Royal Caribbean has launched a Total Eclipse Cruise ahead of the rare natural phenomenon taking place next summer.
Oasis of the Seas will follow the eclipse path over the course of a seven-night sailing in the eastern Caribbean. The cruise will cover 20-27 August, with the total eclipse taking place on 21 August 2018. A viewing party is planned for the evening of the eclipse, with a live concert by a ‘major headliner’ who will be revealed at a later date. Other activities planned include eclipse-themed parties, lectures, interactive science for children and cosmic-themed refreshments.
Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean’s president and chief executive, said: “A total solar eclipse hasn’t crossed the entire US 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 Eastern Caribbean cruise departs from Orlando and visits St Maarten, St Thomas and Nassau.