Rod Stewart’s Sailing will take him to danger spot?

Rod Stewart – who once sang Sailing – has revealed his secret ambition is to follow the route of The Titanic, only without the hitting the iceberg and sinking bit. The singer is desperate to join a special cruise to mark 100 years since the tragic trip.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is running a trip to mark the occasion. The MS Balmoral will carry 1309 passengers, the same as the Titanic, and set off from Southampton on April 12 next year.

It will arrive at the same spot that the Titanic – built by Harland and Wolff, parent company of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines – at April 14 exactly 100 years after the ship hit the iceberg.

A memorial service will be held at 2.20am on April 15, to coincide with the time the it went down.

In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Rod, 60, said: “I would very much like to be on these ships that are going to be doing the Titanic run.”

But he added that he was likely to be taking the trip alone. “I can’t get my wife to go because she suffers from seasickness on the Atlantic -- she prefers a nice Caribbean cruise.

“So, I might just go on my own. One ship is going from Southampton to New York and staying on the exact route going over where the Titanic went down, and the other one is going from New York out to Halifax where the ship sunk and back again. I’m just in the middle of choosing which one I’d like to do.”

Tickets for the gloomy trip are likely to cost up to £8000, but this isn’t likely to cause a problem for Rod, who has just singed up for a multi-million pound two-year residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

And the man who sang Some Guys Have All The Luck, reckons he will be fine following such an unlucky voyage. He said: “Tempting fate?
Things have moved on since 1912. None of the icebergs come down that far south anymore, and if they did, they’d blow them up.”


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