We’re coming up on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which is one of the reasons the movie is getting a 3D re-release. But there’s also something else going on as well, the Titanic Memorial Cruise will be recreating the ships voyage, right down to the spot where it struck an iceberg.
The cruise will be undertaken by the MS Balmoral, which looks nothing like the Titanic, in case you’re wondering. Passengers are paying as much as $12,000 each to take the journey. Many of the passengers are actually relatives of victims and survivors from the Titanic. There are 2,000 passengers so far. Hell, a lot of them are going to be dressing up like they did during that time period. Not only that, but musicians are requesting to be the group that kept playing as the ship was sinking.
Now, could the Balmoral hit and iceberg? Possibly. But the man in charge says safety regulations and engineering on newer ships means there’s no chance an iceberg punctures the hull of the ship. I certainly hope not. If you want to honor those that rode the Titanic on its ill-fate voyage, a much cheaper option would be to see the release. [Chicago Sun-Times]