Cruise ship retraces Titanic's ill-fated path
Cruise ship retraces Titanic's ill-fated path, Titanic Reenactment Sets Sail on Exact Route a Century Later, The 12-night voyage includes a stop at the location where the original vessel hit an iceberg and sank. With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic just days away on April 15, people are coming up with unique ways to commemorate the event. In fact, a cruise in its honor is setting sail in a voyage to the North Atlantic site of the disaster where the Titanic hit an iceberg. 100th Anniversary Titanic Memorial Cruise Sets Sail, A cruise will travel the exact route of the Titanic, stopping at the crash site for a memorial, and a Ryan Gosling themed egg hunt springs up in New York City.
The MS Balmoral embarked on its journey yesterday from Southampton, England, with 1,309 passengers--the same number of passengers on the ill-fated Titanic a century ago. Aboard the Balmoral will be Titanic enthusiasts, history buffs, and relatives of people who were passengers on the original ship. Some of the relatives plan on bringing wreaths and family artifacts and even dressing in period costume.
The cruise will attempt to follow the exact route of the Titanic, going from Cherbourg in north-west France and Cobh on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland, all the way to the spot where it sank. But the reenactment does not end there. Passengers will be served the same meals that were given to the Titanic's passengers will use similar silverware, and music from that time period will be played.
People on social media are apprehensive, with one tweet saying, "Is it just me or does the Balmoral's recreation of the Titanic's journey smack of bad taste?" However, the passengers of the ship seem to collectively disagree. One person said, "I think the cruise has been tastefully done." Another person responded to critics, saying, "Remembering those who died is not morbid."
Tickets for the voyage went for $9,000 each.