TravelQuest and Sky & Telescope magazine invite you to join us on a Mediterranean Voyage to Totality, March 23-April 4, 2006, for the 4-minute total eclipse of the Sun, March 29, 2006 Our cruise aboard MSC Cruises’ new Sinfonia, will begin and end in Genoa, Italy.
Our marvelous ports of call will include Naples (Vesuvius and Pompeii), Sicily, Tripoli (ancient Roman cities of Sabratha and Leptus Magna), Tobruk (for the eclipse and the famous WW II battle site), Cyprus, the Greek Isle of Rho ...Show more
des, and Capri. All in all an incredibly interesting voyage!
Experienced Sky & Telescope editors will provide ship-board astronomy lectures both leading up to and following the eclipse, and work closely with the ship’s Captain to assure we are in the right place at the right time on eclipse day.
MSC’s Sinfonia is a new 1500-passenger, fully stabilized ship, featuring inside, outside and balcony equipped staterooms, and a multilingual Italian crew. The ship’s two restaurants, pizzeria and grill, shopping gallery, fitness and spa facilities, casino and Internet café means you will travel in style and comfort. And best of all, you unpack just once!
With this fantastic itinerary and the longest total eclipse in recent years, this cruise will sell quickly, so make your reservation today by completing our Online Reservation Form at www.travelquesttours.com.
Eclipse Day in the Libyan Desert
Our private restroom-equipped motorcoaches will await our arrival in Tobruk. We will travel approximately 2 hours into the desert to our pre-selected centerline viewing site, arriving well in advance of First Contact. A light breakfast and lunch, including beverages, will be served. Following the eclipse, we will return to Tobruk to see a famous WW II battle cemetery before returning to the ship in time for dinner.