ARE THE RMS TITANIC TOURISTS ABOARD THE MS BALMORAL AND OTHER MEMORIAL CRUISES GHOULISH AND FOOLISH?

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CRUISE HISTORY: ARE THE RMS TITANIC TOURISTS ABOARD THE MS BALMORAL AND OTHER MEMORIAL CRUISES GHOULISH AND FOOLISH?

Universal Pictures “Newsreel” of the RMS Titanic…

Where has the tourist demand to re-live a painful historical ­moment come from?

Reality shows?

Good luck to the tourists on MS Balmoral to re-enact the Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage.

Passengers on the MS Balmoral kill time having a drink in the observation lounge  waiting to reach the site where the Titanic sunk.  Seas look fairly rough.  

The promenade deck on the RMS Titanic.  Did this passenger survive?  

With 1,309 passengers aboard, the MS Balmoral will follow the same route as the Titanic and organizers are trying to recreate the onboard experience minus the disaster from the food to a band playing music from that era.

The RMS Titanic sailing to a rendezvous with death.  

We just hope when the MS Balmoral gets 375 miles south of Newfoundland the “tourists” will be greeted by 1,514 ghosts putting on a haunting apparition show to mark 100 years of ghoulish exploitation of their deaths.

A passenger on the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship reenacts the famous pose of actress Kate Winslet from the film “Titanic”!

Passenger dressed aboard the MS Azamara Journey  USA memorial Titanic cruise dressed as an officer says goodbye to New York on Tuesday.

Passengers enjoy a drink at the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship, prior to the gala dinner in the Atlantic Ocean, Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

Passengers use disinfectant to clean their hands as they arrive for a gala dinner at the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship, in the Atlantic Ocean, Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  Today’s cruise-ships are far more disease ridden than the Titanic it seems.  

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About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…