World-Renowned Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau Guest Hosts Four Sailings On The M/S Paul Gauguin In 2013

BELLEVUE, WASH. – May 3, 2012Paul Gauguin Cruises (, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, announces that world-renowned oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau will guest host four sailings on The Gauguin in 2013.

Mr. Cousteau is a diplomat for the environment, educator, author, and film producer communicating his passion and concern for the Earth’s oceans.  For more than 60 years, he along with his father, the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and his family, have been part of the greatest exploration of the oceans in all of history. In 1999, Mr. Cousteau founded the Ocean Futures Society to explore global oceans, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for their protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.  For more information on Mr. Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society, visit

During voyages on The Gauguin, Mr. Cousteau will offer a series of lectures with videos of his work in the world’s oceans and accompany guests on several dives.

Voyages Featuring Guest Host Jean-Michel Cousteau:

  • 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Cruise: February 2, 2013
  • 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus Cruise: June 26, 2013
  • 11-night Australs & Society Islands Cruise: September 21, 2013
  • 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands Cruise: November 2, 2013

Also available in 2013 is Mr. Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program which introduces young travelers (ages 9-17) to the natural wonders of French Polynesia through interactive, hands-on experiences with island ecosystems. The program is available on sailings from June through August and on select holiday cruises for a nominal fee of $299 per child. 

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