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Sunday, 19 April 2009

Cruise to mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic



LONDON - British travel firm Miles Morgan Travel are accepting bookings for a cruise that will commemorate the Titanic's tragic voyage in April 1912.

The specialist agency has chartered Fred Olsen’s Balmoral for the historic cruise in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

The cruise will follow the ship’s original route and include a memorial service in the early hours of the morning of April 15, above the vessel in the Atlantic, exactly 100 years after the ship sank.

Balmoral will sail with 1,309 paying passengers - the same number that sailed on the fateful Titanic voyage.

The ship will leave Southampton in early April and sail close to Cherbourg before docking at Cobh, formerly called Queenstown, in Ireland, where the Titanic made its final port of call on April 11, 1912

Miles Morgan, md of Miles Morgan Travel, said: ‘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.’

The food served will match the menus on the original voyage, the entertainment will include music and dancing from the era and historians will give talks on Titanic.

After the service the cruise continues to Halifax where passengers can visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery where 121 Titanic victims are buried, along with Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery and Hirsch Jewish Cemetery, which also have graves of Titanic victims.

The cruise will finish in New York, the intended destination of the original voyage.

Source: Seatrade Insider

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