I’ve never gone on a cruise, I’m not in the market for one, and besides I can’t swim, but this caught my attention. My friend, Mary Grace, received an email for “50% off – The most unique cruise of 2012”: the Titanic 100th Anniversary Memorial Cruise.
This is a joke, right!? Perhaps a sick, morbid one, especially, as Mary Grace aptly pointed out, in light of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in Italy on January 13.
But, maybe not. Turns out there are a few passengers for whom the trip is part of their families’ histories, as I read on the cruise’s Press page, in the Passenger Quotes section. The cruise also boasts some historians, authors, artists and mariners who will give lectures aboard – a definite appeal to the history buffs out there. Ok, I get it now. Well, it’s a definite interesting choice for a cruise!
Updated, 11 April 2012: Titanic Memorial Cruise Runs Into Real Problems (lifehacker.com)