Titanic Memorial Cruise to Retrace Titanic's Path

| by Michael Allen

Editor's update: As of 3:15 p.m. Monday, the Balmoral was been delayed due to strong winds.

The cruise ship Balmoral steamed out of Southampton, England on Sunday to retrace the route taken by the Titanic, exactly 100 years ago, when more than 1,500 people died.

Many of the passengers sailing to New York on the Titanic Memorial Cruise are relatives of those who lost their lives when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912.

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The memorial cruise will include a stop at the spot where the Titanic went down. Passengers and crew will take part in a remembrance service.

The operators of the Balmoral have set out to reconstruct shipboard life as close to what it was like on the Titanic. Some of the passengers are wearing vintage 1912 clothes (picture above) and a live band will play music from the era.

With 1,390 passengers on board, the Balmoral is operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Its parent company Harland and Wolff, built the Titanic in Belfast, Ireland.

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