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The 12-night cruise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the White Star liner. Organizers said people from 28 countries have booked passage, including relatives of some of the more than 1,500 people who died when the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912

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Stephen and Judy Keast of Melbourne, Australia arrive wearing period costume before boarding the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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Three generations of the Free family from London and Manchester -- Graham, Marilyn, David, Ethan, 10, Rosie, 5, Jaki and Stan (L-R) wear period costumes while queuing to board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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People wave at the MS Balmoral cruise ship as it leaves for the Titanic memorial cruise from Southampton, England, Sunday, April 8, 2012.

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Bernadette and Brice Christie of Grande Prairie, Alberta stand with Canadian flags as the Titanic Memorial Cruise leaves port in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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Mary Beth Crocker Dearing and her husband Tom Dearing from Newport Ky. pose for the media in period costume as they wait to board the MS Balmoral cruise ship in Southampton, England, Sunday, April 8, 2012.

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Maritime artist James Allan Flood (2nd L) of Del Ray Beach, Florida arrives wearing period costume to board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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Passengers wearing period costume queue to board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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Eight month old Alisa Dounaeva of Godalming is held by her mother Lorna while seeing off her grandparents on the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012. The cruise is to retrace the voyage of the ill-fated Titanic liner, which hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Carmel Bradbam and Andreas Stovic , both at left, from Adelaide, Australia drink champagne as they sit in a mock up of a first class dinning table of the Titanic in the check in area for the MS Balmoral's Titanic memorial cruise in Southampton, England, Sunday, April 8, 2012.

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John Philip (C) of South Coast, New South Wales, Australia adjusts his period bowler hat while donning a life jacket, during a drill on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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Sisters Terri Williamson, left and Tracie Brelsford from Washington state in the US pose for their photograph as they sit in a mock up of a first class dinning table from the Titanic in the check in area for the MS Balmoral's Titanic memorial cruise in Southampton, England, Sunday, April 8, 2012.

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Titanic Memorial Cruise leaves port in Southampton, England April 8, 2012. The cruise retraces the voyage of the ill-fated Titanic liner, which hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912.

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Titanic Memorial Cruise leaves port in Southampton, England April 8, 2012. The cruise retraces the voyage of the ill-fated Titanic liner, which hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912.

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Megan Zubok (R) and Evan Perelekos of Detroit, wearing period costumes, arrive on the Balmoral cruise ship for the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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A priest gives communion during an Easter Sunday religious service on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012. The cruise is to retrace the voyage of the ill-fated Titanic liner, which hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912.

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A priest gives communion during an Easter Sunday religious service on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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Sharon Sutton of Dublin (C) waves an Irish flag as the Titanic Memorial Cruise leaves port in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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John Philip of South Coast, New South Wales, Australia adjusts the life jacket of his sister, Ann Breust of Canberra, during a drill on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012.

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