Bonnie Tyler and DNCE help Royal Caribbean mark total solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler and DNCE help Royal Caribbean mark total solar eclipse
Bonnie Tyler and DNCE perform during the eclipse viewing party (Image: Royal Caribbean International)

Award-winning singer Bonnie Tyler was joined by multi-platinum selling band DNCE to perform her classic single ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas during the total solar eclipse on 21 August 2017.

Tyler and DNCE took to the stage in the open-air AquaTheater as the moon began to cross over the sun during the ‘Total Eclipse Cruise’. The seven-day cruise started at Florida’s Port Canaveral on 20 August and will take guests to eastern Caribbean destinations such as Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas.

During the total solar eclipse, which was the first to cross the US coast-to-coast in 99 years, guests also participated in eclipse-themed activities, including dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures and interactive science sessions.

“As if moving our ship to sail along the eclipse’s path of totality to give our guests 100% visibility of this phenomenon wasn’t enough, we wanted to take it to another level – just above ‘out of this world’,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean is known as the most innovative cruise line, always pushing to create bigger and bolder adventures for vacationers. We’re excited to have DNCE and Bonnie onboard, and even more thrilled to have seen the looks on our guests’ faces when she was brought on stage to sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart.’ This is what we live for – to make unforgettable memories.”

Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas were also in the Caribbean when the natural phenomenon took place, allowing guests to see a partial solar eclipse as it passed from Oregon to South Carolina, and over the Caribbean Sea.

Watch the concert here.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, August 22, 2017