In case no one has noticed, the movie TITANIC is coming out again next month to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. It will be shown in an unchanged but dramatic version of 3D as well.
Two cruises that will be sailing to celebrate the anniversary are scheduled to embark on the seas in April as well. The first one is already sold out, and the other is 70% sold, but the remaining cabins are on sale for 50% off. Imagine, 50% off!
The ship leaves April 10th from New York City, the same day the Titanic embarked on its trip from England in 1912.
It was stated that many of the Titanic Memorial Cruise are bookings from New York and are made up of many of the descendants of the crew and passengers that were on the Titanic. Both ships will feature lectures from Titanic historians.
In other headlines, USA Today cruise news reported that every vacationer boarding any cruise ship will be briefed on safety before it sets sail under a new industry-wide policy announced Feb. 2nd, 2012.
In a joint statement, the U.S. based, Cruise Lines International Association, Europe-based European Cruise Council and UK-based Passenger Shipping Association, indicated the new policy would apply across the board to their members, which include every major cruise line in the world.
Also known as muster or emergency drills, safety briefings on ships normally last about 30 to 45 minutes and start with passengers assembling in designated “muster” stations. Crew members then explain the safety procedures of the ship, including what to do and where to go in an emergency, and how to find and put on a life jacket.
The new policy “is designed to help ensure that any mandatory musters or briefings are conducted for the benefit of all newly embarked passengers at the earliest practical opportunity,” the cruise organizations said in a statement.