Titanic Anniversary Cruise Sells Out

1,350 passengers, 500 crew to set sail from Southampton, UK
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2012 9:14 AM CST
Undated artist impression showing the 14 April 1912 shipwreck of the British luxury passenger liner Titanic off the Nova Scotia coasts, during its maiden voyage.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It seems about 1,350 brave souls are willing to tempt fate big-time: Every passenger slot on the MS Balmoral's Titanic Memorial Cruise has been booked. The ship will depart on April 8 from Southampton, UK; steam toward 41°43'57"N, 49°56'49"W; and spend two days on the spot where the Titanic sank 100 years ago, on April 15, 1912. It will then (fingers crossed) continue on the Titanic's intended route, to Halifax and then New York City.

NPR notes that relatives of those who sailed on the Titanic will be in attendance, and a 2:20am memorial service will be held on the fateful night. Bummed to miss out on the trans-Atlantic adventure? The company is also offering a roundtrip cruise out of NYC that will meet up with the Balmoral at the infamous location; a slot will run you anywhere from $4,900 to $14,850. Click to read about another Titanic-related journey ... that takes you far below the surface. (Read more Titanic stories.)

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