Witness the total solar eclipse on Saga Sapphire

Monday 22 September 2014

Join stargazing sessions led by astronomy expert Learn about the solar system during talks and quizzes Visit some of Europe’s finest archaeological sites in Kirkwall

Witness the total solar eclipse on Saga Sapphire

Take an exhilarating journey to witness the solar eclipse and stargaze in the clear night skies on Saga Sapphire’s Nordic Eclipse cruise, on March 11, 2015.

An astronomy expert will be on board to help passengers understand the wonders of the solar system during stargazing sessions and fascinating talks.

Saga Sapphire will follow the stars to the first port of call, Bergen, which has been a waterside settlement since medieval times. The Hanseatic wharf is a testament to its trading history.

Next stop is Geiranger, one of Norway's outstanding fjord landscapes, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. It has been named the best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet.

The last call in Norway is Andalsnes, a gateway to the rugged wilderness of the Romsdalfjord. Known as the 'village between the mountains and the fjords', it typifies Norway's striking natural beauty.

The 700-passenger Saga Sapphire will sail on to Lerwick, a colourful town with a lively waterfront and meandering lanes alongside fine Victorian buildings. It is the capital of the Shetland Islands, 200 miles north of Aberdeen.

There will also be a call to the Faroe Islands, half-way between Iceland and Norway.  In Tórshavn, sheltered bays provide safe anchorage for the fishing fleet and an idyllic location for pretty villages, where traditional timber, turf-roofed homes are lovingly maintained.

On March 20, Saga Sapphire will be at sea for the total eclipse.

After the excitement of the eclipse, the last port of call will be Kirkwall, on the Orkney Islands. View some fine archaeological sites, including the 5,000-year-old chambered tombs of Maes Howe, the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the Stone Ring of Brodgar.

12 nights from £2289 departing Southampton on March 11, 2015. Price includes include

VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, all meals, all on-board activities and entertainment, daily afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee, free Wi-Fi, all gratuities, porterage, shuttle bus to town centres from the port of call and travel insurance.

For details call free on 0800 056 8986 or visit travel.saga.co.uk/cruises


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