Aqua Expeditions has announced a new collaboration with ocean conservationist and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau. Launching with a series of special luxury cruises in 2017 and 2018 featuring five seven-night departures, these new Cousteau-hosted itineraries will offer guests access to the 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 honor his father's heritage. An award-winning producer of more than 80 films, Jean-Michel has been recognized internationally with numerous awards for his work in ocean conservation.
During these departures, travelers will experience the Amazon and Mekong rivers from the perspective of a conservationist and will get to know Cousteau along with a small group of fellow travelers (the Aria Amazon's maximum capacity is 32 passengers, while the Aqua Mekong's is 40). Guests will learn first-hand about Cousteau's deep 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 films.
These special-edition Jean-Michel Cousteau voyages are open for booking with a limited number of spaces available:
September 15-22, 2017
Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
February 23-March 2, 2018
Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
September 14-21, 2018
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia
February 9-16, 2018
October 5-12, 2018
Rates for these voyages start at $11,150 per person, based on double occupancy. Each departure is available for individual travelers or as a buyout for full charters. Contact the Sales and Reservations team at [email protected] to book.