This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which claimed over 1,500 lives and inspired a movie that ruined an entire generation’s understanding of the word “romantic.” While there are no living Titanic survivors, the phrase “too soon” still comes to mind when you read about the Titanic Memorial Cruise.
This cruise is currently taking passengers on a macabre reenactment of the Titanic’s voyage from its April 8th launch from Southampton to its planned arrival in New York City with a stop over the ship’s wreckage in the North Atlantic at 11:40 PM on April 14th – the moment the Titanic hit the iceberg – for a memorial service.
If all that isn’t weird enough, there are some reports that passengers plan to dress up as Jack and Rose.
Although it’s hard to believe people would want to tempt fate and indulge in this creeptastic recreation, the damn thing pretty much sold out. Apparently, the company behind the cruise, Miles Morgan Travel, is onto something. It turns out they’ve included a basket of promotional items for the passengers that quell any fears of a repeat tragedy.
(I did make that up.)
What’s the use of booking a first class ticket and getting into a lifeboat if the keys to your BMW are at the bottom of the North Atlantic? Available in several bright colors, you’re sure to see it floating among the drab wreckage. Suggested taglines include: I survived the largest peacetime maritime tragedy, and all I got was this awesome keychain. Losing your spare set – now THAT would be a tragedy!
Clinging to the side of a floating piece of wood? Waiting for the RMS Carpathia? Keep those frosty digits ready to wave for help! Using hand warmers when your entire body is submerged in 31 degree water… there’s got to be a metaphor for that.
Keep the kids entertained and stave off frostbite for a few extra hours with the squishy playfulness of the Cruise Boat Stress Reliever! The kids will be entertained, and you’ll have been able to hang onto at least one earthly possession. Iceberg sold separately.
You can keep an eye on the time while you tread water with the Water-Resistant Silicone Sports Watch! Now in 10 different colors including Frostbite Black and Seasick Green!
If you’re going to give priceless jewelry to a cheating girlfriend, the customized floating container with key ring makes sure you can recover it after she flees with her new lover! Space for one necklace and a lifetime of regrets.
Until next time, keep expanding your brand!
What do you think of the Titanic Memorial Cruise? Is it a freaky tempting of fate or an honorable tribute to those who were lost in a horrible accident? Sound off in the comments below!