Princess Cruises is modifying the Mexican Riviera itinerary of the Emerald Princess ship (April 2024) to provide passengers with the unique chance to witness a total solar eclipse at sea.
The event, set to occur on Monday, April 8th, 2024, will last up to 4 minutes and 28 seconds and will be visible across certain parts of North America. Observing the solar eclipse at sea could offer one of the best viewpoints available. This total eclipse is one of only three to occur worldwide this decade, and it is the only one visible from North America until 2044.
Following the sell-out of the 10-day Mexican Riviera cruise with Total Solar Eclipse on Discovery Princess, Princess has made adjustments to its 15-day Panama Canal transition cruise of Emerald Princess. The ship will depart from Los Angeles CA on April 5, 2024, and sail through the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal, and the western Caribbean, catching the total solar eclipse on April 8th - between Cabo San Lucas and Huatulco, Mexico. In addition to these stops, the itinerary includes visits to San Juan del Sur, Cartagena, Grand Cayman, and Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale (Florida).
The voyage is available for booking now, with prices starting at $1699 per person.
During the event, guests will gather on the top decks and receive special glasses to safely view the eclipse. Astronomy and space exploration enthusiast, Fred Cink, will help guide the viewing experience, and guests will be treated to specially-themed drinks and bites.
John Padgett (Princess' President) said the rare occurrence in the cosmos was sure to wow millions, but only the smallest fraction would ever experience the phenomenon via the ocean "aboard an amazing cruise ship."
"Princess thrives on ensuring our guests have authentic experiences that sometimes become once-in-a-lifetime moments."