Jean-Michel Cousteau - son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau - and his Ocean Futures Society created the Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Programme, which is a unique, groundbreaking programme that introduces young travellers to the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia through direct, hands-on, interactive learning. The mission of the Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global oceans, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for their protection.
Under the guidance of expert Ocean Future Society naturalists, young Ambassadors (ages nine to 17) will explore coral reefs, learn about volcanic islands and forest ecology, experience Polynesian culture, hike rainforest trails, visit marae (ancient Polynesian temples) and more. Parents have an option to join their children on eco-excursions and other activities onboard and ashore.
The Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Programme is available on summer voyages and is also available on select holiday cruises for a nominal fee of $299 per child.
2012 Summer Voyages Featuring Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Programme:
· Seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands Cruises: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd June; 21st and 28th July; 4th and 11th August
· 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands Cruise: 30th June
· 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus Cruise: 11th July
· 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Cruise: 18th August
Holiday Voyages Featuring Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Programme:
· Seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands Holiday Cruises: 22nd and 29th December
Prices start from £3,642 per person (based on the seven-night Tahiti & Society Islands voyage departing 2nd June if booked before 12th May) including return economy flights from the UK, overseas transfers, a night in Los Angeles and use of a day room post cruise.
For further information and reservations call 020 7434 0089 or visit www.pgcruises.com