On 14 April 1912, the ‘unsinkable ship’ did just that; 100 years on, people around the world are commemorating the tragedy
Belfast, Northern Ireland
From 31 March, £13.50
Shaped like the hulls of four shining vessels, Titanic Belfast – Northern Ireland’s long-awaited new museum (above) – remembers the city’s eminent shipbuilding past. Events are planned for launch day, including a party overlooking Slipway No. 2, where the RMS Titanic was put together.
Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Events throughout 2012
Cobh, Titanic’s final port of call, is putting on an expansive programme of events. Highlights include a Titanic Dinner, a fleet review and a 1912-themed St Patrick’s Day. Also, walk the Titanic Trail and see the pier from which boats set off to deliver passengers out to the fated ship.
St Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada
Take a 2.5-hour trip to spy some of the 600-plus icebergs that drift south from Greenland along the Canadian coast. Watch out for humpbacks and orcas too, and listen to the bergs creak and groan.
Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada
14-15 April, mostly free
The closest landmark to the Titanic wreck site is Cape Race, home to the wireless station that, at 11.49pm on 14 April 1912, received the sinking ship’s distress signal.
Celebrate Newfoundland’s role in saving 700 passengers as it re-enacts the vital communications effort of that night with working vessels.
St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Got a spare £38,000 knocking around? Then you could join a 12-day cruise from Newfoundland, packed with academic lectures, marine biology lessons, five-star dining and a ten-hour dive to the Titanic’s wreck in a Russian MIR submersible. It takes 2.5 hours to hit the ocean floor, some 12,500ft below the surface; you’ll spend several more exploring the ship’s eerie, skeletal remains.And if you’re not a Russian oligarch, there’s always the movie.
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