On Board The Strange Titanic 100th Anniversary Memorial Cruise

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Photo: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

It’s nice to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, if it is done in a way that’s respectable to those who were lost that fateful night.But honouring the Titanic by re-enacting its voyage just seems like a terrible idea.

The MS Balmoral Titanic set sail earlier this week, exactly 100 years after the RMS Titanic departed from Southampton. It’s already encountered some rocky waters (literally).

30-foot waves rocked the boat shortly after departure. Then, a BBC cameraman who was documenting the cruise suffered a heart attack and the ship was forced to turn around. The crew hopes to resume course soon, according to MSNBC.

The ship planned on having a memorial service on April 15 over the spot where the Titanic sank, but that’s likely to be delayed.

The ship has 1,309 passengers aboard, who are mostly historians, relatives of those who perished, and relatives of survivors.

Here is the MS Balmoral Titanic. From the outside, it doesn't look much like its namesake.

But as you get closer you see some similarities. Everyone is waving goodbye to those left on land.

Tickets for the 12-night cruise originally cost $5,000; some were later discounted to $1,000.

The passengers tried to make it as authentic as possible by dressing up.

Inside, you see the great staircase really resembles the Titanic's original interior.

It's the Unsinkable Molly Brown's doppelganger!

Guests have been offered dishes to eat that were served on the Titanic.

The ship had lifeboat drills in case another disaster arises.

There are violins on this ship, too. Here's hoping it's not a prelude of what's to come. We hope everyone gets home safely.

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