Deal watch: Last cabins on Titanic cruise are half-price – USATODAY.com
There are still cabins left on the second of two cruises that will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking this April.
The first cruise scheduled, the Titanic Memorial Cruise, sold out more than a year ago. The second one, scheduled last September, leaves April 10 from New York City, the same day the Titanic embarked on its doomed journey from Southampton, England, in 1912.
U.K. travel agent Miles Morgan, the organizer of both sailings, said the second cruise is 70% sold out, and that the remaining cabins are on sale for 50% off.
The eight-night Titanic Anniversary Sailing, on the 710-passenger Azamara Journey, will visit Halifax, Canada, where passengers can visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place for many of Titanic’s victims, before arriving at the exact site of Titanic’s sinking on April 14, when memorial services will be held.
A final commemoration will take place at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, marking the 100th year anniversary of the ship’s sinking, and paying tribute to the passengers and crew that perished. The vessel returns to New York on April 18.
The sold-out Titanic Memorial Cruise, on Fred Olsen Lines’ 1,230-passenger Balmoral, departs Southampton, England, on April 8, and will follow the ship’s original route westward across the Atlantic to New York.
Strange Random Titanic Quote:
“Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, “No, thank you,” to dessert that night. And for what!” – Erma Bombeck (U.S. humorist, 1927-1996)
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