Titanic Memorial Cruise Scheduled on 100 Year Anniversary

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) — A Titanic Memorial Cruise is scheduled to sail exactly 100 years after the ill-fated voyage on April 10, 1912, the cruise’s organizers said.

The memorial cruise’s ship, the Balmoral, will track the route of the Titanic, CNN reported Tuesday.

Leaving from Southampton, England, the Balmoral will arrive at the location in the North Atlantic Ocean where the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank three hours later, killing more than 1,500 of the 2,223 people onboard, Miles Morgan Travel, the trip’s organizer said in New York.

The Balmoral’s passengers will at that spot participate in a memorial service, then proceed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to visit the burial places of some of the Titanic victims and complete their 12-night trip in New York, where the Titanic had been scheduled to end its voyage, the trip’s organizer said.

Fares for the excursion begin at $3,900, the organizer said.

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