From space command facilities to ancient ruins. And a boat.

Step aboard the Carnival Vista and enter a world full of endless oceans, dazzling skies, and bountiful buffets.

Astrophysicist and “Agent to the Stars'“ Paul M. Sutter is leading this 7-night cruise of the Caribbean, departing from Galvaston, visiting Mayan ruins along the way, and taking every chance we can to soak in the gorgeous stars above. Plus we'll all start the trip off in style with a tour of the Johnson Space Center.

Could a vacation get any more awesome?

I told you that a boat would be involved.

I told you that a boat would be involved.

Our itinerary

  • August 13: Arrive in Houston · Welcome reception · Overnight at Hilton Doubletree

  • August 14: Breakfast · Johnson Space Center · Overnight at Hilton Doubletree

  • August 15: Breakfast · Transfer to cruise terminal · Cruise departs · Evening stargazing

  • August 16: At sea · Special talk · Evening stargazing

  • August 17: Cozumel, Mexico · Tulum Mayan complex tour · Evening stargazing

  • August 18: Belize City, Belize · River boat and Laminai Mayan complex tour · Evening stargazing

  • August 19: Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island, Honduras on your own · Evening stargazing

  • August 20: At sea · Live taping of Space Radio · Evening stargazing

  • August 21: At sea · Evening stargazing

  • August 22: Cruise returns

What’s included

  • 7 nights in a balcony cabin onboard the Carnival Vista

  • All taxes and gratuities

  • 2 nights pre-cruise at the Hilton Doubletree at Houston Hobby Airport

  • Admission to Space Center Houston, including tours of Johnson Space Center (mission control, Saturn V, space shuttle, and more)

  • Transportation from the Houston Hobby Airport, to the Johnson Space Center, and the cruise terminal

  • Welcome reception, two breakfasts pre-cruise

  • All meals onboard

  • River boat and Laminai Mayan complex tour in Belize

  • Tulum Mayan complex tour in Cozumel

  • Special presentations and Q&A sessions while at sea

  • Live taping of Space Radio

  • Stargazing on deck every single night

  • Paul Sutter basically hanging out with you on vacation at Johnson and on the cruise


$2,949 per person

Double occupancy in a balcony cabin. Single occupancy cabins available for a surcharge. Ocean view cabins available for a discount. Discounts available for 3rd and 4th persons sharing same cabin. Airfare is not included.

Registration deadline: March 18, 2020.

Here are the different ways you can register:

  • Submit this completed form and our travel agents will contact you.

  • Register online right now.

  • Talk to our agents directly by calling 740.407.2157 and asking for the "The Sea and the Stars Cruise"

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In order to develop custom tours with our partners, we have to secure our group accommodations and transportation with a minimum number of guest reservations. Rest assured, if the minimum is not met, everyone who made their deposits and payments through AstroTours will be notified and fully refunded. Details on customer cancellation policies are in our Terms & Conditions below.


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Your participation is contingent on upholding these ethics and standards of integrity as we travel together in search of our own unique connections with the cosmos.

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Deposit is due upon reservation. Final Payment due 30 days before departure.

Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees

Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.

Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure.

Concellation protection does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure.

Any name changes are subject to penalty.

A handling fee of $25 per change will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation.

If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure, the Cancellation Fees are as follows:

For cancellation more than 180 days prior to departure: full refund less $50 handling fee.

For cancellation between 75-30 days prior to departure: the deposit will be retained.

For cancellation between 30-15 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price.

For cancellation after 14 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 100% of total price.

AstroTours reserves the right to cancel any reservation, and that person will be responsible for any cancellation fees that apply, if our CODE OF ETHICS for the AstroTouring community are not upheld and adhered to.