If you are looking for a very special vacation, you may want to consider an expedition cruise to Antarctica in December 2023. Only on polar class ships will you have the opportunity to experience the total solar eclipse set amid the backdrop of Antarctica. This celestial event won’t make an appearance again for another 75 years. Your journey takes you to the remote corners of the Southern Ocean in a path of total darkness created by the eclipse. This once in a lifetime occurrence will be in full view in the early morning hours of December 4, 2021, and these epic polar expedition cruises will bring you up close to this magnificent wonder.
Solar Eclipse in Antartica Cruise
The Solar Eclipse in Antartica cruise with Swoop Antarctica positions you near the South Orkney Islands in the Scotia Sea for a spectacular view of the eclipse. Aside from the eclipse, you’ll have the chance to see the seventh continent and explore the splendid wildlife of South Georgia and the Falklands on the 20-day cruise. Onboard lectures from NASA Astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller and NASA Engineer Dr. Andrew Booth enhance the realm of your cruise, as does kayaking adventures and wildlife experiences.
Experience Antartica Solar Eclipse Cruise
Choose between two 116 or 176 passenger expedition ships which depart from the “End of the World” Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city on the earth. On the Experience Antarctic Solar Eclipse cruise with Swoop Antarctica, you’ll explore the Falklands and South Georgia before the ship places you as close to the center of the shadow of the moon as possible. This amazing adventure presents opportunities to expand your knowledge of this great event and Antartica’s spectacular geography through onboard lectures from expert polar guides.
From November 20 to December 12, sail from Ushuaia, Argentina aboard the 114 passenger M/V Sea Spirit with Poseidon Expeditions. Here you will discover the polar region in style and comfort. Whether you’re dining on international cuisine at the open seating restaurant or eating light meals outdoors in the Bistro, you’ll have plenty of options to enjoy gourmet meals after invigorating excursions through the polar regions. The open bridge policy provides plenty of opportunities to learn about your ship and the breathtaking waters and wildlife. Continue learning about the solar eclipse from astrophysicist, author, and speaker Paul Sutter, who shares in-depth knowledge and engages in discussions to enhance your journey.
A cruise to one of the most remote places on earth is an adventure of a lifetime. Couple the exploration with the viewing of the rare solar eclipse and you get one magnificent journey.