Famed oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau to join Crystal 2018 sailings

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Oceanographic expert Jean-Michel Cousteau will share tales from his lifetime of underwater exploration on three Crystal voyages this spring, autumn and winter, joining one sailing each aboard Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Esprit.

While on board, Cousteau will share tales and experiences from his lifetime of exploring and documenting the world’s oceans, as well as his ongoing work to continue the legacy of his famous father, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

The voyages set to feature Cousteau’s intriguing presentations are geographically diverse. Crystal Serenity’s 12 March Far East Vistas voyage from Manila to Singapore; Crystal Symphony’s 8 November Amazon Discovery voyage round-trip from Fort Lauderdale; and Crystal Esprit’s 9 December West Indies Yachting Explorer voyage round-trip from Marigot, St. Martin, through the deep Caribbean.

“We are pleased to welcome Jean-Michel back on board this year to share his distinct perspectives on the wildlife and future of the oceans,” says Karen Christensen, Crystal senior vice president and managing director, Australia & New Zealand. “Our guests relish the opportunity to learn from leading experts as they explore the world, and Jean-Michel is the foremost authority on the very oceans they sail, as he’s dedicated his life to conserving them.”

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 delicate balance of the roles of orcas and sharks. Cousteau, who is the founder of the Ocean Futures Society, will also share with travellers his conservation efforts.

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