I have copied the press release (below) from Rachel O’Reilly PR. All the details are there and I know people are keen to book a Titanic cruise. So here is another opportunity.
New Titanic centenary cruise goes on sale due to worldwide demand
With just over one year to go until the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic on 15 April 2012, organisers of the Titanic Memorial Cruise have confirmed a second historic cruise will depart New York City next year.
Starting today (7 April), guests can book the eight-night charter voyage departing from New York on 10 April 2012 on the deluxe 694-guest Azamara Journey, which will feature a series of Titanic historian lecturers (http://www.titanicmemorialcruise.com).
With a new ITV mini-series about the liner’s final hours penned by Downtown Abbey writer Julian Fellowes due to be broadcast alongside the centenary, organisers of the original Titanic Memorial Cruise have had a surge of interest from people who want to be part of the memorial.
On the April 15 anniversary, guests on Azamara Journey will join the 1,309 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, England, sold out last October, and now has people on a waiting list.
Azamara Journey will call at Halifax, Nova Scotia, which has one of the most moving and intimate connections with the Titanic disaster, becoming the final resting place of many of her unclaimed victims. Guests will have the opportunity to visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery where victims of the sinking are buried.
“Demand for the cruise has been extraordinary. Our original Titanic anniversary cruise departing from Southampton aboard Balmoral sold out last Autumn to over 1,300 people from 24 countries so we have people flying from all over the world to be part of it,” said Miles Morgan, managing director of the Titanic Memorial Cruise. “Many passengers either had relatives on the Titanic, or have a lifelong fascination with the story. We are expecting that Azamara Journey, with only half the Balmoral’s capacity, will sell quickly.”
The exclusive charter aboard Azamara Journey offers guests a European-boutique hotel ambience with fine cuisine, wines from around the world, and health and fitness programmes.
Prices start at $4,725 per person (£2,911), for two people sharing a cabin. Suites start from $6,750 (£4,159) per person, with additional luxuries such as English butler service and a private portrait sitting. The price includes all meals and wine with lunch and dinner.