We’ve all seen the film, we all remember that iconic scene with Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslett, and of course who could forget Celine Dion crooning her way through ‘My Heart Will Go On’? But there is a lot more to the story of the Titanic than James Cameron’s box-office sensation, and our renowned
service will take you as close as you can get to the great ship’s spiritual resting place in Southampton, the port where it began its first and last commercial voyage.
Built in Belfast, the fated vessel was the finest ship the world had ever seen, with first-class tickets costing more than £30,000 in today’s money. It took to the seas from Southampton’s White Star Dock on 10th April 1912, and five days later struck an iceberg and sank, a disaster that sent shockwaves around the world. Nowhere was the tragedy more closely felt than in Southampton – most of the crew on board the ship were from the coastal city, and over 500 Southampton households lost at least one member. The Titanic catastrophe had a huge impact on the city, and its legacy is still visible today.