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The middle of the ocean is a great place for star-gazing, although when amateur astronomer and popular P&O cruise director Leon de St Croix organises a session on deck, it’s often a guarantee of a cloudy night.
NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham should expect some clear nights, however, when he joins Fred Olsen’s Black Watch for a 13-night cruise from Dover to the Canary Islands in April.
Cunningham was the lunar module pilot on board Apollo 7, the first manned spacecraft in the Apollo missions. He spent 11 days in space in October 1968.
Together with marine historian Dr Robert Cartwright, he will be lecturing passengers who have booked the Ages of Discovery package on the cruise.
The passengers will be able to view the film ‘In the Shadow of the Moon,’ about the Apollo missions, and take part in an exclusive shore excursions programme to the location from which Columbus sailed for the New World, as well as visits to Agadir’s kasbah and the Pyramids of Guimar on Tenerife.
Fares for the cruise, which sails from Dover on April 18, start at £938. The Civilisations package costs a further £349.

By | 2009-02-18T11:36:39+00:00 18 February 2009|Cruise deals, Cruise destinations|0 Comments

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