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Passengers Mark Titanic Anniversary By Taking Historical Cruise From NYC To Canada

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A memorial ship is ferrying passengers from New York to Canada to visit the graves of those who perished on the Titanic.

The Azamara Journey cruise left New York City's Pier 88 Tuesday evening for Halifax, Nova Scotia. That's exactly 100 years after the Titanic left Southampton, England.

1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon Speaks With Passengers Going On The Cruise


Passengers will visit a cemetery where 150 victims of the Titanic are buried. The ship will also feature lectures about life on board the doomed ocean liner and hold a memorial service at sea.

"I just wanted to be part of the group that honored these people," one passenger told 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon.

"We just saw an exhibition at the National Geographic museum on the Titanic, so we're keeping up to date," said another woman.

Ticket prices have dropped in recent weeks from about $5,000 per person to just $1,000 per person. Another ship is retracing the route of the Titanic.

"It's a chance to be part of history. The Titanic was one of the most famous maritime disasters ever and there's just something about it that stays with us," said another woman going the journey.

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