People are booking up hotels all over the country to get a great view of the “Great American Eclipse.” Royal Caribbean International is providing an alternate option for thrill seekers to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. The cruise line will host a 7-night Caribbean cruise on Oasis of the Seas, that will cruise to the optimal spot at sea for guests to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The Total Eclipse Cruise will feature a viewing party with a live concert to celebrate the celestial phenomenon that is poised to become the most photographed, most shared and most tweeted event in human history.
“We’re set to take vacationers on an unprecedented experience that is nearly a century in the making,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
“A total solar eclipse hasn’t crossed the entire U.S. since 1918, and with many of our ships sailing the Caribbean along the projected path, the stars aligned. Oasis of the Seas will have the vantage point of the century and an unforgettable celebration out at sea that adventurers won’t want to miss.”
The optimal viewing area along the eclipse’s path stretches across the country from Oregon to South Carolina before passing over the Caribbean Sea. On this trajectory, the sun will be entirely covered by the moon, and a moment this unique deserves an equally impressive experience.
During this cruise, guests on will be treated to a full slate of eclipse-themed activities, including dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures, interactive science fun for kids, and tasty cocktails and dishes with names like the Cosmic Cosmo, Planetary Punch and Moon Pie, ensuring the most memorable and adventurous way to commemorate the Great American Eclipse.
The 7-night Total Eclipse Cruise will set sail on Aug. 20, 2017 from Port Canaveral and visit Eastern Caribbean destinations: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas. Those wanting to to take part in this unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, can book now.
Seven other Royal Caribbean ships will be in the Caribbean during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, on itineraries ranging from 3 to 9 nights, offering guests extraordinary partial views of the phenomenon to make for a memorable experience. The seven ships are Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas,Harmony of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.