This cruise offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a rare "hybrid solar eclipse" as it tracks over the North West Cape of Western Australia. The ship will be in a prime position to catch a glimpse of the first eclipse of its kind to be visible from the Australian mainland in more than 1000 years!
What is a hybrid solar eclipse?
Most solar eclipses are either total (when the moon is close enough to completely obscure the sun, revealing an otherworldly circle of light) or annular (when the moon is a little further away from the Earth and does not fully obscure the sun, instead creating a "ring of fire" effect).
A hybrid solar eclipse is a very rare event that can be viewed on Earth roughly once a decade; when the moon is just close enough that - depending on your vantage point - it can transition from an annular eclipse into a total one!
This cruise will give you a unique vantage point to see this "King of Eclipses" off the coast of Exmouth, the only place on mainland Australia where this eclipse will be visible in more than 1,000 years.* An event not to be missed!
*Whilst every effort will be made to position the ship in view of a total solar eclipse, this is not guaranteed.
Departing 17 April 2023 Fremantle roundtrip.
Ask us about the P&O Value Plus fare - spend less time worrying about the details and more time making memories together. The Value Plus fares include drinks and Wi-Fi.
Please note: Pricing is subject to cabin availability and may fluctuate without notice during the campaign period. Call our friendly Australian team on 1300 414 198 for an immediate up-to-the-moment quote on your preferred cabin type.
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Campaign commences 19 Oct 2022 and ends 15 Nov 2022. Campaign offers only available on P&O's Value and Value Plus fare types only. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Onboard Spending Money is per room in AUD and only available on Pacific Explorer. Amount varies by room type and itinerary duration as specified, and is applied to the first 2 guests in a room. Australian Explorer cruises (28 nights+) receive up to $500 onboard spending money per room (interior and
oceanview receive $250 per room, balcony and above receive $500 per room. Onboard Spending Money expires at conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable , not redeemable for cash and can't be used at casino or medical centre. Pay only a $49 per person deposit at time of booking; final payment is then due 75 days before departure. Full payment is required for sailings booked within 75 days of departure. Standard refund and cancellation conditions apply, see P&O's Booking and Travel Conditions for details.