Monday, 3 June 2013

Take In An Eclipse With Fred Olsen

A total solar eclipse is one of the most awe-inspiring natural spectacles in the world - and one of the most difficult to view. It occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, entirely obscuring the Sun and blocking all direct sunlight, turning daylight into  darkness. A sensational full eclipse is due in March 2015, and the great news for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fans is that its 880-guest cruise ship Boudicca will be at the precise co-ordinates at this time to allow guests one of the best chances of viewing it from anywhere on the planet. The 15-night ‘Solar Eclipse Cruise’ departs on March 9, 2015, and is now on sale.  

The voyage departs from Southampton and calls at several attractive Norwegian ports: pretty Art Nouveau Ǻlesund, Tromsø, inside the Arctic Circle, sometimes described as ‘The Paris of the Arctic’; Alta (Finnmark), home for centuries to the Sami people and their herds of reindeer; and Leknes, in the remote and beautiful Lofoten Islands.

Boudicca then spends a day at sea on March 20, en route to the Faroe Islands and is positioned at the best-suggested co-ordinates – 64.26.3N, 6.39.0W – for guests to make the most of viewing the extraordinary total eclipse from the ship. The final port of call is Runavik on the Faroes, before Boudicca returns to Southampton

Prices for this fascinating ex-UK cruise start from £1,699 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside, twin cabin Grade ‘I’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes. There is an additional bonus of up to £250 free onboard spending credit per cabin, making this cruise unbeatable value for money. 

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line, the UK's cruise-agent specialists.