Titanic tragedy unites east and west

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The Azamara Journey has set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia bound for the Atlantic and the spot where one hundred years ago the Titanic sank.

The Canadian port has close links with the disaster and has been keeper of many of the vessels memories.

Two days after the sinking a steamer set sail from Halifax with a minister and an undertaker on board with a cargo of ice, coffins and canvas bags.

She returned to her home port with 190 bodies having buried many more at sea, the first of four Canadian ships to sail to where the Titanic has gone down.

Azamara Journey will link up with the MV Balmoral which sailed from Southampton. Passengers some of whom are descendants of those who perished will take part in a memorial service.