To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is offering a similar cruise on-board the Balmoral – presumably less the icebergs and ensuing horror.
At first, the idea of a Titanic themed cruise sounded a little creepy – with nearly the same Southampton to New York City route, food based on the original menu, and a ceremony at the time the ship began to sank 100 years prior. Though many are seeing it as an opportunity to learn and pay homage to the 1500 people who lost their lives.
Several of the guests booking the cruise are relatives or direct descendants of those who were on-board the Titanic, and may have never been able to come close to their final resting place. Some of those relatives will be giving lectures on board, including the grandson of one of the survivors.
“I’m sure my grandfather, a first class steward on Titanic, would be proud to know his story will be shared with the passengers on the Balmoral.”
The ticket prices for the Titanic cruise are a little over $5000 USD – but for those fascinated by the history of the event – a small price to pay for the experience.
What do you think? Would you like to attend this cruise?