Departing from Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Princes Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DL
Experience the incredible light-pollution-free skies of the mid-Atlantic on this fabulous cruise to the Azores, Madeira and Portugal!
In the company of an enthusiastic astronomer from Go Stargazing, you’ll enjoy Fred. Olsen’s signature “Sky at Sea” experience with guided practical stargazing sessions on deck and enlightening presentations in the ship’s lecture theatre. On this cruise, there will also be the opportunity to learn night sky photography, enabling you to capture images of the tremendous starry skies at sea.
Sailing from Liverpool, the cruise also offers the chance to see the natural wonders of Portugal, crater lakes and hot springs in the Azores and the beautiful island of Madeira.
- Learn how our ancestors interpreted the sky with a laser-guided tour of the constellations.
- Although we depart at full Moon, the Moon will rise later each night, making the evening skies darker throughout the cruise.
- Observe the phase of the Moon change throughout the cruise. The Moon’s craters and mountain ranges look stunning through binoculars!
- This cruise occurs near the Eta Aquarids meteor shower, which peaks on the 6th of May during the new Moon, meaning an increased chance of seeing shooting stars.
- As our cruise takes us Southwards, stars will gradually appear above the Southern horizon, allowing us to explore parts of the sky not visible from the UK.
The map plots the course of this cruise. As you travel away from light pollution, a breathtaking canvas of stars unfolds above. The sky becomes a sanctuary of twinkling constellations, captivating stargazers with its celestial wonders. Guided by a Go Stargazing astronomer, you'll learn to navigate the skies and immerse yourself in their beauty.
For full details on how to attend this cruise, including how to book, please see the cruise's official website.Visit cruise website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this cruise. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.