Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys | CEO, Michael Ungerer

July 26, 2022

Our guest today is Michael Ungerer, the CEO of Explora Journeys, one of the best known travel companies that has yet to formally launch!

If you haven’t heard of Explora yet, you soon will. They are pioneering a new niche in ocean going travel, so much so that they don’t actually refer to it as cruising. The family owned company has started from scratch, learning from tens of thousands of next generation luxury travelers what they might want in a mega-yacht experience.

Explora Journeys launches in 2023 with Explora I, where you can expect a focus on health and wellness, truly immersive experiences, anchoring near off the beaten path destinations, and the largest suites in the industry.

Michael talks to us about the vision for the company, some fun tidbits of what it’s been like to grow a new luxury brand during Covid, and a few insider hints at what to expect next.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:27 – What Michael’s favorite spot on the upcoming Explora I is

  • 03:14 – About the unique approach their ships offer

  • 05:13 – How they tailor the experience for Millennials

  • 07:38 – What the original vision of the company was

  • 10:31 – Why the overview of the ships is one of a kind

  • 16:43 – About the stories and insider details from building the ships

  • 20:28 – What destinations they will launch

  • 24:53 – How you can enjoy the immersive experiences on the ships

  • 28:51 – Why this “Ocean State of Mind” differs from anything you’ve seen so far

  • 30:44 – About Michael’s favorite choices

  • 32:39 – What you will learn about the world after taking a trip on Explora I

Listener Exclusive Amenities

All Journeys of 7 nights or more will come with a Euro 300 per suite Journey Experience Credit*


*can be applied to any charges made on the ship other than Casino and retail purchases.


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