Remembering The Titanic, 99 Years Later

By Ashka Patel

High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– This Friday April 15 but 99 years ago, the “unsinkable” luxury liner was pulled into the Atlantic Ocean after it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York. Of the 2,223 people on board, only 706 survived.

With its dramatic twists and massive loss of life, the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic remains one of maritime history’s most compelling tragedies. To commerate the anniversy of the R.M.S. Titanic

The ship hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage at 11:40 p.m. and foundered four hours later, losing 1517 souls. A surprising number of people are still obsessed with this tragedy, and some will be honoring those who died in a special service to be held at the site of the tragedy – 400 miles out to sea south of Newfoundland.

A British tour company, Miles Morgan Travel, has chartered two cruise ships to perform this memorial service on the night of April 14th. They will remain at the site until the next morning to commemorate the time that Titanic stayed afloat – sinking on April 15th. More information can be found at their Web site

There are 3 types of cruises offered. For the American Travelers there is a cruise departing from New York . This cruise departs New York on the 10th April 2012 exactly 100 years to the day the Titanic departed Southampton. Our 8 night voyage of a lifetime on the up-market cruise liner Azamara Journey heads for Halifax and then to the site for the memorial service to commemorate the 100th year anniversary.

There is also a mini cruise which is for 5 nights and departs from South Hampton. The last of the 3 is the Memorial Cruise which departs from Southampton on 8th April 2012 the twelve night cruise on board the MS Balmoral and will follow the RMS Titanic’s original itinerary, passing by Cherbourg on the French coast before calling into the Irish port of Cobh. Indeed a  voyage of a lifetime.

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