Northern Lights Cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

Northern Lights Cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

Sunday 10th March 2024 to Tuesday 19th March 2024

Departing from Newcastle Cruise Terminal
Port of Tyne, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6EE

Witness the immense beauty of the Northern Lights aboard this Fred. Olsen cruise to the tip of Norway.

Enjoy immersive winter activities like dog sledging and ice fishing with a Tromsø local. Cruise through scenic highlights, including the Seven Sisters mountain range and Torghatten. Take a picturesque shortcut through the Tjeldsundet Strait on your ship, Balmoral.

On this Northern Lights Cruise, you’ll be joined by an experienced astronomer from Go Stargazing for guided night sky tours under light pollution-free skies as part of Fred. Olsen’s Sky at Sea signature experience.

Stargazing highlights for this cruise
  • Learn how our ancestors interpreted the sky with a laser guided tour of the constellations.
  • With the Sun approaching solar maximum and peak activity, viewing the Northern Lights is statistically more likely and displays more intense. It’s the best time to see Aurora in years!
  • This cruise takes place during the new Moon period. With no bright Moon, the night skies will be at their darkest. It’s the best time to observe and photograph light-pollution free star-filled skies!
  • A few days into the cruise a beautiful crescent Moon will be visible setting in the evening twilight. On the 13th March it will be close in the sky to Jupiter, forming a beautiful Moon-planet conjunction at dusk.
  • We should notice that the stars in the northern part of the sky get higher up as we cruise north – by observing the famous pole star (which would be directly overhead at the north pole) we can work out our latitude!
  • Jupiter and its four Galilean Moons can be observed early evening with binoculars, and we may be able to see their positions change in relation to the planet during the course of the cruise.
  • Meteors, also known as shooting stars, are always a possibility if the sky is clear!

Please note that this has already taken place on 10/03/2024

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.

Cruise booking

For full details on how to attend this cruise, including how to book, please see the cruise's official website.

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