In order to commemorate the largest maritime disaster in history, Fred Olsen lines is planning on taking guests on a cruise modeled after the legendary Titanic.
On April 14, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg during its maiden voyage and took the lives of 1,517 passengers. Now, 1oo years later, a cruise will once again follow the same path as the Titanic with the Titanic 100th year anniversary cruise. The cruise will be a hot ticket, so don’t wait to buy your cruise tickets today.
The cruise will follow the exact route of the Titanic from start to finish and will last 12 days. Like the original Titanic, tickets will not be cheap either. Titanic 100th Anniversary cruise tickets cost $14,500 for a spot in the owner’s sweet to $4,700 in a lower cabin seat, cruise tickets are virtually as expensive as they were back in the day.
Owned by Olsen himself, the Titanic 100th anniversary voyage will use the Balmoral cruise liner. The Balmoral is owned by Harland and Wolff, the same company that built the Titanic. The voyage will start in Southampton, England, stop in Cobh (formerly Queensland) and will have room for 1,309 passengers, the same number that was carried by the Titanic.
A memorial ceremony will be held at the spot where the Titanic struck the iceberg from 11:40pm to 2:20 am, the amount of time elapsed between the ship hitting the iceberg and the Titanic sinking. After the ceremony, the cruise will take passengers to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they can check out the Fairview Lawn Cemetery where 121 Titanic passengers are buried before sailing to the final Destination of New York.
In an attempt to make the Titanic 199th anniversary cruise as authentic as possible, the menu item tickets on the Balmoral will match that of the Titanic. The music will also fit the era as well in order to truly capture the essence of the original voyage. Lectures will be held at various times about the Titanic’s history.
Although the cruise will commemorate the voyage of the Titanic, guests can expect much more from the Balmoral. Equipped with a gym, spa, and other modern amenities, the Balmoral is on the cutting edge of cruise ship technology. The vessel even has enough lifeboats to carry everyone on board should tragedy strike.