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Titanic Memorial Cruise

Titanic Memorial Cruise

WHAT was going through the minds of people on-board the Titanic on that fateful night on April 14/15 exactly 100 years ago tonight is difficult to imagine.

Sitting in my cabin at 11.40pm tonight as the Captain Robert Bamberg gave his address and announced the start of two minutes silence I visualised myself hearing the ship hit an iceberg and then experiencing the chaos that followed.

I soon began to feel the horror of putting on my life jacket, making my way though the corridor and pushing my way through crowds of people toward the lifeboats.

Yesterday the electricity failed for a just few seconds while I was in one of the ship’s lifts. That was long enough as I started to imagine being stuck in the lift while the ship was sinking. There’d be no way out.

It took a conscious effort to snap myself back to the present and focus on the purpose of the silence.

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Titanic Memorial Cruise

Duke of Wellington pub, Southampton, England – a great place to enjoy a pie with peas and a pint of beer before setting sail on board the Balmoral for the Titanic Memorial Cruise in April 2012.

Titanic Memorial Cruise

Thousands of people welcomed the Balmoral cruise ship to the Irish town of Cove (known as Queenstown in 2012) where the Titanic made its first port of call.

Titanic Memorial Cruise

Buskers in Cove, Ireland.

Titanic Memorial Cruise

Titanic dinner inspired by the original menu; 5th course, Filet Mignons Lili.

Titanic Memorial Cruise

Titanic Memorial Cruise service 100 years on from that fateful night in 2012.

Halifax, Canada

Visiting the graves of Titanic victims in Halifax, Canada.

Titanic Memorial Cruise

Cruising into New York at dawn, one of the first sights was the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Titanic Memorial Cruise

Time to visit Times Square before leaving New York en route to Australia.

 

 

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