Coming up in April it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  We know the story – the largest most luxurious ocean liner in the world called “unsinkable”, sank in a matter of hours when it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage.  Nobody would have believed it if you put out a book with that story – just too far fetched.  But it happened.

Some of the richest and most famous people in the world were on the Titanic for that cruise.  Millionaire John Jacob Astor the 4th, a silent film star, a Broadway producer, the owner of Macy’s, a presidential aide. They were all lost.

But there’s a memorial cruise set for April that will set sail on April 8th, just as the Titanic did.  It will leave from Southampton, England just as the Titanic did and it will carry exactly the same number of passengers – 1309.  This time the ship will have enough lifeboats for everybody on board and they’ll try to avoid any icebergs.

The 12-night cruise will visit the site where Titanic sank for a memorial service.  It will also take passengers to Halifax, Nova Scotia where many of the victims of the Titanic are buried.  The trip will end in New York City. 

They’ll be offering some of the same food and drinks served on the Titanic and anybody who wants to can wear some of the same type clothing that was worn 100 years ago.

Prices for the trip start at $3900 and it’s sold out.  And just like Titanic, the cruise will have plenty of celebrities including Rod Stewart who’s signed up.  Many descendants of the victims will also be aboard.

There’s also a cruise headed the other way from New York to England at the same time.  Tickets for that cruise are still available.

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