Titanic Cruise Will Be Recreated Century Later

Culture/History, Travel News — By John Curran on June 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

If superstition would keep you from buying the house on Long Island because it was the site of the Amityville murders, you probably don’t want to keep reading. On the other hand, history buffs could be interested in a cruise set for two years from now, tracing the path of the RMS Titanic.

Set to run from April 8, 2012 to April 20, 2012, the MS Balmoral will take passengers in style from Southampton, UK to New York, reports the News of Australia. The ship isn’t quite a ringer for the Titanic, but it is close with the same width and only runs about 150 feet shorter than the star-crossed Cunard Lines vessel.

It’s large enough that 1,350 passengers will be able to take part in the voyage, although it requires a fare of at least $4,835 to take a trip where you can play shuffleboard or horseshoes on the deck, take in historical lectures about the pre-WWI liners and especially the Cunard ships, according to the Daily Mail.

And while it may seem a little flip to suggest that the main difference between the Balmoral’s route and the Titanic’s is that the former will actually end up in New York, there will be a late night memorial service at the spot where the Titanic sunk in 1912 after striking an iceberg.

If it seems like your cup of tea, head over to Titanic Memorial Cruise for more information.

[Image: Fred Olsen Cruises]

Tags: historical travel, Liverpool, New York City, Titanic Memorial Cruise

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