Besides sailing to some of the most exquisite destinations in the South Pacific, Paul Gauguin Cruises will soon enrich its passengers with knowledge and insight from a series of guest hosts aboard the Paul Gauguin itself later in 2018.
Below are four to specifically look forward to on the following sailing dates in chronological order. Those desiring a double dose of interesting lecturers might best consider October 20 for their calendars.
Bertrand Piccard: August 11, 2018
As a psychiatrist, aviator and explorer, Piccard took off in the solar-powered Solar Impulse airplane in 2016, which could have flown indefinitely with no noise, no pollution and no fuel. Following the innovative project he began, he now encourages the ecological and profitable adoption of clean technologies. The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions seeks to do just this with solutions that protect the environment profitably.
His psychological background as a medical doctor comes into play as a leader to promote progress across international disciplines. A special presentation onboard will personally convey his vision and efforts.
Peter Marks: October 13, 2018
Marks is Vice President of Wine Education, Constellation Brands and Robert Mondavi Winery. Among his accolades, he is one of just 45 Masters of Wine in the United States. Peter also judges wine competitions internationally and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. In fact, he teaches wine courses and will bring his knowhow onboard the Paul Gauguin.
His featured sailing will highlight a seminar and tasting called "Better as Blends?". The session will focus on Californian blends and the trend towards different varieties, which have been more common in Europe for hundreds of years.
Jacques Rougeria: October 20, 2018
Architect and academician, Rougeria will be on hand to discuss over three decades of sustainable development in bionic and biomimetic architecture. His specialty is using new tech to build human habitats in the sea, drawing inspiration from the likes of Leonardo da Vinci. His creations include underwater labs, marine research centers, museums and even vessels featuring see-through hulls.
He is inspired by the works of Jules Verne to the extent of adopting his motto of, "Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real."
On The Gauguin, Jacques will share his maritime initiatives-including his signature Sea Orbiter project-with passengers.
Francis Vallat: October 20, 2018
Vallat is the Founding President of the French and of the European Maritime Clusters and a distinguished global ship owner. He is at the forefront of environmental concerns having chaired the Septième Continent, organizationally addressing plastic in the ocean, and still chairing SIGCO (Shipowners Insurance Guarantee Company), tackling oil-pollution risks in U.S. waterways.
Francis has also represented France at the European Maritime Safety Agency for a decade and will come aboard the Paul Gauguin for a lecture series about the accelerated "maritimization" of the world.
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