Cracker of a voyage for cruise liner’s ‘best mate’


It has been a cracker of a voyage for Perler – a parrot and the captain’s “best mate” – who arrived perched in a commanding position on the bridge of the stately Saga Pearl II cruise liner when it docked in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

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