Emerald Princess to Offer 2024 Total Eclipse Voyage

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Princess Cruises is altering an itinerary on Emerald Princess in April 2024 to give guests sailing the Mexican Riviera the opportunity to experience a complete solar eclipse at sea.

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse lasting as long as 4 minutes and 28 seconds will be visible as the moon’s shadow is cast across parts of North America. The total solar eclipse is one of the three remaining worldwide this decade, and the only one visible from North America until 2044.

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(Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Princess has adjusted its 15-day ocean-to-ocean Panama Canal cruise on Emerald Princess to view the eclipse 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 and will sail into the Mexican Riviera and through the Panama Canal and western Caribbean to Port Everglades. During the cruise, the ship will catch the total solar eclipse between Cabo San Lucas and Huatulco, Mexico. The itinerary also includes stops in San Juan del Sur Costa Rica, Cartagena, and Grand Cayman.

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Cabo San Lucas (Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

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. They’ll also be able to enjoy specially-themed drinks and bites during the event.

The voyage is on sale now with starting rates of $1,699 per person.

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