Aqua Expeditions has announced a new collaboration with world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection, Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Launching with a series of special cruises in 2017 and 2018 featuring five seven-night departures, these new Cousteau-hosted itineraries will offer guests intimate insider access to the famed explorer on both the Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong vessels.
The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel founded the Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work and to honour his father’s heritage.
An award-winning producer of more than 80 films, he has been recognised internationally with numerous prestigious awards for his work in ocean conservation.
During these exclusive departures, travellers will experience the environmentally diverse Amazon and Mekong rivers from the perspective of a conservationist and will get to know Cousteau in the intimacy of a small group of fellow travellers (the Aria Amazon’s maximum capacity is 32 passengers, while the Aqua Mekong’s is 40).
Guests will learn first-hand from Cousteau’s depth of experience exploring the Amazon and other remote areas around the world as he champions the cause of environmental conservation and protection.
Each voyage will include evening talks with Cousteau, and screenings of several of his award-winning films.
Aqua Expeditions is considered a leading luxury river cruise company.
“I met Jean-Michel several months ago and instantly understood we share important common values.
“As we launch our new partnership, it will be a privilege and an honour to be hosting him on these very special departures on the Aqua Mekong and Aria Amazon,” said Francesco Galli-Zugaro, founder Aqua Expeditions.
“This special series of cruises introduces an exclusive collaboration between Jean-Michel Cousteau and Aqua Expeditions to highlight the importance of environmental conservation.”
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