In March 2015, a number of select people will be lucky enough to witness the marvel of a total solar eclipse. Total solar eclipses happen roughly once every 1-2 years, and the actual ‘total’ eclipse can only be witnessed from certain locations on Earth, roughly accounting for 1% of the planet’s surface.
So when this particular solar eclipse takes place, around 900 people will be very lucky indeed, as they’ll be on the Fred. Olsen Boudicca which will be in the perfect place in the Path of Totality to let her passengers view the eclipse in all of its glory.
The special Solar Eclipse Cruise is already sold out but waiting list reservations are being accepted. It’s not surprising that it’s proven to be such a popular itinerary, with this rare chance to witness one of the most romanticised natural phenomena in existence.
The 15-night voyage begins on 9th March and gives guests the chance to not only see the eclipse but to possibly also get a look at the Northern Lights. Between all this the ship sails into the Arctic Circle at Tromso, along with other Norwegian ports before exploring the Faroe Islands.
The size of the Boudicca means that you’ll be able to relax on the deck comfortably during the eclipse, you won’t be jostling with thousands of guests just to find space. There’s also plenty on-board to keep you entertained for the two-week cruise, including a spa, ample dining options, three pools and more.
If this has piqued your interest in solar eclipses you can find out more at the NASA website, which has detailed guides and schedules available. The next total eclipse after the event in 2015 will take place on 9th March 2016, and will be best view from Borneo and Sumatra.
By Ian Lewis