Departing from Portsmouth International Port
Wharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8RU
Embark on an island-hopping cruise that invites you to discover the essence of each destination, all while basking in the gentle warmth of the Canaries’ embrace. This journey is a canvas of possibilities, where your experience can be tailored to match your desires, whether that means relaxation or adventure.
The Canaries are a treasure trove of natural and cultural wonders waiting to be discovered. In Tenerife, the Mount Teide National Park stands as a sentinel of beauty, offering vistas that capture the heart.
This cruise is an odyssey of possibilities, where every day brings a new adventure, a new discovery. Join us as we explore the splendors of the Canaries, where each island tells its own story, and each experience becomes a thread in the tapestry of your journey. Let the balmy climes of the Canaries envelop you as you immerse yourself in this world of wonders.
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.
- 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.
- As this cruise encompasses a new Moon period, the skies will be at their darkest. It’s the best time for observing stars, including the Milky Way.
- As we travel south, the stars in a southerly direction will get higher up in the sky. We can see some stars that are not visible from the UK’s skies.
- Saturn will be visible as soon as the skies darken until it sets in the West around midnight. Binoculars may allow viewing some of the planet’s Moons and famous ring system.
- Jupiter will shine at its brightest all year and become visible in the evening twilight. See the Moons of Jupiter using binoculars and observe how they change position in relation to the giant planet during the cruise.
- Mars will rise from the Eastern horizon later in the evening, its bright orange colour making it unmistakable.
- There are lots to see in the autumn skies, including the constellations of Cygnus, Pegasus, Cassiopeia, Perseus and Taurus, all well placed. The recognisable constellation of Orion rising in the Eastern sky signals the coming of Winter.
- View the most distant object that can be seen with just your eyes — the Andromeda Galaxy. Our astronomer will show you how to find it using binoculars, a trick you can take home and show off to your friends!
- Shooting stars or meteors are always a possibility if the sky is clear!
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.