Repositioning Cruise LA to Vancouver. May 3-7, 2016. Limit 12 persons. 8 spots left. Sign up by Friday Jan 22 to assure a spot.
I have set up a trip for ABC on a Princess Cruise ship for the purpose of looking for pelagic birds. Size limit for the group will be 12. The ship leaves Los Angeles on May 3 at 4 PM and arrives at Vancouver BC at 7:30 AM at May 7th. There is a single port-of-call at Victoria BC from noon until 11:30 PM on May 6th. There should be a good part of May 6th in WA waters.
I have used an agent to reserve 6 double person inside berths at what seems to me to be an excellent cost of $634/ room, or $317./ person double occupancy. This includes everything except tips and alcohol. These reservations will be held just until noon EST on this Friday Jan 22nd. To reserve a spot on the trip send an email to Gail Agamie. I expect the spaces to fill quickly, so sign up right away.
I have arranged for Bruce Labar, a spotter on Westport Seabirds, to come with us so we have expertise to recognize the birds As an inducement to Bruce to come I agreed that ABC members would pay $30. each which if 11 of us come will cover his cruise fee. A bargain given that to do the same trip with wings is $275. per person plus cost of the cruise.
This is a different type of pelagic cruising. No stopping for birds, viewing mostly through a spotting scope, and several days long. A big plus is much less motion, so seasickness should be less of a concern.
So far Ken Brown, Bruce Labar, Art Wang and myself (Ed Pullen) are signed up. 8 spaces left. I expect them to fill fast. There is no financial commitment to sign up. Just send you full name and date of birth to:
Gail Allen Agamie
Cruise Vacation Outlet
5575 S. Semoran Blvd Ste. # 4
Orlando, FL 32822
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Please also send me an email at edwardpullen — at — gmail dot com.