Winter Warmth in the Canaries with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

Winter Warmth in the Canaries with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

Sunday 10th November 2024 to Sunday 24th November 2024

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

Join us for an escape to the sun-drenched haven of the Canaries, where winter’s approach is met with warmth and wonder. Our expert team has meticulously crafted this cruise, offering you a journey that unveils the myriad natural and cultural treasures recognised by UNESCO, creating a tapestry of experiences that will enchant your senses.

As you journey through the Canaries, each port of call is a chapter in a story of discovery. Natural wonders and cultural riches await, creating memories that will forever be etched in your heart. Join us as we embark on this sun-soaked voyage, and let the beauty of the Canaries weave its spell around you.

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.
  • Experience the incredible sight of the “Beaver” full Moon as it rises from the easterly horizon at sunset. On November 16th, the Moon forms a triangle with Jupiter and the bright star, Aldebaran.
  • 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 bright and can be observed as soon as darkness falls. See the Moons of Jupiter using binoculars and watch 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. On November 20th, it will be joined by the Moon close to the Beehive cluster, a conjunction that will look splendid in binoculars!
  • 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.
  • Shooting stars or meteors are always a possibility if the sky is clear! You may even glimpse some Leonids meteors as the shower peaks on the night of November 17th into the morning of November 18th.
  • Later in the night, the recognisable constellation of Orion will rise from the East, with Mars well placed near the twin stars of Gemini.
  • On November 16th, Mercury reaches its maximum distance from the Sun as seen from Earth, offering a rare opportunity to observe the elusive planet in the evening twilight.
  • This cruise through the dark skies of the North Atlantic at New Moon is a paradise for stargazers!
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.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

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