The Titanic Memorial Cruise: 100th Anniversary Voyage (2012)
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THE TITANIC MEMORIAL CRUISE was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Titanic enthusiasts to journey back in time to the early 1900s. On April 8, 2012, Miles Morgan Travel recreated the itinterary of the Titanic exactly as it was planned, 100 years earlier.
Passengers set sail from Southhampton and, on the 100th anniversary of the day of the sinking of the Titanic, rested at the spot where the Titanic went down for a special memorial service. They then travelled on to the Titanic's original destination, New York, with a special stop at Halifax along the way.
This was a historic voyage aboard the MS Balmoral which featured elegant cabins, world class cuisine and a historical itinerary packed with diverse activities. The size of the ship, facility and crew were all comparable to those of the Titanic right down to the original 1,309 passengers.
On this page, learn a bit more about how the Titanic Memorial Cruise turned out. No, I didn't travel on the anniversary cruise but I was fascinated by it and have gathered a page full of resources about the journery for you here right here on this page.
Simon Brooke Webb.
A Historic Re-creation Of The Sailing of the Titanic
"The Titanic still grips the imagination of people throughout the world and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a unique cruise packed with interest for those with a fascination for the Titanic story," he said. "The whole voyage will be steeped in Titanic history. The food served will match the sumptuous menus on the original voyage; the entertainment will include music and dancing in the style featured in those glorious times and there will be a chance to hear first hand from historians who have studied the Titanic story." ~~ Miles Morgan of Miles Morgan Travel
Picture used with permission from the official Titanic Memorial Cruise website.
Couple Anticipates The Titanic Memorial Cruise CBC Video - They'll be in the exact same spot on the exact same time and date that the Titanic hit an iceberg on
The itinerary of the
Titanic Memorial Cruise:
New York, United States
Titanic Memorial Cruise Fast Facts
From The Telegraph.co.uk
Year Built: Titanic 1909; Balmoral 1988
Number of Cabins: Titanic 840; Balmoral 738
Number of Passegers: Titanic 1,309; Balmoral 1,309
Crew Size: Titanic 401; Balmoral 500
Ship Tonnage: Titanic, 46328 grt; Balmoral, 43537 grt
Ship Length: Titanic 269.1 m, Balmoral 218.18 m
Ship Width: Titanic, 28 m; Balmoral, 28.2 m
Ship Speed: Titanic, 21 knots; Balmoral, 20 knots
More Reading About The Titanic Memorial Cruise
- Titanic Memorial Cruise Sets Sail to Wreck Site from BBC
This story details the sailing as it sets sail.
- The Titanic Memorial Cruise Not a Re-enactment from The Guardian
The Balmoral prepares to retrace the voyage of the Titanic.
- Titanic Memorial Cruise Passenger Airlifted to Hospital from The Guardian
MS Balmoral turns back to allow helicopter to retrieve man, as bad weather that delayed arrival in Ireland continues.
- Titanic Memorial Cruise Reaches the Site of the Sinking
Titanic Memorial Cruise reaches the site of the sinking. Part of a series the Denver Post featured.
- Titanic Memorial Cruise Arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia from the CBC News
Titanic memorial cruise ship Azamara Journey docks in Halifax before setting sail again for the site where the RMS Titanic sank.
Titanic Memorial Cruise Sets Sail
The Titanic Memorial Cruise Book
In conjunction with this sailing, there was a book produced, called The Titanic Memorail Cruise. It is available in two versions, one of which was a strictly limited boxed book produced. Within the covers of the book is information about the memorial cruise that included many details about the sailing as well as history of the Titanic. The limited edition version of the book was packaged with a numbered Titanic Memorial Cruise coin as well as a certificate of authenticity that it was indeed one of just 2012 copies produced.
One of these books has been sold on Amazon.com but, given its extremely limited production number, I would not expect to find a limited edition copy there very often. However, to see if one has become available, you can click here Alternatively, you can check the following eBay listings to see if a book or any other interesting memorabilia is available.
Heart of the Titanic Necklace
The Heart of the Titanic 'Love Lasts Forever' necklace is not associated with the Titanic Memorial Cruise but is still a lovely piece of memorabilia. It features Swarovski crystals in a silver plated setting.
Was The Titanic Memorial Cruise A Vacation or A Solemn Occasion?
What do you think? Was the Titanic Memorial Cruise a vacation or a solemn occasion? A case of disaster tourism or a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives aboard the Titanic?
Was the Titanic Memorial Cruise a good thing or a bad thing?
Titanic: Music from the Movie Soundtrack
Some consider the Titanic soundtrack one of the best made and I agree that it is indeed, very moving and very well done. Does music from this soundtrack bring tears to your eyes or maybe even make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?
Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage - Take a journey back in time to the days with this Titanic CD.
Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage is a recreation of the music that played by the White Star Orchestra on the night of the Titanic’s sinking. They started playing for the first and second class passengers as part of an ordinary evening but wound up playing on the deck as the Titanic went down.
Tickets for the Titanic Memorial Cruise apparently ranged from about $5,000 to $12,000 and the premier suites sold out. I have read that the final cabins were sold at a reduced price.
This bathrobe is an exact replica of the robes supplied to first class passengers when the Titanic sailed. This one was made for the 1997 movie and is made of 100 percent cotton from Turkey. Available in men's or women's sizes through a seller on eBay.
Would you watch a cruise movie before you embarked on a cruise?
Was the Titanic Memorial Cruise e a vacation or a mellow affair?
Was the Titanic Memorial Cruise e a vacation or a mellow affair?
Last Dinner On the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner - You can recreate the Titanic menus at home or you can sail on the Titanic Memorial Cruise a
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A fascinating list of Titanic feature presentations and documentary films.
Titanic enthusiasts will enjoy working a Titanic jigsaw puzzle.
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