Experts lined up for new Havila Voyages astronomy cruises

Experts are to join new astronomy themed cruises organised by Havila Voyages.

They depart in February, March and October 2024, sailing for 11 nights along the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen.

Former Royal Astronomical Society president John Zarnecki is a March 2 departure.

Ian Ridpath editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy will guide the February 1 and October 30 cruises.

They will both will offer hints and tips on spotting the Aurora Borealis.

The astronomy departures lead-in at £1,058 per person based on two sharing an inside cabin, excluding flights. The lectures cost an additional £250pp.

Havlia head of UK sales Matthew Valentine said: “These new astronomy cruises are ideal for those customers who want to delve deeper into the world of astronomy, or those perhaps those who are complete novices but who have a curious mind and want to learn more about the universe around us. 

“Our lecturers are fascinating to listen to, and I can’t wait to get them onboard.”

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