A lot of people like chasing the solar eclipse. But one avenue that many would-be eclipse chasers ignore is the ocean.
Since the earth is over 70 percent water, you can boost your odds of seeing this once-in-a-lifetime event dramatically by getting on a ship and cruising over to wherever the eclipse is going to be. That’s what the Cruise to Totality is all about.
The South Pacific cruise, setting sail June 26-July 10, 2019, will head to remote Pitcairn Island, an ideal viewing point to see the total eclipse of the sun. It doesn’t promise that passengers will be able to set foot on the island (logistics and all), but if they’re able to swing it, they’ll drop them ashore. Revelers will get a full three minutes and 16 seconds to bask in the glory of the moon’s shadow.
One of the unique things about this cruise is that it’s aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin, the only French Polynesian ship that offers scuba diving lessons from its very own on-ship marina. So after glimpsing the solar eclipse, passengers can explore coral reefs as well, as the ship travels to almost half a dozen additional tropical destinations.