October 4, 2022

Getting Lost in the Night Sky

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Shianne Motter

Limitless Luxury Like the Stars


Stargazing on a Cruise

The oceans have pristine, dark skies, where light pollution does not impede your view of the dimmer stars, the bright swath of the Milky Way, dim meteors and satellites, and the faint glow of the Andromeda Galaxy 2 million light-years away.
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The picturesque capital of Tierra del Fuego nestles on the shores of Ushuaia Bay and the Beagle Channel, among snow-clad mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and beech forests. Antarctica — It lay undetected for most of recorded time, beyond the margins of the known world

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 and Viking's Orion not only teach about the stars in their onboard planetariums, but they regularly bring astronomers onboard to give presentations and lead stargazing sessions.

Viking and Cunard Line are the only cruise lines to offer planetariums on select ships. Viking passengers can watch the nighttime action through a high-tech dome with 7K resolution, studio speakers, 2D and 3D options, and laser beam projectors.

2021 Cruise Itineraries for Stargazing

Silversea: Silver Wind, one of three ships in Antarctica for 2021 will sail a 22-night South America, Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia cruise from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, departing on November 20, 2021.

Silver Explorer will sail a 13-night Falklands and Antarctica cruise, roundtrip from Ushuaia, departing on November 26, 2021, and Silver Cloud will sail an 11-night Antarctica-only cruise, roundtrip from Ushuaia, departing on November 30, 2021.

Lindblad Expeditions: Three Lindblad ships will sail 24-night cruises to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands, sailing roundtrip from Ushuaia (with flights via Buenos Aires or Santiago) to take in the 2021 total solar eclipse. National Geographic Orion and National Geographic Endurance depart on November 17, 2021, and National Geographic Explorer departs on November 18, 2021.

Ponant: Three Ponant ships have been chartered for solar eclipse cruises in 2021. Le Boreal will sail a 10-night Antarctica cruise, roundtrip from Ushuaia, departing on November 28, 2021. This charter by Eclipse Tours features Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society.



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