Any total solar eclipse is a rare event, but in 2021 Adventure Life will offer the even more rare experience of viewing totality while aboard an expedition cruise to Antarctica. On Dec. 4 that year, a small number of ships will position themselves between South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula as the shadow of the moon plunges the region into darkness. For passengers aboard these already awe-inspiring cruises filled with wildlife and ice, the eclipse truly will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Sailing from the end of South America at Ushuaia, Argentina, these cruises will cross the infamous Drake Passage and the Antarctic Convergence of warm and cold waters, and will also visit destinations such as the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Passengers will have opportunities to see massive icebergs, penguins nesting by the thousands, beaches filled with seals, whales feeding on krill and the continent’s sweeping ice sheet.
On the morning of Dec. 4, 2021, the ships will position themselves near the South Orkney Islands, between South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, to view the eclipse. As the moon passes between Earth and the sun, totality will bring darkness to the surface of the sea and allow passengers on the deck of each ship to view the glow of the corona above. That view will be fleeting, however, lasting less than two minutes.
Cruises include all accommodations and meals aboard the ship, shore excursions listed in the itinerary and port charges. Airfare not included. Other inclusions and exclusions vary by cruise.
Depending on ship and itinerary, eclipse cruises available from Adventure Life start at $15,335 per person based on double occupancy, with departures in late November 2021.
For more information about 2021 eclipse cruise itineraries and ships available from Adventure Life, visit https://www.adventure-life.com/antarctica/2021-eclipse-cruises.