TITANIC PART DEUX … Titanic Memorial Cruises Offers “disaster voyeurism” For 100 Year Anniversary Travel of Ill Fated Titanic Voyage

 

Do you feel lucky, you certainly are if you score one of these tickets  …  ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD!!!

Do you want to be “the King of the World”? Now you have the opportunity to travel on a cruise ship on the centennial anniversary of the ill-fated Titanic voyage.  A British company, Titanic Memorial Cruises, has almost sold out two cruises for individuals to mark the 100 year anniversary on April 15, 1912 by following the route of the Titanic to where it struck an iceberg.  Well, let’s hope they do all the same as the original voyage minus that “ICEBERG” thing.  Some are calling this “disaster voyeurism”; however, I must admit, this is a rather cool promotion. The MS Balmoral will be the vessel retracing the journey of the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

For some, it might sound too much like tempting fate – and for others, it smacks of “disaster voyeurism”. But for more than 2,000 Titanic enthusiasts, the chance to mark the centenary of the maritime disaster by sailing on a large cruise ship to commemorate the sinking on the very spot of the tragedy is proving difficult to resist.

A British company has almost sold out two cruises for people to mark the anniversary on 15 April by following the route of the Titanic to where it struck an iceberg. The booming demand for Titanic-related travel has led to another travel company offering the chance to explore the wreckage of the ill-fated vessel in a Russian-built submarine next summer at a cost of $59,000 (£37,000) per person. Places for that voyage are already “very limited”.

Actual Titanic Footage & Survivors Interviews

The voyages: Then & now itinerary:

RMS Titanic

Day 1: Departs Southampton.
Day 3: Sails through calm waters.
Day 4: Passengers in first class enjoy 13 courses including oysters, roast duckling, foie gras.
Day 5: Seven iceberg warnings. Hits iceberg at 11.40pm.
Day 6: Sinks at 2.20am.

Memorial cruise

Day 1: Departs Southampton.
Days 3 and 4: Gym, spa, history talks.
Day 5: No collisions scheduled.
Day 6: Memorial service at 2.20am.
Day 7: Arrive at Halifax, Canada, and visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where victims are interred.
Day 8: Arrive in New York – the Titanic’s intended destination.

Posted December 27, 2011 by
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