Cool or creepy? A Titanic-themed cruise, created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the the ill-fated vessel, will retrace its trans-Atlantic journey in April of 2012 (without an iceberg collision, we hope). The cruise, created by Miles Morgan Travel, will follow the original ship’s itinerary, departing from Southampton, England, and stopping in Cherbourg, France and Cobh, Ireland, before arriving at the site where the Titanic struck an iceberg on April 15, 1912. There, 100 years after the ship sank, passengers will hold a memorial service for the 1,500 who lost their lives that day. The 12-day cruise will also include a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, so that the passengers may visit several of the cemeteries where the Titantic’s victims were buried, before finally arriving in New York, the original ship’s destination.
Those traveling on the commemorative vessel Bamoral will find it outfitted with many of the same touches used in James Cameron’s epic film. “The whole voyage will be steeped in Titanic history,” Miles Morgan, the trip’s organizer, told the Telegraph earlier this year. “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 firsthand from historians who have studied the Titanic story.” Right now, nine cabins have already been sold, for about $3,900 each.
What’s your take? Would you climb aboard the Bamoral to relive and remember Titanic’s maiden voyage?
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