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Cruise Lines Hosting Special Events at Sea for Solar Eclipse

Several cruise lines are hosting special events at sea on their cruise ships for today’s solar eclipse and here is a complete rundown of what each cruise line is hosting.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is sailing to a prime spot in the Atlantic Ocean for the total solar eclipse.  Onboard, not only will DNCE perform a concert on board, but Bonnie Tyler will join them to sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.

Seven other Royal Caribbean cruise ships will be sailing in the Caribbean and will enjoy a partial solar eclipse.  The seven ships are Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.

MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina, which will be at sea on its way to St. Maarten, will host a special Solar Eclipse party on its pool deck, complete with themed competitions, dancing, special themed cocktails and a Solar Eclipse Toast. Leading up to the event, the ship will also plan themed activities for guests, including Arts & Crafts sessions where guests can create their own fun t-shirts and accessories for the event.

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Guests sailing on one of six Princess Cruises’ cruise ships will be invited to special viewing parties as part of the cruise line’s exclusive Stargazing with Discovery at Sea program. From the top decks in Alaska, nearly 18,000 guests aboard Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Ruby Princess and Star Princess will be invited to enjoy an approximately 54 percent view of the eclipse. Guests will be provided specially-branded Science Channel/Discovery at Sea eclipse glasses for ultimate viewing, paired with educational background on what causes an eclipse from the exclusive Stargazing with Discovery at Sea staff as they provide a “tour” of three intervals the morning of August 21.

Carnival Cruise Line is offering a number of activities across its fleet, everything from eclipsed-themed viewing and sailaway parties complete with appropriate music, games and more to a Sun Dance Competition with participants vying to “bring out the sun” on deck.

In keeping with the spirit of the eclipse, specials on Blue Moon beer will be available throughout the event.

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