Titanic Memorial Cruise

Karlee Weiler

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In earlier posts, I noticed some people werent wanting to book a cabin on the memorial cruise because of the price issue. That currently is my problem because I would be traveling by myself. Is any one is interested in sharing a room to make the price half way cheaper? I would much rather go with another Titanic follower. I am dedicated to go on the cruise, but I am not some rich kid that can just drop that kind of money on the spot!
 

Bill Willard

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There are single travelers (both male and female) looking for someone to share a room with on the memorial cruise departing from Boston.
 

Karlee Weiler

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just curious, it says that it will be sailing to the spot of the wreck, will it run into the other memorial cruise ship? (i know it probably will) but just thought id ask. and how long will the ship be at this spot? from 1140 to 220 or until the next day anyway. just curious =)
 

Bill Willard

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The itinerary calls for the Journey to be on site from mid-morning April 13 until mid-afternoon April 15. The Balmoral's schedule calls for it to be there from 4 PM on the 14th until 4 AM on the 15th. The Journey's schedule will depend on the weather and sea conditions at the site, of course. The Journey, with the partner expedition ship, will be there when the Balmoral arrives.
 

Bill Willard

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This cruise offers things the other does not. They are retracing Titanic's route, which in a way would be an awesome trip. However living in North America, your costs would be even higher because you have to fly to Heathrow then take the train down to Southampton. One of our passengers priced the UK trip as high as $12,000 for just her, counting plane flights, etc. She can fly from Ohio to Boston, and back, and take a cab to the terminal and back for less than $250. That makes the US trip MUCH cheaper.

The US trip offers the expedition, the wreath laying memorial service, the Third Class Revelry Sessions, and much more! I hope you decide to be on the ship with the US group!
 

Karlee Weiler

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Oh most definitely. I priced the trip as well and it was about $12500 as well. I would have to win the powerball for that! As far as weather goes, (excluding hurricanes. ;) ) would the ship still travel to the site, just not do the submersible expedition? I don't know if I really worded that correctly!
 

Bill Willard

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our plan at this point is to be on site from the 13th-15th. With unsafe seas, we may have to modify the sailing to be at the site for a limited time on the 14th, late. The ROV cannot launch in really rough seas, but a large ship can handle moderate seas better than an smaller expedition ship. The Captain will make the decision. He knows the importance of this trip, and will, as long as all passengers are completely safe, have us there. The good news is that April is wayyyyy too early for hurricanes - we're safe from that threat!
 

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Bill, one of the other Listmembers may, also, wish to go on that voyage. He could join in the discussions, as he, like Tarn, had worked at one to the Exhibits.

I can check to see if he is willing to contact a single male traveler, and share a cabin.
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

9/17/10 - Charter for "Titantic 2012" On Azamara Journey
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Willtiger Corporation and Azamara Club Cruises are proud to announce Voyages! Titanic 2012, a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard Azamara Journey commemorating the historic maiden trans-Atlantic voyage of the RMS Titanic.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4486-91710-charter-for-qtitantic-2012q-on-azamara-journey.html

Comment: I think we know somebody mentioned in this article!
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Bill Willard

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We'd love to have everyone go with us! With just around 300 cabins left, and with the world-wide press release, there has been tremendous interest already. Emails to the website are numerous, calls to Azamara have been plentiful even though they aren't booking the trip, and over 4600 hits on the webpage after 2:00 PM yesterday. We have single-traveling males looking for someone to split a cabin with, and single-traveling females, too.
 

Karlee Weiler

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How would I come into contact with the females? I would like to book soon so I don't miss out! Is it almost double the price for single passengers?
 

Bill Willard

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We have the list of those who have booked as single travelers. As we begin to fill, more names come on the list, and we will try to establish communication between a single traveler and others, and let them see first, if they know anyone and the two of them share a stateroom, or second, allow them to contact someone and establish their own roomie. It may be a little tedious, but it will be worth it. The trip is being charged per cabin, so the price on the cabin is the same whether there are two people or just one person in it. One commonality of all the people who have booked so far - they have a great passion for Titanic. That bond alone will be a start for many new friendships made on this trip.
 

Bill Willard

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John, we'd welcome anyone who wants to be out there with us. People are criticizing us (as well as the Balmoral trip) saying we are making a mockery of this entire project. But anyone who knows me knows that I go to honor the people and event of Titanic, and to pay my respects at what my be my last visit to the wrecksite. We will enjoy the trip, and have wonderful times, and we enjoy the trip, but everyone who has talked to me via phone and via email is going for the same reasons - the right reasons - to honor and have a moment of personal reflection at this hallowed site. Come go with us.
 

Karlee Weiler

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Thank you so much for the information! I really appreciated it! As soon as I get the chance, I will be booking! And I am sorry that you are getting thrown under the bridge for doing something fantastic for all the U.S. followers of the Titanic. This trip will truly be the high light of my life, and others I suspect. Just thinking about being there to honor all those and be able to pay tribute in a way that could be life changing, it's an overwhelming feeling that I really cannot explain! So let them criticize you because you have ten times more people respecting you on the other side!
I was curious, there was one researcher that I noticed on the ET site that has many contributions, her name is Kristen Iversen. I would love to hear about her researches. I wanted to see if she was notified about the trip? I haven't seen her post anything on the board, or if you even have contact with her, but it's worth a shot asking!