Now we have all heard of Titanic that sank on the 15th April 1912 while on her Maiden Voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City. Those who have always wondered what the voyage would have been like will have an opportunity to set sail in 2012 on the exact course the titanic took, which will mark the 100th Anniversary.
Now while there are a number of different Titanic Memorial Cruises available in 2012, Fred Olsen Lines have decided that their passenger ship called the Balmoral will set sail on the 8th April 2012 from Southampton, and will follow Titanic’s original route across the Atlantic to New York. Amongst the guests on board it’s said there will be around 30 guests whose ancestors died on the original voyage in 1912.
The 100th Anniversary Memorial Cruise is scheduled to leave Southampton for 12 nights and will accommodate 1309 passengers, which is the same number carried by the Titanic. This ship will then call at the historic Irish port of Cobh where the Titanic made its last port of call on the 11th April 1912, and will then sail to the exact location where Titanic struck an iceberg at 11.40pm. A memorial service will then be held at 2:20 am on the 15th of April to coincide with the time Titanic went down. After the memorial service the ship will then make its way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the 121 victims of the disaster are buried at Fair-view Lawn Cemetery, and then finally to New York, which was the intended final destination for Titanic.
This has to be a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are sure it will be a great tribute to the Titanic. Reports say that you will have to be quick if you want to book this once in a life time cruise as spaces are selling out fast. You can also take a look at the other memorial cruises that are currently on offer here.
Have you booked to sail on Titanic’s 100th Anniversary?