Thursday, September 9, 2010
As you are waiting to board at the entrance of the Titanic Exhibition, you can't help but start humming in your head Celine Dion's, 'My heart will go on' and some how you expect Leonardo di Caprio to greet you as you move into the ship. (but not to be ladies!)
You will receive a boarding pass of a passenger that was actually on the ship at the time. It will tell you what class that person was traveling, a brief history of the them and why they were aboard the Titanic to America.
The Titanic was embarking on her maiden voyage from Southampton London on April 10th 1912. The ship had only sailed 4 days when it collided with an iceberg. 1500 people died and only 700 survived.
On September 1st 1985, 73 years after she sank, the Titanic was found 4 kilometres on the bottom of the ocean. To this day, artifacts are still being recovered from the ocean floor and many are on display at this Exhibition. It's hard to believe that some of them are still in good condition and its a sad reminder of what happened that April morning in 1912
As you come to the end of your journey, there is a board of all passengers that lived or died that day.
Fortunately for Caitlin and I ......we both lived.
Well worth seeing and a great history lesson, and NO you won't run into Leo, but you can have your picture taken on the famous staircase and imagine he is with you!! (ahhh..how romantic!)