Comet-watch Med cruise

An approaching comet designated Q4 (NEAT) is expected to be more than 2½ times brighter than Halley’s Comet. It will be brightest May 5-15, 2004, and the Seabourn Legend is making a 7-day Mediterranean cruise in May to provide ideal viewing conditions. On board to give expert commentary will be astro-journalist Dan Benedict, founder of the Eye On The Sky news service.

The all-suite, ultraluxury, 208-guest ship will sail from Rome on May 9, calling at Sardinia, Tunis, Sicily, Sorrento, Corsica and Monte Carlo. With Early Booking Savings, fares start from $3,981 per person, double.

See your travel agent, call Seabourn at 800-929-9391.