If you have been thinking about joining this fantastic cruise, don’t delay as it’s only a month away! It’s pretty easy to get to Puerto Rico using airline miles and spend a few extra days pre or post cruise as well!
If you are a dedicated conservationist, eco-tourist or birder who has been looking for an excuse to ease your spouse/partner into the adventure; this is soft ecotourism at its best! What could be easier than boarding a luxurious cruise ship in San Juan and relaxing at sea while you cruise to a different Caribbean island just about every day. Many of these islands have native parrot populations and there will be other bird species too. And best of all, your participation benefits the World Parrot Trust’s conservation efforts!
- Parrot Lovers Cruise
In order to participate in the seminars and dedicated birding excursions, you must book with the official travel agency, Carol’s Travel Time.
The Saint Lucia Amazon (Amazona versicolor) also known as the Saint Lucia Parrot is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Saint Lucia and is the country’s national bird.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. The species had declined from around 1000 birds in the 1950s to 150 birds in the late 1970s. At that point a conservation program began to save the species, which galvanised popular support to save the species, and by 1990 the species had increased to 350 birds. Although the population in Saint Lucia is small it is still expanding.
It isn’t possible to get to St Lucia exclusively using airline miles as they are only served by small regional carriers such as LIAT and Caribbean Airlines (nice livery!). St Lucia is a popular port on Caribbean cruises so why not choose a cruise that visits this lovely island?