Reader travel offer not to be missed

Johnston Press readers are being offered an exclusive holiday deal which will allow them to experience a magical total solar eclipse and the Northern Lights.

The phenomena will be visible from the Atlantic ocean, just off the coast of the Faroe Islands, at exactly 9.45am on March 20, 2015.

It is only one of two places in the world the total eclipse can be seen, and another won’t be visible from this close to the UK until 2024.

JP readers are being offered the chance to not only get on board the ship, which will be positioned at exactly the right spot for the perfect view, but will also get to meet guest astronomers - BBC ‘Sky at Night’ presenters Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel, as well as impressionist Jon Culshaw.

Then, on the same cruise, there will also be a chance for passengers to witness the Northern Lights too.

Pete, who also compiles the monthly star charts for the Daily Telegraph and The Times newspapers, said: “To see totality, where the surface of the moon covers the entire sun, you have to be in exactly the right place at exactly the right time.

Of the eclipse itself, which will last two minutes 47 seconds, Pete added: “If you are a UK resident this is one of the easiest places to get to and seeing a total solar eclipse is truly wonderful.”

Readers who book through Johnston Press will also have exclusive access to a cocktail party.

The Total Solar Eclipse Seven Northern Lights 15 night Cruise sails from Southampton aboard Fred Olsen’s Boudicca.

It departs March 9, 2015 with places available from £1699 per person*.

For more information or to book please call 01524 771701 quote JP or visit

Opening times Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday, 9am - 3pm.

Organised by Omega Holidays plc, V4782.

Terms & Conditions apply - full details available on application.

*15 nights on board in a shared stateroom. Cabin for single person occupancy subject to availability