Explora Journeys partners with Pelorus for land-based trips

EXPLORA I from Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle hospitality brand of the MSC Group

Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle hospitality brand of the MSC Group, has partnered with Pelorus, the ultimate experiential travel company, for destination experiences in Scotland and Iceland.

Explora Journeys will offer guests onboard EXPLORA I the chance to experience extraordinary and immersive land-based adventures before or after their ocean journey with the exclusive partnership, commencing with two itineraries in September 2023, each lasting 5 days.

With a Pelorus host, guests will take a deep dive into the destinations to gain a unique and richer understanding of nature, culture, and history. Guests will experience a wide variety of activities from high octane helicopter adventures, wild water rafting, and meeting a wild food forager to attending iconic cultural festivals.

Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer of Explora Journeys comments “We are delighted to be in partnership with Pelorus to help us take luxurious adventures and a sense of discovery to the next level. How the two former Captains of the British Army reconnaissance regiment cofounders use their military precision and training to help craft unforgettable experiences is unique. The ingenuity of the bespoke itineraries created for Explora Journeys is set to surpass expectations”.

“We are hugely excited to be partnering with Explora Journeys and delivering world class experiences together. We have planned some truly unique, memorable and luxury adventures that aim to transform the way our guests see the world. Both brands share a desire to travel with purpose and we look forward to building a strong long term partnership.” says Geordie Mackay-Lewis – Co-Founder and CEO of Pelorus.

“Explora Journeys and Pelorus share a brand promise that making a positive and sustainable impact on the world is paramount to our ways of doing business. Creating life-enriching experiences that are rooted in meaning and purpose drives both brands. We look forward to offering these authentic, immersive and impactful experiences” adds Sacha Rougier, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experiences at Explora Journeys.

In the coming years, Pelorus and Explora Journeys will also offer opportunities for guests to disembark and indulge in Pelorus experiences in Alaska, British Columbia, Costa Rica and Japan, amongst others.

All of the six planned luxury ships in Explora Journeys’ fleet will be equipped with the latest environmental and marine technologies and will also feature the latest selective catalytic reduction technology to enable a reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 per cent, be equipped with shore power plug-in connectivity to reduce emissions in port and fitted with underwater noise management systems to help protect marine life.  All six vessels will also have a comprehensive range of onboard energy-efficient equipment to optimise engine use to further reduce emissions.