LOS ANGELES — Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, has been announced as a special speaker onboard three luxury Crystal Cruises voyages this year. Voyages will take place onboard the Crystal Serenity this spring and fall, as well as an expedition sailing on the boutique yacht Crystal Esprit.
Cousteau will join Crystal Serenity’s May 24 ‘Hawaiian Havens’ voyage, which sails the warmer regions of the Pacific Ocean, and the Oct. 27 ‘Amazon Escape’, which sails the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Old Bahama Channel. Crystal Esprit’s Nov. 19 ‘West Indies Voyage’ sails roundtrip from Marigot Bay through the Caribbean.
“As a company, we call the waterways of this planet our home, and as such, are honoured to welcome Mr. Cousteau for the first time aboard our ships to offer a glimpse into his fascinating work,” says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “The sea is truly his heritage and he has dedicated his life to protecting it. It is an extraordinary opportunity for our inquisitive guests to learn from Mr. Cousteau as they travel the seas together.”
In addition to lectures tailored to the region of each sailing, Cousteau will offer interactive and engaging presentations discussing his father’s legend and his own legacy, as well as insights into ocean life that most captivates him, including the balance of the roles of orcas and sharks. Guests will learn the connection between the oceans and everything else on the planet and enjoy a glimpse of his newest film, which features images captured by Cousteau for the first time in his 60+ years of diving. Cousteau, who is the founder of the Ocean Futures Society, will also speak to travellers about his extensive environmental and conservation efforts.
More information can be found at crystalcruises.com