote sustainability and create unforgettable experiences that join us with nature.”
Fleet Building Focuses on Inexperienced Applied sciences
Following the launch of Explora I this 12 months, Explora II will enter service in 2024. The ship is underneath development on the Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy, and reached a milestone in early February when the conventional Coin Ceremony was held.
Sustainability and inexperienced applied sciences are a precedence for Explora Journeys, which is planning a six-ship fleet. Whereas the road’s first two ships shall be historically powered, Explora III and Explora IV shall be powered by LNG (liquid nitrogen fuel) and hydrogen, eliminating many air pollutant emissions.
Explora V and Explora VI additionally shall be powered by a mix of LNG and hydrogen, and can include a six-megawatt hydrogen gasoline cell, a know-how that eliminates all emissions whereas ships are in port.
Explora I will sail her inaugural voyage, A Maiden Journey into Epic Fjords and the Arctic Circle, from Southampton on July 17, 2023, calling at a dozen ports in 4 nations.
Fares for the all-balcony ship are inclusive, overlaying eating and drinks, crew gratuities, WiFi, wellness and health packages, and different providers.
The ships could have eight eating venues and 5 cabin classes, together with Proprietor’s Residence, Ocean Residence, Ocean Penthouse, Ocean Terrace Suites, and Ocean Grand Terrace Suites.
MSC Group additionally owns MSC Cruises, a up to date cruise line that operates primarily from Mediterranean and US ports.