“We’re set to take vacationers on an unprecedented experience that is nearly a century in the making,” Michael Bayley, the President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said in a statement. “A total solar eclipse hasn’t crossed the entire U.S. since 1918, and with many of our ships sailing to the Caribbean along the projected path, the stars aligned. Oasis of the Seas will have the vantage point of the century and an unforgettable celebration out at sea that adventurers won’t want to miss.”
The Total Eclipse Cruise will set sail from Orlando's Port Canaveral on August 20 and visit destinations in the Caribbean, including Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas, according to a press release. As for watching the eclipse, the company said it will throw a viewing party on the ship with a live concert performed by a major headliner to be announced later. The journey will also include eclipse-themed food and drinks as well as activities like dance parties, lectures, trivia, and other things to do besides stare at the sky for a couple of minutes. Royal Caribbean's online itinerary lists all of the activities by day.