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Princess Cruises Alters Itinerary For Solar Eclipse Viewing

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Princess Cruises has announced that Emerald Princess guests will be among the few to view a complete solar eclipse at sea – the last major total solar eclipse from North America until 2044.

The cruise line is altering an itinerary aboard Emerald Princess in April 2024 to allow guests to experience the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.

The eclipse will last as long as 4 minutes 28 seconds and is one of the three remaining worldwide this decade and the one visible from North America until 2044.

Princess has adjusted its 15-day ocean-to-ocean Panama Canal cruise onboard Emerald Princess after selling out the 10-Day Mexican Riviera cruise with Total Solar Eclipse on Discovery Princess.

The voyage departs Los Angeles on April 5, 2024 sailing to Fort Lauderdale into the Mexican Riviera, through the Panama Canal and across the western Caribbean.

The 3,080-passenger Emerald Princess will catch the total solar eclipse on April 8 between Cabo San Lucas and Huatulco, Mexico.

The itinerary also includes stops in San Juan del Sur Costa Rica, Cartagena, Grand Cayman and Fort Lauderdale and is on sale now with starting fares of £1,399 per person.

Guests will gather on the top decks and be given special glasses they can wear to safely view the eclipse as astronomy and space exploration enthusiast Fred Cink helps guide their viewing experience.

Guests will also enjoy specially-themed drinks and bites during the coveted event.

John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises, said:

“This rare occurrence in the cosmos is sure to wow millions but only the smallest fraction will ever experience this phenomenon via the ocean aboard an amazing cruise ship.

“Princess thrives on ensuring our guests have authentic experiences that sometimes become once-in-a-lifetime moments.”

For more information, talk to a professional travel agent, visit princess.com.

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