There are few islands in the world that conjure
images of paradise more than those found in the South Pacific. These islands
inspired a mutiny on the infamous Bounty; captured the imagination of
Paul Gauguin and have been immortalized by some of the world's great writers
including Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and James Michener.
TravelQuest International and the editors Sky & Telescope magazine
invite you to join us for a rendezvous with these sirens of the South
Pacificand the July 21, 2009
(eclipse day in the Pacific) total eclipse of the Sun,
aboard Regent Seven Seas’ 320-guest,
virtually all-inclusive, 6-star luxury ship, Paul
Gauguin, Ship's Registry: Bahamas.
Come enjoy balmy days, sultry nights and
panoramas that could only have been created by Nature in her finest hour.
Aboard ship, our stellar panel of experts will present astronomy and eclipse
related lectures leading up to and following the eclipse. Eclipse Day will
find us on the centerline at sea in the Northern Cook Islands, where we will
experience approximately 3 minutes and 26 seconds
of totality. To top off this incredible experience, the
Sun will set 27% eclipsed, a spectacular photo opportunity not to be missed!
With our ship’s mobility, along with eclipse viewing weather prospects as
good as any place along the entire eclipse track, this is as good a chance
of seeing this eclipse as anywhere. With so few cruise ships available for
this eclipse, and with only 160 staterooms on the elegant Paul Gauguin,
this eclipse voyage is sure to sell out.
TravelQuest is very pleased to announce that our
Astronomy Lecture Program aboard the PAUL GAUGIUN will feature Editor in
Chief of Sky & Telescope magazine,
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