Solar eclipse cruises
Solar eclipse cruises

Solar Eclipse Cruise

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Cruise highlights: Join Boudicca for a stunning cruise to see the Solar Eclipse in all it’s glory in the spring of 2015. With a wide variety of optional cruise tours available, you will be able to tailor your cruise holiday to meet your personal interests, and giving you the best opportunity to see this fabulous total eclipse of the sun close to the Faroe Islands.

After departing from Southampton, your first port of call is Alesund in Norway. With turrets, spires and gargoyles atop Art Nouveau buildings, this coastal town is an astonishing visual experience. Don’t forget to take a trip to the viewpoint of Mount Aksla to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular scenery surrounding the town.

Not only will you see the Solar Eclipse on this exciting cruise, but with an overnight stay in Tromso, known as the Gateway to the Arctic, you will have the best chance to experience the magnificent Northern Lights. These stunning light shows will take centre stage, with you in the front row, although be patient as you’re in the hands of Mother Nature. Other interesting points of interest in Tromso include seeing how the indigenous Sami people live; or visiting the amazing Arctic Cathedral, shaped like an iceberg.

From here, you cruise on to Alta for another overnight stay, where it may also be possible to see the Northern Lights. The town itself has a number of interesting attractions, including the Ice Hotel, Alta Museum and close by is Maze, the world’s purest Sami village, where all but one family are Sami.

Leknes in the Lofoten Islands is next, where the combination of jagged peaks and white sandy beaches make it one of the most picturesque areas in Norway. A climb up out of the town will reward you with stunning views in each direction. The Viking Museum in the nearby village of Borg is worth a visit, as is the fishing village of Nusfjord.

After your solar eclipse experience (The Faroe Islands is one of only two places in the world where you will see a total eclipse) you stay in the Faroes, and visit Runavik. This quaint port is one of the most picturesque with stunning landscapes and peaceful villages. For art lovers, the Gallery Ribarhús is worth seeing, as it contains collections from local artists, but occasionally features exhibitions from more famous artists.

This is your final port on an unforgettable Solar Eclipse cruise, and you will then return home to Southampton, safe in the knowledge you have been on a very special cruise holiday.

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Solar Eclipse Cruise
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March 2015
Mon 09
Late PM
Southampton, UK
Southampton, UK

Southampton, UK

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Thu 12
Early AM
Late PM
Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway

Alesund, Norway

Ålesund is an astonishing visual experience, an art-nouveau epic of towers, turrets, steeples and spires. Enjoy the art galleries, shopes and cafés, or climb the 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

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Sat 14
Late PM
Tromso, Troms
Tromso, Troms

Tromso, Troms

Arctic Norway’s cultural and commercial hub - with the country’s northernmost university and brewery.

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Sun 15
Late Night
Tromso, Troms
Tromso, Troms

Tromso, Troms

Arctic Norway’s cultural and commercial hub - with the country’s northernmost university and brewery.

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Mon 16
Early AM
Alta, Norway
Alta, Norway

Alta, Norway

Indigenous history and incredible rock carvings

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Tue 17
Early PM
Alta, Norway
Alta, Norway

Alta, Norway

Indigenous history and incredible rock carvings

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Wed 18
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Leknes, Lofoten Island
Leknes, Lofoten Island

Leknes, Lofoten Island

One of the mountainous archipelagos of the 70-mile long Lofoten Island chain - serenely beautiful seascapes and fjord waters.

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Fri 20
Late Night
Late Night
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

In 2015 a total solar eclipse will take place and the best place to view the natural phenomenon is off the coast of the Faeroe Islands.

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Sat 21
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Runavik, Faroe Islands

Runavik, Faroe Islands

Runavik, Faroe Islands

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Tue 24
Early AM
Southampton, UK
Southampton, UK

Southampton, UK

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Alesund, Norway

ART NOUVEAU CENTRE & WALK | Alesund, Norway

Walking level 2 - moderate walking Refreshments included
  • This walking tour will show you Ålesund in detail
  • See some fine examples of the Art Nouveau architecture
  • Visit the Art Nouveau centre – learn of the dramatic history and regeneration
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Atlantic Ocean Park, Alesund

ATLANTIC OCEAN PARK | Alesund, Norway

Walking level 1 - minimal or no walking Free time included
  • The Atlantic Ocean Park is an aquarium with a difference
  • Unique in Norway – one of the largest saltwater aquariums in Northern Europe, an architectural gem
  • The diver feeding the fish is a truly amazing sight!

 
 

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Geiranger, Alesund

GEIRANGER - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE | Alesund, Norway

Walking level 1 - minimal or no walking Snack included
  • From one wonderful fjord to another – the Geirangerfjord is a true sight to behold
  • Enjoy an awe inspiring journey on the UNESCO listed fjord 
  • Panoramic views abound on this scenic tour

 

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Giske & Godoy, Alesund

GISKE & GODOY | Alesund, Norway

Walking level 2 - moderate walking Refreshments included
  • Explore two islands – the ‘Saga Island’ of Giske, and picturesque Godøy
  • Admire the marble church on Giske
  • Visit the dramatically positioned Alnes lighthouse on Godøy
  • Get the best panoramic view of the spectacular surroundings

 

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Highlights of Alesund, Norway

HIGHLIGHTS OF ALESUND | Alesund, Norway

Walking level 1 - minimal or no walking
  • Discover the highlights of the splendid Art Nouveau town of Ålesund
  • Stop at the breathtaking viewpoint on Mount Aksla
  • Enjoy the best panoramic view of the spectacular scenery
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From Southampton, UK
Nights 15
Stops 5
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