Memorial experiences and tours aren’t a new phenomenon and remain very popular with travelers. Tours of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial have long been a "must-see" for travelers to Hawaii, while Civil War battlefields such as Gettysburg draw history buffs and novices alike. More recently, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum has opened at Ground Zero and is a place for New Yorkers and tourists to reflect and remember.
On April 14, 2012, many will be remembering the lives lost 100 years earlier when the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank to the ocean floor. As morbid as it may be to some, others are clamoring at the opportunity to say "they were there" at the exact place and time when the tragedy occurred one century ago. A cruise set to mimic the Titanic itinerary from Southampton, England, to New York quickly sold out, and another date was added sailing roundtrip from New York.
This deal sails from New York to Halifax, Canada, where many of those who lost their lives are buried. The ship then sails to the actual coordinates of the Titanic for a memorial service. This $999-per-person deal sails on the luxury ship Azamara Journey for eight nights and saves 80% on the original rates for the cruise.
If this cruise isn’t your cup of tea, you can always head to theaters in April for the 3-D release of the Titanic movie instead.