Cruise Ship History: SS Balmoral cruise ship to trace RMS Titanic route.
Let’s do a little cruising in the past aboard the SS Balmoral.
The MS Balmoral in heavy seas. For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship would be eating some bad shellfish at a local port. For the unlucky passengers aboard the British cruise ship Balmoral, their 10 days of basking in the lap of luxury went awry when the ship encountered 50 ft. seas and 60 mph gale force nine winds. The Balmoral encountered the rough seas when attempting to transit the Bay of Biscay during a storm. According to reports, two passengers had to be taken to a hospital in Spain with broken bones.
Have you ever dreamed of taking an adventure vacation steeped in maritime history? Consider this unique opportunity: The Titanic Memorial Cruise on Balmoral, a 1,350 passenger cruise ship leaving Southampton, England on April 8, 2012.