So popular is Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ recently launched ‘Solar Eclipse’ cruise aboard Boudicca (D1504) it is now fully booked.
Due to the enormous interest in this amazing phenomenon, the cruise line has announced a second cruise aboard Black Watch to meet the demand. 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 complete darkness.
The newly launched cruise (W1502) departs Southampton on 16th March 2015 for 14 nights and will be positioned off the coast of the Faroe Islands on 20th March, when the longest duration of totality – the best opportunity to view the eclipse – occurs.
One has to admire astrologists ability to predict future phenomena in the skies above us. A total solar eclipse I believe has been predicted that will pass over Tristan da Cunha on 5 December 2048. Plenty of time for cruise lines to schedule cruises to be well positioned to observe that event. The island is on the centre line for nearly two and a half minutes of totality!
More on this and other news in Sea Breezes Magazine - August 2013 Issue
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