Titanic Memorial Cruise 2012

Sam Warwick, and his father Commodore Ron Warwick, who was lecturing on the Titanic Memorial Cruise, left Southampton Docks on board the mv Balmoral on Sunday 8 April for the Titanic Memorial Cruise 2012.

Mv Balmoral leaving the berth

Passing the QE2 Cruise Terminal

The mv Balmoral being slower and smaller than the Titanic had to leave two days earlier to arrive over the wreck site at the appointed time. Carrying 1,309 passengers, the ship followed the same route as the Titanic and crossed channel to pass Cherbourg and then on to Cobh, (Queenstown), nr Cork, Southern Ireland.

During the Memorial Cruise Sam Warwick delivered a lecture on wreck diving, featuring the wrecks of the Ascania, Lusitania and Carpathia. ‘Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line’ was on sale on board and sold out during the voyage.

When the mv Balmoral arrived in New York Sam Warwick took part in two events to publicise Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line. The first event was a signing at Pisa Brothers Travel, New York on the 19 April.

The second event was advertised on the New York Times website and was a Talk and Signing at South Street Seaport Museum, New York on the 20 April. It is considered a great privilege to be invited to speak at this prestigious venue, and was sold-out with standing room only.