South Pacific Voyage to Totality Solar Eclipse Cruise

November 2 - 22, 2012

The South Pacific is clearly the place to be for this year’s total solar eclipse. And if you can’t choose from the many incredible destinations in that quadrant of the planet, TravelQuest has the answer. Join us for a 20-day cruise aboard Celebrity Millennium as we sail from the Hawaiian Islands to American Samoa, on to Fiji and New Zealand, and end our journey in beautiful Sydney.

Along the way, there are spectacular natural environments to discover in a whole array of adventures ashore. And on November 14, 2012, we’ll gather on deck to experience a total eclipse of the Sun – from a location at sea where totality will be close to the maximum possible. Add in the advantage of unpacking only once in three weeks, and this may be the perfect way for true Sun worshippers to travel.

An Unforgettable Eclipse

For the 2012 solar eclipse, only a small section of the path of totality crosses land – in Australia after sunrise (and TravelQuest guests will be there to witness the event). Otherwise, the ideal viewing area is within a band stretching thousands of miles across the South Pacific.

Our one-of-a-kind cruise promises eclipse chasers an unforgettable experience under the Moon’s shadow. From your unique vantage point on Celebrity Millennium, you’ll witness totality for approximately 3 minutes and 28 seconds – just 30 seconds less than the absolute maximum.

The Good Life at Sea

During the 20-day voyage, you’ll also enjoy all the amenities of sophisticated contemporary cruising aboard Celebrity Millennium. Relax on deck or in your stylish suite or stateroom. Enjoy superb cuisine in globally inspired restaurants. Pamper yourself with a massage or a swim in the chic AquaSpa. And toast the good life at the ice-topped martini bar, sampling premium vodkas and caviar.

Whatever blend of shipboard experiences appeals to you, count on feeling rejuvenated in both body and spirit – surrounded by natural wonders on land, at sea, and in the Pacific skies. Imagine sipping a glass of your favorite wine (poured by a steward who knows your name), sinking your feet into the lush grass on the ship’s top deck, and watching the Sun set behind pink and orange clouds stretched across an endless horizon.

An Incredible Range of Experiences

Our ports of call in American Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand offer you plenty of opportunities to follow your curiosity. We’ve arranged guided shore excursions to immerse you deep into the incredible natural beauty of these islands. As for your days at sea, our relaxing voyage is highlighted by crossings of the Equator and the International Date Line. You can also take advantage of our exclusive astronomy lectures, getting the experts’ advice on eclipse photography and safe eclipse-viewing techniques.

Flexibility – and Amazing Value

If you’re not able to join us for the full 20 days, you can shorten your cruise by embarking or disembarking at different ports along the way. Give us a call or email us, and we’ll review all the flexible options.

As if all this wasn’t enough, join us post-cruise for our add-on tour to Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Please click here for all the details.

And finally, what this unique South Pacific cruise also offers you is incredible value – with fares for as little as $100 per person per day.


  • November 2 – 22, 2012 (Can be shortened to just 5-nights)
  • Witness a 3.5-minute total eclipse of the Sun
  • Cruise highlights include Hawaii, American Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia
  • Full lecture program featuring astronomy and Polynesian culture
  • Luxury aboard the 1900-passenger Celebrity Cruises MILLENNIUM

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