Festive Spanish Break with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

Festive Spanish Break with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

Thursday 12th December 2024 to Saturday 21st December 2024

Departing from Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Princes Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DL

Embark on a delightful pre-Christmas getaway that invites you to immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Spain, where every moment is a celebration of culture, lights, and culinary delights. This journey is a symphony of experiences that will leave you enchanted and inspired.

Savor the essence of Spain through its culinary delights. Pintxos, the Basque country’s version of tapas, offer a taste of tradition and flavour. Galician mussels, a regional delicacy, tantalize your palate with the fruits of the sea. Raise a glass of Asturian cider, a drink that carries the essence of the land in every sip.

This voyage is a symphony of holiday spirit, culture, and discovery. Join us as we journey through Spain’s festive traditions, creating moments that glitter with the magic of the season. Let the warmth of Spain’s hospitality and holiday cheer envelop you as you embark on this unforgettable pre-Christmas escape.

In addition, and 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.

Stargazing highlights for this cruise
  • Explore the night skies on deck with an astronomer from Go Stargazing.
  • Learn how our ancestors interpreted the sky with a laser-guided tour of the constellations. The long nights of winter are a great time for star gazing!
  • On this cruise, we will be accompanied by our nearest celestial neighbour – the Moon. We will begin with a bright, almost full, Moon – as the voyage progresses, the Moon will rise later and later, until towards the end of the cruise, we will experience very dark skies before the Moon rises late at night – spectacular!
  • The beautifully bright planet Venus (the evening ‘star’) will be seen in the west just after sunset.
  • This will be followed by a procession of planets throughout the night. The ringed planet Saturn will be visible for the night’s first half. Through binoculars, we may glimpse the famous rings.
  • The brighter planet Jupiter and the famous ‘red planet Mars will also be visible for most of the night. Through binoculars, we may be able to see some of the moons of Jupiter.
  • The elusive planet Mercury – the closest to the Sun – may be glimpsed rising in the east just before sunrise.
  • The famous Geminid meteor (shooting star) shower peaks on the 12th of December – the bright Moon means that we will only see the brightest; however, later in the cruise, we should have a better chance of seeing them when the Moon rises later. This will also be the best time to see many beautiful winter stars and the winter milky way.
  • Occasional, more random shooting stars are always possible if the sky is clear!
Sail away from light pollution

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.

Cruise organiser

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is organising this cruise

Please contact Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines directly for more details regarding this cruise.

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