“Deluxe” cruise sets sail from New York to the site of the 1912 sinking
A century after the Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage across the Atlantic, a second historic cruise is due to depart New York City on 10 April 2012. Guests can now book the eight-night charter voyage on the deluxe 694-guest Azamara Journey, which will feature a series of Titanic historian lecturers. On the 14 April anniversary, passengers will join 1,309 others aboard another Titanic Memorial Cruise, Balmoral, at the site of the original ship’s sinking for a memorial service. Balmoral, which will sail from Southampton, UK, sold out last October and has an extensive waiting list.
Azamara Journey will call at Halifax, Nova Scotia, which became the final resting place of many of the ship’s unclaimed victims. There, among a number of excursion options, guests will have the opportunity to visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery where victims of the sinking are buried. Prices for the luxury cruise do not come cheap, starting at $4725 (€3310) per person, double occupancy, while suites, which have additional amenities such as English butler service and a private portrait sitting, start at $6750 per person.