Princess Cruises Offers the Opportunity to Observe the Total Solar Eclipse of 2026 in Europe

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 9, 2024 07:32 AMNews
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Children look at the solar eclipse. Source: pixabay

Astronomical events always attract the attention of sky enthusiasts, and Princess Cruises is gearing up for the exciting spectacle of the 2026 total solar eclipse. Following successful eclipse-viewing cruises aboard the Emerald Princess and Discovery Princess along the coast of Mexico, the upcoming eclipse promises to be even more captivating.

Scheduled for August 12, 2026, the total solar eclipse will be a spectacle, and Princess Cruises offers the best viewing spots on the northern coast of Spain. The Sky Princess, with 3,660 guests, will depart from Southampton on August 8, 2026, for a 14-day cruise in the Mediterranean Sea.

One of the highlights of the itinerary will be the opportunity for passengers to observe the total eclipse at sea near the coast of Spain, with a duration of totality of two minutes and 18 seconds. Guests on board will have an immersive experience, with their own safety glasses for observation, lectures from astronomy experts, themed events, and other activities.

During the announcement of the upcoming cruise program, Princess Cruises revealed that passengers will have the opportunity to observe the natural phenomenon but also to visit several historic ports in France, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar. Also travelers will have the opportunity to explore the culture and cuisine of each destination and explore the attractions of each port.

After announcing its program for observing the total solar eclipse of 2026 in Europe, Princess Cruises is preparing for a cruise aboard the Sky Princess from Southampton to the northern coast of Spain. Passengers on the cruise will have the opportunity to observe the eclipse at sea, as well as visit several historic ports in France, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar. These events promise unforgettable experiences for participants and represent a unique opportunity to combine astronomical observations with cultural experiences from travels.

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