Sailing the Titanic’s Atlantic Crossing with Rod Stewart

It may surprise you to learn that Rod Stewart is really into Titanic history. This is why he has mentioned his interest in next year’s controversial cruise which plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ships unfortunate demise.

This 12 day cruise departs Southampton, England on the 8th of April, 2012. The 1,230 passenger Balmoral has been chartered to follow the original route of the RMS Titanic. There will be a planned memorial service at 2:20am over the point on the ocean floor where she rests on the 15th of April, to coincide with the time she went down. There is also a 2nd cruise departing from New York out to Halifax, where she sank and then coming back.

Rod Stewart has said “I would very much like to be on the ship doing the Titanic run,” However he is also aware that his wife suffers from seasickness when traveling on the Atlantic and said she prefers nice relaxing Caribbean cruises. This just means he might have to go on the cruise by himself.

Tickets for the memorial cruise are likely to cost in upwards of £8,000 ($12,000 US) per person, which shouldn’t be an issue for Rod who just signed at multi-million pound two-year residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. However he might have to pull a few celebrity strings because the agency Miles Morgan Travel who has chartered the ship has the sailing listed as “waitlist.”

Rod was asked if he’s nervous about following such an unlucky voyage. He said: “Tempting fate? Things have moved on since 1912. None of the icebergs come down that far south anymore, and if they did, they’d blow them up.”

Organizers of the cruise have had to endure some negative feedback about a cruise that appears to be trying to cash in on a very tragic event in our history. But officials have promised the planned tributes would be respectful.

While not everyone can afford a luxury cruise of this magnitude, Destination Oceans does offer many inexpensive European river and Greek river cruises to fit both your interests and budget.


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