Planning to travel for the Great American Eclipse this August? You may want to consider a landless option.
On 21 August, in a 70-mile-wide swath of North America from Oregon to South Carolina, the day will turn into night as the moon slips between the sun and Earth.
If you want the ultimate bragging rights this year by being witness to this once-in-a-lifetime event, TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International has some great news!
The most adventure-packed ship, Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas will take you to the most optimal spot to watch the total solar eclipse.
99 years in the making, watching this eclipse is a true bucket list item and what better way to immerse yourself in the views than being in the middle of Atlantic ocean? Poised to be the most trending topic on the Internet, watching this phenomenon from the vantage point of the sea, with the revelry aboard the Oasis is a matter of numerous Instagram pics, tweets, Facebook updates and brag-worthy conversations.
The world's most adventurous cruise ship will host an out-of-the-world, 7-night cruise to complement the thrill associated with the eclipse. The ship will set sail on the 20th of August from Orlando, Florida which is in line with the eclipse viewing path. An entire day will be spent at sea, witnessing the blackout and celebrating the event.
The ship will cruise to the best spot at sea for guests to witness the spectacle in its full glory, with a whole lot of events, parties and live music to accompany them. Post the eclipse, the 5400-passenger ship will port at Philipsburg, St Maarten, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, and Nassau, Bahamas before returning to Orlando.
Commenting on the sailing, Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN, exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International, said "The Great American Eclipse is one of the most awaited natural spectacles globally and is a true bucket-list item for this generation of travellers. Staying true to its commitment of offering guests a chance to experience the absolute best that the world has to offer, RCI has curated a special itinerary that takes cruisers to the most ideal spot at sea to take in the marvellous views. We are pleased to bring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity aboard Oasis of the Seas and are expecting a great response from the travellers"
The parties and the presence of a major headliner event-set to be revealed at a later date-has already generated a lot of buzz amongst travellers. Add to that a full buffet of eclipse-themed activities, including dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures, interactive science fun for kids, and tasty cocktails and dishes. Delicacies with names such as Cosmic Cosmo, Planetary Punch and Moon Pie coupled with the diverse adventure and entertainment options onboard the Oasis of the Seas await the travellers to the cruise.
On the best vantage point of the century across the seas from Oregon to South Carolina, Oasis will overwhelm its guests with an epic experience like no other as the moon eclipses the sun for a surreal and fortean event in the skies.
Oasis of the Seas is home to innovations and is renowned among the adventurers for its adrenaline pumping activities such as Zip line, Rock Climbing, FlowRider, Iceskating.
From fine dining to theatrics to Teen-hung activities on the ship, Oasis of the Seas covers the broadest range of extensive experiences. It features mesmerizing shows including Broadway at Sea, Aqua Theatre, Ice-skating as well as original shows by Royal Caribbean Productions, which includes contemporary dance, headline musical acts, aerial acrobatics and more.
Oasis of the Seas provides a journey of culinary discovery which includes the best dining-room experience with a line up of complimentary and speciality dining options such as Jamie's Italian, 150 Central Park, Starbucks (first at sea), Seafood Shack, Solarium Bistro, Johnny Rockets.
The tickets to the cruise are priced at USD 994 per person. Travellers on RCI's cruise are bracing themselves for an unprecedented experience that will leave a permanent imprint on their memories.