How to get a discount on an Antarctica cruise to see 2021’s extra-special ‘polar solar’ total eclipse

Come on a special eclipse-themed expedition to totality with us!

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Will you be one of the few to experience totality on December 4, 2021 in Antarctica? is pleased to announce that editor Jamie Carter will be lecturing onboard a special eclipse cruise with Albatross Expeditions as part of a 15-day tour of Antarctica.

Entitled ‘Solar Eclipse in South Georgia & Antarctica’, the cruise will depart from Ushuaia, Argentina – on a brand new state-of-the-art expedition ship called the Ocean Victory – to experience a 2-minute totality 11 degrees above the horizon just after dawn from east of the South Orkney Islands.

All eclipse-chasers will get solar eclipse glasses and a waterproof jacket to keep.

It’s selling out very quickly and there are limited spaces available – so if you want to come I have negotiated a special 5% discount for readers. Please get in touch with me via email on jamie[at] (replace the [at] with @ when emailing) for the discount code, as well as details of how to get a price from Albatros Expeditions (there are a lot of different options).

A 20% deposit is required when booking.

Carter will be lecturing about solar eclipses several times during the cruise:

1 – The Antarctica Eclipse: what to expect on 4 December (pre-eclipse briefing)
2 – From Stonehenge and Angkor Wat to Captain Cook and Einstein: how eclipses have shaped human history
3 – When is the next eclipse? A traveller’s guide to eclipse-chasing 2023-2039