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Titanic memorial cruise creeps me out

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I’m not really a superstitious person. At least, I didn’t think I was until this morning when I read “Titanic memorial cruise to sail on 100th anniversary” in the Associated Press at http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jeSxA8D3O6n1IG3oRGp8aI8miyQg. I just couldn’t help but think that it sounds like an accident waiting to happen.

Still, I am sure the Titanic memorial cruise will fill up quickly. Tickets cost more than some auto loans I’ve seen in my day. They’re $3,900 or more for the 12-day cruise. I don’t know much about cruise prices, is that expensive?

Details on Titanic memorial cruise

The 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking and killing a bunch of people is April 14 2012. The cruise leaves April 8, and the ship will visit the spot where the Titanic sank at the exact time of the crash. The Associated Press says:

A memorial service will be held onboard the cruise exactly 100 years after the Titanic hit the iceberg and sank, between 11:40 p.m., on April 14, 2012, and 2:20 a.m. on April 15.

So if your dream is to relive one of the most famous tragedies in the world, slap that $3,900 on a credit card and make sure you’re in Southampton, England, on April 8, 2012. The destination of the Titanic Memorial Cruise is New York, where the Titanic passengers would have gone 100 years ago if the ship hadn’t sunk.

Reliving the past

British firm Miles Morgan Travel is running the Titanic memorial cruise, which will take place on the Balmoral, a chartered vessel from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. Fred Olsen’s parent company, Harland and Wolff, built the Titanic.

After The Balmoral visits the scene of the crash, where 1,517 people died, passengers will head to Halifax to visit three cemeteries where Titanic victims are buried.

Get tickets to Titanic memorial cruise

Jen Schak, a spokeswoman for Borton, says that tickets are getting snapped up quickly, so if reliving the Titanic disaster sounds like something you just can’t miss, you’d better act fast. You can get tickets by calling 800-843-0602 or visit Bortonoverseas.com.

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