Sail to eclipse in South Seas

Passengers on the MV Discovery will have the best vantage point to witness a rare annular total solar eclipse in the South Pacific near Polynesia on April 8, 2005. The ship will maneuver to find clear skies under the 15-mile-wide path of the eclipse.

Discovery World Cruises’ 19-night “South Pacific Eclipse” cruise-tour departs April 2 and visits Papeete, Moorea, Pitcairn Island, Easter Island and, in Peru, Pisco and Lima. A team of eclipse lecturers will be on board.

Priced from $3,795 per person, double occupancy, the cruise-tour includes 15 days aboard ship and a 2-night hotel stay in Lima. Those who book by Dec. 2 can save up to $400 per person. Round-trip air add-ons are available from $745.

The next total solar eclipse will be visible in Africa, Turkey and Russia on March 29, 2006. The next one viewable from the continental U.S. will occur Aug. 21, 2017.

See your travel agent, call Discovery World Cruises at 866/623-2689.