Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral to retrace Titanic’s voyage.
On April 10, 1912 RMS Titanic, which was the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time, set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
In the early hours of April 15, 1912 she struck an iceberg and sank, killing some 1,500 passengers: an event that has gone down as one of the most significant and tragic in cruising history.
Fast forward to April 2012 when Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral will mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking with a five-night mini cruise.
Departing Southampton, Balmoral will first visit Liverpool, the same port of embarkation for many thousands of migrants and luxury travelers sailing on Titanic. Then, in Belfast, passengers will be able to visit the new six-storey Titanic Belfast, a visitors’ centre located on the site of the shipyard where Titanic was built.
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