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Eclipse Tour #57-C “Total Solar Eclipse” – Southern Mediterranean Cruise

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July 28 - August 5, 2027
Max People : 200

Tour Details
Join Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society on what will be his 91st trip to see an eclipse of the Sun!

Join us to witness the total solar eclipse on August 2, 2027, which will have its greatest duration of totality (6 minutes 23 seconds) from our viewing site. This rare and remarkable natural phenomenon is not to be missed, as the next eclipse offering this much totality won’t occur until 2114. With an 80% likelihood of clear skies on the day of the eclipse, this region is the perfect location to experience this awe-inspiring event. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary moment in history.

Our Ship: Windstar Cruises “Star Legend”

This 312 guest all-suite yacht completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what guests love. New public areas, including two new dining venues, a new spa, elevated pool, and fitness area. The yacht also boasts all new bathrooms in every suite and a new category of Star suites, featuring a new layout. With ocean views and at least 277 square feet of suite comfort, Star Legend is the perfect yacht for cruising the Southern Mediterranean.

Itinerary

Itinerary is for illustration purposes only.  The final itinerary may be modified by the cruise operator at any time.  Note that changes to cruise ports of call and/or routings may occur at any time at the sole discretion of the vessel operator for any factors such as mechanical requirements, weather, world events, government mandates etc. and any factors beyond the control of Eclipse Tours, Direct Travel Inc.  Changes can be made at the sole discretion of the cruise line and may occur without notice.

Viewing the total solar eclipse will be weather dependent, and there is always a chance that passengers will not be able to view totality or view it only for a short period of time. Neither Eclipse Tours.com nor Direct Travel makes any guarantee as to the viewing of the total solar eclipse. Keep in mind that unexpected schedule changes could affect the program. Your Tour Director will keep you fully informed of any changes to planned activities. 

Day 1July 28, 2027: Rome, Italy

Embark on Cruise

Day 2July 29, 2027: Ponza, Italy

Day 3July 30, 2027: Sorrento, Italy

Day 4July 31, 2027: Catania, Sicily

Day 5August 1, 2027: At Sea

Day 6August 2, 2027: Solar Eclipse Viewing Day!

Observe the total solar eclipse from the southern Mediterranean Sea. Approximately 6 minutes 08 seconds of totality will be seen.

Day 7August 3, 2027: Gythion, Greece

Day 8August 4, 2027: Monemvasia, Greece

Day 9August 5, 2027: Disembark in Athens, Greece

Price Includes

  • Luxury Cruise Accommodations
  • Viewing Glasses for the Eclipse
  • Hosted by Eclipse Experts
  • All Meals in the ship’s venues, including 24-hour complimentary in-room dining
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Watersports Platform right off the back of the ship, including all watersports equipment featuring complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, water trampoline, and more (dependent on port and weather conditions)
  • Windstar’s Signature Onboard Barbecue (dependent on port and weather conditions)
  • Time with the Captain or officers learning about navigation on our Open Bridge
  • Cooking demonstrations powered by the James Beard Foundation and recipes developed by James Beard Foundation chefs
  • Champagne welcome reception
  • Signature Sail Away ceremony
  • Digital newsstand offering more than 50 premium daily newspapers and magazines to read on a phone or tablet
  • Watch hundreds of popular movies on demand from the comfort of your stateroom

Price Excludes

  • Airfare & Fees
  • Passport/Visa Fees (if required)
  • Private or Group Transfers between Airports and Ship
  • Trip cancellation and delay insurance (cancel for any reason is recommended) and out of country medical insurance (to include $1 million emergency evacuation insurance). Direct Travel requires proof of purchase if you have your own insurance.
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Specialty Coffees and Teas
  • Personal items such as Laundry, WiFi, and Telephone Calls
  • Medical Services & Fees
  • Tipping & Gratuities
  • Fuel Surcharges
  • All-in Package with unlimited alcoholic beverages, WiFi, and all gratuities (package will be available for purchase onboard the ship)
  • Any items not listed under "Price Includes"
  • Excess Baggage Fees
Cost, Registration, & Payment

Cabin Categories and Prices

  • Star Porthole comes with a porthole window.
  • Star Ocean View Suites and Ocean View Suites come with a picture window.
  • Star Balcony Suites and  Balcony Suites come with a French-Style Balcony.
  • Deluxe Suites come with a French-Style Balcony except for Cabin #431 which has 2 picture windows only.
  • Owner’s Suites and Classic Suites come with a private veranda.

Cabin Type

Early Booking Price

Standard Price

Star Porthole Suite

$4,999

$5,499

Oceanview Suite

$5,499

$5,999

Star Oceanview Suite

$6,199

$6,499

Balcony Suite

$8,399

$8,699

Star Balcony Suite

$8,799

$9,099

Deluxe Suite

$10,599

$11,599

Classic Suite

$12,599

$13,599

Owner’s Suite

$14,599

$15,599

 

Pricing Information

Early Booking pricing valid till June 30, 2024.
 
Standard pricing will go into effect July 1, 2024.
 
Prices quoted are per person based on double occupancy in US dollars.

CABIN CATEGORIES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Cabin availability changes as bookings are processed. Specific cabin categories, numbers and location are subject to availability. Actual cabin category availability will be reflected during the registration process. Bookings will be processed in the order received. 

Disclaimers:

Port Fees & Taxes

As this charter takes place in 2027, port fees & taxes are not yet known.  As per below Terms & Conditions, such fees are mandatory and they will be added all bookings once confirmed by government entities and local authorities.  Pricing above does not include such fees.

For guidance purposes, we inform guests that based on 2024 fee structure, anticipated port fees & taxes will run approximately $445 per person (subject to change). 

Cruise Fare does not include Cruise Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses. “Cruise Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses” may include any and all fees, charges, tolls and taxes imposed on Eclipse Tours/Direct Travel and the ship operator by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, as well as third party fees and charges arising from a vessel’s presence in a harbor or port. Cruise Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses may include U.S. Customs fees, head taxes, Panama Canal tolls, dockage fees, wharfage fees, inspection fees, pilotage, immigration and naturalization fees, and Internal Revenue Service fees, environmental fees, as well as fees associated with navigation, berthing, stevedoring, baggage handling/storage, and security services. Cruise Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses may be assessed per passenger, per berth, per ton or per vessel. Assessments calculated on a per ton or per vessel basis will be spread over the number of passengers on the Vessel. Subject to applicable laws, Cruise Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are subject to change and Eclipse Tours/Direct Travel reserves the right to collect any increases in effect at the time of sailing even if the fare has already been paid in full.

Right to impose Fuel Surcharge

Cruise Fare does not include fuel supplement charges, security surcharges, or similar incidental surcharges (“surcharges”); subject to applicable laws, Eclipse Tours/Direct Travel reserves the right to impose or pass any of these surcharges and no right of cancellation shall be implied. “Fuel supplement” shall mean any additional charge to defray a portion of the ship operator’s fuel costs. The amount of fuel supplements and government fees and taxes collected are subject to change. Eclipse Tours/Direct Travel reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement on a per person per day basis with prior notice, in the event that the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) is greater than $70.00 USD per barrel of oil.  Eclipse Tours/Direct Travel may collect any fuel supplement in effect at the time of sailing, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full.

Payment Information

Reserve your spot on this program with a deposit of US$1,500 per person. This deposit becomes non-refundable June 1, 2024.
 
We highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and delay insurance (cancel for any reason is recommended).
 
A 2nd non-refundable deposit payment of US$1,500 per person is due by June 30, 2025. If booking after this date, a non-refundable deposit of $3,000 person is required.
 
Final payment is due July 31, 2026. Cancellation penalty becomes 100% nonrefundable.

 

Registering for the Tour

Click HERE to REGISTER and make payment. One registration form must be submitted for each cabin booked. If you are sharing a cabin with someone, please add them as a guest during your registration process, do not submit a 2nd registration form.

We cannot confirm you unless the registration form, trip protection policy and deposit are all received.

 

Terms & Conditions:

RIGHT TO DEVIATE FROM SCHEDULED ROUTE, CHANGE PORT OF EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION, SUBSTITUTE TRANSPORTATION, CANCEL CRUISE AND ACTIVITIES, AND CHANGE OR OMIT PORTS OF CALL; SUBSTITUTION.

Except as otherwise provided, Carrier may, for any reason, without prior notice, cancel the cruise; deviate from the scheduled ports of call, route and timetable; call or omit to call at any port or place or cancel or modify any activity on or off the Ship; comply with all governmental laws and

orders given by governmental authorities; render assistance to preserve life and property; or change the date or time of sailing or arrival, change the port of embarkation or disembarkation, shorten the Cruise or substitute ships, aircraft or other transportation or lodging. Accordingly, You should not make any important arrangements or meetings based on the scheduled Cruise, which may change without liability to Carrier. Furthermore, the Master of the Ship as well as the operator of any other means of transportation may, in his/her sole discretion, take any action deemed necessary for the safety, security, comfort, or well-being of any person or to prevent damage to or loss of the Ship.

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