Relive Titanic’s maiden trip on Lake Wakatipu

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Queenstowners can relive the maiden voyage of the Titanic – without the sinking bit – next month. 

Queenstown Event Management is organising a fun-filled ‘Save the Titanic’ cruise night aboard Lake Wakatipu’s iconic steamer the TSS Earnslaw on April 14. 

The night out is dated to mark 100 years to the day since the Titanic – on its fateful voyage from England to New York – struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. It sank resulting in the deaths of 1517 passengers. 

Queenstowners are being asked to form groups of four to 10 as teams for the event which will involve trying to uncover the person onboard responsible for causing the ship to sink. 

A string quartet will play during the ride to Walter Peak where guests will enjoy dinner. A live band will entertain during the return journey. 

Queenstown Event Management’s Vicky Jenkins says: “Part of the inspiration for organising this is the fact the TSS Earnslaw was built the same year as Titanic and will be 100 years old in October. 

“It would be great if this event could highlight the TSS centennial and get people thinking about it but essentially ‘Save the Titanic’ is a standalone event.” 

Tickets are $115 a pop or $828 for eight people or $1035 for 10 – it will run from 7pm till midnight.