20 June 2013 by Alex Stewart
Tickets go on sale today for the Fred.Olsen Black Watch cruise to see the European solar eclipse in 2015, the last chance to see a European solar eclipse until 2026.
The luxurious, 14-night cruise to view the solar eclipse departs from Southampton on 16 March 2015. Guests will then cruise on board the award-winning Black Watch ship to precise co-ordinates deep within the 'Path of Totality', where they will be able to enjoy one of the best views on the planet of this natural phenomenon.
The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 47 seconds, off the coast of the Faroe Islands, and will occur on 20 March 2015.
Other stops on the cruise will include the Faroe Islands, the Lofoten Islands and a series of ports in Norway, notably Tromsø, Alta, Trondheim and Alesund, before the ship docks once more in Southampton.
Alternatively, it's possible to view the solar eclipse from land with an exclusive trip to Spitsbergen, deep within the Arctic Circle. Departing on 17 March 2015 the expedition will venture onto the wild Arctic tundra to view the natural phenomenon. Other activities on offer will include snowmobiling, ice caving, dogsledding and champagne tasting as well as guided tours in search of the Northern Lights.
People looking to experience the phenomenon are urged not to miss this opportunity since the next European solar eclipse won't occur until August 2026.