Princess Cruises Announces 2026 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise

Princess Cruises announces its 2026 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise, a 14-day Mediterranean voyage that will position in Spain for the event.

Princess Cruises Announces 2026 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise

Princess Cruises Announces 2026 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise

During the recent total solar eclipse, thousands of cruisers onboard Emerald Princess and Discovery Princess off the coast of Mexico caught a glimpse of the astounding total darkness event. With the next total solar eclipse taking place on Aug. 12, 2026, Princess Cruises announces its 2026 Total Solar Eclipse cruise.

Once again, a Princess cruise ship will perfectly position itself, this time in northern Spain, to witness this bucket list event – two minutes and 18 seconds of totality. The 3,660-guest Sky Princess departs Southampton Aug. 8, 2026, on a 14-day Mediterranean cruise. The total eclipse viewing will take place while the ship is in its path off the coast of Spain.

Sky Princess

“The best way to see a total solar eclipse is via cruise ship, and our guests who recently experienced this rare occurrence on Discovery Princess and Emerald Princess were simply blown away,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “We make it easy for guests to come aboard, relax and meet other eclipse enthusiasts. It’s truly a special opportunity.”

Total Eclipse Sky Princess Intinerary

This 14-day Mediterranean cruise takes place August 8-22, 2026. It sails roundtrip from Southampton (London) and visits seven historical and vibrant ports, including:

  • Cherbourg, France – one of France’s greatest ports with art and history museums, its basilica, the Ravalet castle, and the Cité de la Mer maritime museum.
  • Bilbao, Spain – located in northern Spain, Bilbao is surrounded by green mountains and is the de facto capital of Basque Country. It’s famed for the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
  • Malaga, Spain – Picasso’s birthplace and the gateway to Spain’s Costa del Sol, Malaga mixes warm vacation vibes with Andalusia’s spirit.
  • Cartagena, Spain – founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C., the city boomed during the Roman period. Among the Roman ruins are a 1st-century B.C. theater and Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics.
  • Gibraltar – this British Overseas Territory is on Spain’s south coast, dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 1,398-ft. limestone ridge.
  • Lisbon, Portugal – the largest city of Portugal, Lisbon is mainland Europe‘s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast.
  • La Coruña, Spain – in northwest Spain, guests can marvel at the Roman lighthouse and the Tower of Hercules, with sweeping coastal views.

The Total Eclipse Sky Princess Voyage goes on sale May 23, 2024, with rates starting at $2,199 per person. During the eclipse, Sky Princess guests will gather on the top decks with Princess safety glasses for viewing. Guests can also enjoy lectures from astronomy experts, themed treats and drinks, stargazing at night, solar system trivia, and more.


Are you happy to hear that Princess Cruises announces its 2026 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise? Would you book this special event sailing? Drop us an anchor below to share your experiences sailing with Princess.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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