Explora Journeys has confirmed Dr. Sylvia Earle, the world-renowned oceanographer, explorer, and conservationist, will be the Godmother of its first ship, EXPLORA I. Just a few weeks ago, Dr. Earle christened her namesake expedition ship, that of Aurora Expeditions’ Sylvia Earle.
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.
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As Godmother of EXPLORA I, Dr. Earle will name the ship during its naming ceremony to be held in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Italy, on 8 July 2023.
Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer, Explora Journeys, 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. We share her passion for protecting the world’s oceans, and we are excited to partner with her on this important mission.”
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder and Chairman, Mission Blue, said she was honoured, adding that she “looks forward to a meaningful relationship between Mission Blue, Explora Journeys and the MSC Foundation toward protecting and restoring the ocean globally.“