It’s about time for adventurous souls all over to plan uber-creepy trips, like ghostly haunted houses, corn mazes full of ghouls, and, oh yeah, the Titanic Memorial Cruise.
That’s right. For almost a century there has been a melancholic fascination with the tragic sinking of the “unsinkable” that occurred on April 15th, 1912. This fascination has fueled dozens of books, documentaries, and that movie starring that guy (what’s his name again?). But now this enthrallment has gotten a little, dare we say, morbid.
On April 8th, 2012, the Titanic Memorial Cruise will set sail from Southampton, England, Titanic’s initial port. From there it will visit Cobh, Ireland, Titanic’s last port of call, and will continue on towards Halifax, N.S., Canada. Its final destination (hopefully) will be New York City.
The cruise will start out fairly normal. Besides the Titanic lectures, there’s a casino, some chic bars, and entertainment along the way that you would expect to find on Royal Caribbean. It’s not until April 15th at 2:20 a.m. when things start to get a little strange.
At this time, there will be a memorial service at the exact GPS coordinates where the ship sank commemorating the 100th anniversary of this tragedy. Guests aboard the boat will pay tribute to all while simultaneously freezing their butts off for the full experience. All in all the trip sounds like a once in a lifetime, educational experience with a gothic edge, but hey, whatever floats your boat (hopefully, once again).
To reserve your spot for the 2012 voyage, check out the cruise’s website. For an adventurous experience with a less eerie edge, check out our Adventure Cruise outfitters ratings. —Michelle Faber; Photograph courtesy of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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