The arrival into New York City concluded an eastern seaboard cruise with a planned departure on Tuesday for a special chartered event.
The 694-passenger luxury ship will depart New York City at 5pm on Tuesday, to set out on a Titanic Memorial Voyage which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Departing on the exact day that the Titanic left from Southampton, England, the Azamara Journey will spend a day at sea while en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia. When in Halifax, the passengers will be able to pay their respects to the victims from the Titanic with a visit to the Fairview Lawn Cemetary.
When the Azamara Journey cruises from Halifax harbor to arrive at the resting place of the Titanic, there will be lectures throughout the day revolving around the history of the Titanic. The evening of April 14 will be spent in reflection leading up to the arrival at the location of the Titanic.
On Thursday, April 15 at 2:20am, there will be a memorial service in respect of the 1,517 passengers and crew who lost their lives on that fateful voyage. The Azamara Journey will meet at this historic location at sea with the Balmoral cruise ship which departed on April 8 from Southampton.
At approximately 4am, the Azamara Journey will turn around and cruise back to New York City to arrive on April 18. Once the passengers disembark, the ship will ready itself for an 11-night transatlantic crossing to Rouen, France, where the ship will spend the spring, summer and fall months in Europe.
Azamara Club Cruises‘ two ships, the Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest, cater to guests who appreciate a smaller luxury ship which I like to call, “upscale without an attitude.” With an excellent itinerary planning team, the Azamara Club Cruises’ ships call on more exotic ports call that many ships just cannot venture due to their size. Also, in keeping with the newest trend, Azamara Club Cruises has many itineraries with extended overnights or late night departures in a variety of destinations.
Source: Azamara Club Cruises
Photo credit: Azamara Club Cruises, Sherry Laskin, Miles Morgan Travel (route map)