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The Titanic Memorial Cruise: 100th Anniversary Voyage (2012)

Updated on October 24, 2014

Learn More About The Titanic Memorial Cruise

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.

Photo used with permission of

Simon Brooke Webb.

Titanic Memorial Cruise Miles Morgan Travel
Titanic Memorial Cruise Miles Morgan Travel

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:

Southampton, England

Cobh, Ireland

Titanic Site

Halifax, Canada

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

Titanic Memorial Cruise Sets Sail

The Titanic Memorial Cruise Book

Titanic Memorial Cruise Book
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

Heart of the Titanic Necklace
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.

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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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Does the Titanic Memorial Cruise intrigue you or scare you?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Please vote for me to win the biggest Titanic fan contest. I have been a fan of the ship as well as the movie for about 20 years. My collection of Titanic memorabilia is larger than anyone I know. The only thing I am missing is the ship itself but other than that I own everything else. I was even named Mister Titanic by the Titanic authors. I live and breathe for Titanic; it's what my life is based on. Please vote for me at http://apps.paramountpictures.com/fb/titanic/bigge... I am currently number 7 but I need more votes!! I would really appreciate it if you could me. Thanks :)

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Titanic 3D is coming soon!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have created a blog specific to our panned adventure on the Titanic Memorial Cruise. Details here - http://www.titanicmemorialcruise.blogspot.com/ - if you are interested. It should be fun.

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      MissBuffySpears 8 years ago

      Great lens! I would love to go on this cruise. And thank you so much for the blessing! It is my first one, and very much appreciated :)

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      luvmyludwig lm 8 years ago

      Great job on this,not sure I could go on it though. Congrats on Rocketmoms Graduation. Blessed by a Squid Angel

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      What a wonderfully unique vacation idea!Congratulations on Graduating RocketMom!

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      momto4 lm 8 years ago

      I'm not sure if I'd want to go on the cruise or not. Interesting lens! 5 *'s

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      Leanne Chesser 8 years ago

      Totally intrigues me. I think it would be an incredible cruise. Great lens!

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      LindaBee LM 8 years ago

      I've always wanted to take a cruise but this may not be a good first choice for me. Better get my feet wet (no pun intended) on something less notable.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens, Brenda! I'm afraid that even if I had the money...I'd be too spooked to take the cruise. Visiting the museum exhibit was close enough for me.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Brenda you always come up with some very original ideas for lenses - SquidAngel Blessings for you.

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      This is really a wonderfully thought provoking lens. I have asked myself 10 times during reading if I would do this. I still don't know. But I would like to pay tribute to those lives lost in some way. Maybe this would be it. Thank you for the information.

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Super job on this one!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      I honestly believe the biggest reason I will not go on a cruise is because of the Titanic. For the people who do brave this memorial cruise, I salute your bravery.

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Very interesting lens. I will have to continue as a landlubber, though. :D

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This sure is interesting but probably not something that I would be interested in. This lens does a great job of involving your reader.

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      Intriguing idea, and I bet they fill up fast! I won't be looking to get on that cruise, though!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Well, it would be interesting -and a nice view of history -- but I think it would probably be creepy to me after seeing the movie. I have to wonder about the creators of this cruise. They must have had a demand for it. Interesting to think about. Unusual. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      God bless her and all who sail in her! 5*s

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      Ayngel Overson 8 years ago from Crestone, Co

      You got the full round this time, stars, favorites, and lensrolled to both of my Titanic lenses. Not to mention your very own links added to both pages! Great Job!

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      Carol Goss 8 years ago

      Well, of course the movie made it be more intriguing but I would not wish to be on it. lol It would be scary.

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      SherryHolderHunt 8 years ago

      Great job on this very interesting lens!

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Great lens... never done a cruise so I'm not sure about this one! Loved the Titanic movies though!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very interesting lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I don't know about this one, it kinda sounds a little creepy having the same number of passengers, same music and taking the same route....hmmm....very cool lens, I really enjoy the history of the Titanic.

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      I'm not sure that I would want to go on this cruise but I can see how history buffs or people with an interest in the Titanic would want to go. Very smart entrepreneur. I'm surprised no one has done it before.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I'm intrigued, but I'm too scared to go. I love this lens, though! Great information and links. Great job, Brenda!