That would be incredibly accurate... waking on the morning of April 15, after dawn, to see icebergs floating nearby. The technology on ships these days will keep us quite safe, but to feel the cold air, see the icebergs, and know this is what the survivors on Carpathia saw 100 years before... it could only add to the authenticity of the experience.
I didn't find that amusing. This cruise will go to the wreck site to perform memorial services, broadcast images to schools on three continents, and to honor those who died in the waters.
Just an FYI, there are many memorials to those who perished at the WTC site, and I myself have been there to reflect and give homage to those who perished.
On this trip are passengers from the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Ireland, and from the states of Alaska, Connecticut, NJ, MD, NC, SC, FL, IL, CA, MA, Missouri, and LA. Several other states are represented as well who are going for many reasons.
I'll be attending as one of the speakers. It will be an amazing time, and is is conciderably cheaper than the other Titanic memorial cruise that will be departing from England, and there will be so much going on. I think it will be much more hands on, activity centered than the trek out of Southampton.
This cruise will be extra convenient for me, as it will depart from Boston, and I just happen to live in Boston.
Here is the website of the Titanic cruise 2012 out of Boston:
Throughout the voyage Titanic researchers will give presentations on various aspects of that fateful night in 1912. Some will discuss the ship, others the passengers...
One person made a dive to the wreck a few years ago and will discuss that experience, and another is an avid collector of Titanic memorobillia and will give a presentation on that topic. I worked for several years at the Titanic Artifact Exhibit, and that will be my topic of discussion....
I heard more of a chance now due to global warming - the bergs are floating more to the south than they used to.
I find this comment amusing as it serves so well to highlight the absurdity surrounding global warming. Ice was in the path of the Titanic that fateful Sunday in 1912 because it had been an unusually warm winter and the bergs and pack ice had drifted further south then was normal.
So here we have a case of unusually warm weather over 100 years ago, that contributed to one of the greatest maritime disasters in history. Too bad Al Gore wasn't around he could have just blamed the whole thing on global warming and then there wouldn't have been a need for two separate legal inquiries in two different countries in to the cause of the disaster.
Your ignorance of the world around you is showing. Maybe you should go back and re-read my comment. I didnt say the sinking 100 years ago was because of global warming. Just repeating a news story that I heard. I suppose the polar bears are dying of starvation because they don't feel like hunting? It probably has nothing to do with the fact that the polar ice is melting.
I'm sure your expertise and scientific qualifications on global warming make your "absurd" opinion correct, and thousands of scientists worldwide wrong.
We have two categories sold out, limited availability in several, but plenty available at this moment. Already this morning, the website has over 400 hits just from the press release of the Educational component.
We will release information about our Titanic 2012 Memorial within the month, after we get reviews from descendants of Titanic passengers. So far, with the responses we've received, it has been unanimously supported.
Azamara has been tremendously supportive and willing to make this an incredible trip for our guests on board. I've learned a lot about the cruise industry behind the scenes, and appreciate their willingness to work with us.
Although the ships are going to the site of the Titanic wreck - you won't see the Titanic since it is underwater almost 2 miles deep.
There is a company that plans on sending down a submersible on the same day - but this is not yet affiliated with the Balmoral and Azamara Journwey which are planning on doing this voyage.
In the submersible are scheduled to be Sir Richard Branson and Kate Winslet (who starred in the movie). Hopefully the submersible will be taking some pictures and sensding them to the surface, but there is no guarantee.
I wish i knew how to advertise it better. The local newspapers did a small story, but not enough to get it to the AP, where it would go worldwide. We did have a nice article in the USA Today online edition (the website had 1500 hits in just 48 hours). If any of you have suggestions, I'll be forever grateful, and treat you to a bottle of wine if you sail with us! :-D
I did indepth articles about this for FoxBusiness and FoxNews.com on more than one occassion.
This trip from Boston includes an excursion in Halifax, and will have descendants from actual passengers of Titanic on it. For one of the three memorial services, the Azamara band on board will play some of the same songs the actual Titanic band played.
Last edited by Kuki; April 26th, 2012 at 01:29 PM.