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Titanic Memorial Cruise: Balmoral arrives in New York after completing its journey to mark disaster centenary


Titanic Memorial Cruise is finished as Balmoral ship has arrived in New York, after completing its journey to mark the centenary of the Titanic disaster.

The ship left Southampton on 8 April, and traced the route of Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage.

The MS Balmoral held a ceremony above the wreck on 15 April, exactly 100 years after the Titanic sank.

Many of those on board the memorial cruise had connections to the 1,500 people who lost their lives on Titanic.

Paying passengers from 28 countries had booked tickets for the cruise, many years in advance.

Balmoral cruise ship has arrived in New York after completing its journey to mark the centenary of the Titanic disaster

Balmoral cruise ship has arrived in New York after completing its journey to mark the centenary of the Titanic disaster

The organizers had tried to recreate many aspects of the famous ship’s original journey.

This included a stop at the Irish port of Cobh, which was known as Queenstown when Titanic called there in April 1912.

Some of the passengers dressed up in period costume during their 12-day journey, and the MS Balmoral’s menu included dishes inspired by those served on board the Titanic