By José Antonio Pérez
A team of environmentalists have joined the “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise of the MV Astoria in order to add a touch of ecotourism to the trip, reports Nelida Barajas Acosta, director of CEDO (the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans). Barajas detailed the goal is to inform cruise goers as to the ecosystem and culture of the Sea of Cortez on this first ever cruise through the Gulf of California with Puerto Peñasco as departure and return point. A small office aboard the 500 passenger Astoria as an extension of CEDO will provide cruise-goers information about the great diversity of flora and fauna at each port destination. In addition, the CEDO environmentalists will be providing informative lectures to cruise goers. Their initial talk on board, announced CEDO, was to a group of over 200 people.
CEDO naturalists aboard the Jan. 9th Astoria cruise include Aaron Ramirez, manager of Naturarte, Abelardo Castillo, Specialized Environmental Educator, Alan Morgan, renowned photographer of the Gulf of California, and Noah Solis, CEDO information specialist.
The MV Astoria has upcoming departures from Puerto Peñasco on Jan 20th and Jan 31st. For more information, and to check availability for the 11-day cruise through the Sea of Cortez: https://us.cruiseandmaritime.com/mexican-cruises