Passenger Stephanie Hayes (R) and her grandson Patrick Druckenmiller, dressed in early 20th century period clothing, walk along the deck of the Azamara Journey cruise ship, in New York April 10, 2012. The Azamara Journey will sail for Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a Titanic Memorial Cruise where passengers will visit a cemetery where victims of the sunken cruise liner are buried.
Credits: REUTERS/Keith Bedford
The Azamara Journey left the RMS Titanic's original destination, New York City, on Tuesday, bound for the wreck site in the North Atlantic. It will arrive there Saturday, the 100th anniversary of the night the Titanic hit an iceberg and began to sink in icy waters.
Along the way, the 694-passenger ship stopped in Halifax, where more than 200 of the 1,517 deceased were brought for identification; 121 of them are buried at the city's Fairview Lawn cemetery.
The Azamara Journey docked Thursday morning and will stay overnight before departing for the site of the sinking.
Meanwhile, the MS Balmoral set sail from Southampton, England, on Sunday and will also retrace the ship's route, with a stop in Nova Scotia on its way to New York City. That cruise had to interrupt its journey on Tuesday because of a medical emergency on board.