Cunard’s Solar Eclipse at Sea offers Prime Viewing for 2026

Did you miss out on the recent total solar eclipse that North America just experienced? Cunard has announced that three of its ships will be positioned in destinations directly along the path of the next solar eclipse on August 12, 2026. These include flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the company’s newest ship launching this May, Queen Anne.

Queen Mary 2 will embark on a 14-night voyage through Norway and Iceland, August 4-18, 2026, providing guests the rare opportunity to witness the solar eclipse during an overnight stay in Reykjavik on the evening of August 12. This journey will include visits to the towns of Zeebrugge, Belgium; Olden and Skjolden, Norway; and Isafjordur, Iceland, before disembarking in New York. Travelers will experience fjords, waterfalls and the scenery across the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

Queen Anne will traverse Spain and France on a seven-night itinerary round-trip out of Southampton. From August 9 to 16, 2026, guests can explore the Spanish ports of Santander, La Coruña and Gijon before stopping in the Bay of Biscay to explore the French town of Pauillac. After a day spent strolling the Spanish streets in La Coruña’s Old Town, passengers can sip cocktails and don sunglasses to witness the phenomenon from the deck of Queen Anne, as the ship sets sail from the Spanish harbor.

Queen Victoria will sail a seven-night Western Mediterranean voyage, from Civitavecchia to Barcelona August 10-17, 2026, visiting Tarragona and Palma de Mallorca in Spain, plus Villefranche and Toulon in France. On August 12, after guests spend the day in the town of Tarragona, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they will board Queen Victoria to witness the solar eclipse.

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