Royal Caribbean International is providing travelers a unique opportunity to witness the “Great American Eclipse” this summer. The cruise line is hosting a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise sailing on the Oasis of the Seas, which will cruise to an optimal spot at sea for guests to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The Total Eclipse Cruise will offer a live concert by a major headliner – to be announced – dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures and more.
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. During the Total Eclipse voyage in the Caribbean, guests on Oasis of the Seas will be treated to a full slate of eclipse-themed activities, including dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures, interactive science fun for kids, and cocktails and dishes with names like the Cosmic Cosmo, Planetary Punch and Moon Pie.
In addition to celebrating the event onboard, travelers will also enjoy Oasis of the Seas’ lineup of experiences and amenities. Amenities and experiences include: two FlowRider surf simulators, an 82-foot-high zipline, Broadway’s hit musical CATS, and acrobatic performances in the ship’s AquaTheater.
The seven-night Total Eclipse Cruise will set sail on August 20, 2017 from Orlando, Florida and visit eastern Caribbean destinations including: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas.
Seven other Royal Caribbean ships will be in the Caribbean during the total solar eclipse on August 21, offering guests partial views of the Great American Eclipse, including 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.