Take an Amazing Solar Eclipse Holiday
It’s often said that seeing totality is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Happily, that doesn’t need to be the case. There is a total eclipse, visible from somewhere on Earth, once every 18 months or so. The catch is—you have to get to it. Fortunately, you’ll find TravelQuest at each eclipse, perfectly positioned somewhere on or near the centerline of totality. Finding the ideal eclipse-viewing site often takes us to the extremes of our planet; it all depends on where the path of totality falls.
In 2021, the totality touches one of the most challenging places on Earth to reach: Antarctica. Because this eclipse is so unique, we have two equally unique excursions, by land and by sea, to the white continent.
During our 2021 Antarctic Expedition to Totality, we spend six nights at our private eclipse camp on Union Glacier. The camp features a complete kitchen and dining area, 2-person clamshell tents, plus outlying tents and structures that house a communications center, washroom facilities, and workshop. Organized daily activities while on the ice are tailored to the weather and your interests. Our specially arranged eclipse-viewing site is near our camp so we can witness totality on December 4th.
This is not TravelQuest’s first expedition to the Antarctic; we’ve made this journey several times previously, always partnered with Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions. But this Antarctic Expedition to Totality will be absolutely unique. Experiencing totality in Antarctica will serve as the crown jewel for anyone seeking to stand in the Moon’s shadow on all seven continents.
For TravelQuest’s 2021 Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Total Solar Eclipse Expedition Cruise, we chartered the 126-passenger National Geographic Endurance, a next-generation expedition ship purpose-built for polar navigation. For this 20-night cruise, Lindblad Expeditions takes care of all the cruise logistics and expedition programming. Sailing from the tip of South America, we travel alongside, and land on, the Antarctic Peninsula and its surrounding islands, then discover Ernest Shackleton’s historic South Georgia Island with its breathtaking scenery and fascinating wildlife, and spend time among the natural and cultural attractions of the Falkland Islands. Toward the end of the cruise, we strategically position ourselves for the December 4th total solar eclipse.