Leaving from Southampton on July 17, the 15-night inaugural cruise will call Zeebrugge, Belgium plus Geiranger, Trondheim, Molde, Leknes, Brønnøysund, Flåm, Bergen and Stavanger in Norway before sailing to Skagen, Denmark. On August 1, the first of the six Explora Journeys ships then sets sail for the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

‘Breathtaking destinations’

Michael Ungerer, CEO, Explora Journeys, said, ‘Our vision and purpose from day one has been to create a travel and ocean experience like no other and we are thrilled that our ground-breaking new class of ship, Explora I, will introduce guests during her maiden journey to some of the most breathtaking destinations in Northern Europe while enjoying the finest luxury hospitality at sea.

‘Guests on board Explora I’s inaugural journey can look forward to immersing themselves in local cultures, both on and off the beaten path, as well as witnessing some of the world’s most astonishing natural wonders.’

Surprises onboard

Ungerer went on say that ‘surprise treats’ will be in store for passengers throughout the ‘A Maiden Journey into Epic Fjords and the Arctic Circle’ cruise, including ‘thrilling experiences, thoughtful gifts and exciting guest artistes…’