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98th Anniversary of RMS Titanicís Sinking
Thu Apr 8, 2010 09:31
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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor
Commemorates 98th Anniversary of RMS Titanicís Sinking

Guests Invited to Share the Experience of Titanicís Voyage and Passengers

During Series of Events April 12-18

For Immediate Release

Las Vegas, NV Ė Enter into a journey of life on board Titanicís maiden voyage and experience the tragic series of events that unfolded in the icy waters of the North Atlantic in 1912. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition invites guests to see the artifacts, hear the stories, walk the deck, feel the iceberg and share the experience through a series of events April 12 Ė 18. Visiting guests can enjoy complimentary guided tours, specialty drinks, a survivorís party, high tea and the chance to win a grand prize package. Guests can also pay tribute to Titanicís passengers by sharing condolences and laying flowers at the Memorial Wall where the names of all 2,228 passengers and crew are displayed.

ďThe story of Titanic and her maiden voyage is one that continues to resonate with audiences around the world,Ē states Katherine Morgenstern, Vice President of Public Relations, Premier Exhibitions, Inc. ďHonoring the legacy of Titanic on the anniversary of the sinking is just one more way for each of us to celebrate the Shipís history and keep the memory alive for generations to come.Ē

Anniversary events at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition include:

∑ April 12 Ė 15: Receive a more in-depth understanding of the Shipís account and the passengerís stories with complimentary guided tours at 5 and 8 p.m. with paid admission.

∑ April 13: Tacos & Tequila (T&T) offers a complimentary drink or appetizer to Exhibition guests who show their boarding pass.

∑ April 15: T&T hosts a survivorís party to feature specialty drinks and dining discounts to guests who show their boarding pass.

∑ April 16: Visitors who receive John Jacob Astorís and Madelyn Astorís boarding passes upon entrance win a private tour, Titanic gift basket, complimentary dinner at T&T, complimentary entrance and drink at Minus5 Ice Lounge, and VIP card for Luxor nightlife.

∑ April 18: Experience Titanic-style culture inside Fusia on the Atrium Level with an afternoon high tea. Guests can socialize with friends as they enjoy an assortment of delicious teas, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as entrance into the Exhibition for just $49.

The fate of those who survived and perished on April 15, 1912 became one of the most heartrending stories of all time. The ďunsinkableĒ Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage carrying the dreams of thousands of passengers ranging from the social elite to the common worker, each one boarding the Ship for an exciting adventure without suspecting what was to come. Just four days after setting sail, Titanic struck the infamous iceberg puncturing the hull and flooding the lower compartments. It took only two hours and 40 minutes for Titanic to sink, with an estimated 1,500 passengers perishing in the tragedy.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor provides visitors with the opportunity to become a passenger as they move through expanded Exhibition galleries and view more than 20 never-before-seen authentic artifacts including gaming chips, passenger personal papers and decorative sections from Titanicís famed Grand Staircase. Experience the Shipís historical journey in chronological order: from the construction yards, her launch, first and third class room re-creations, the Promenade Deck, the Grand Staircase, the fated sinking, to modern day recovery efforts.

Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are $27 for adults, $20 for children, $25 for seniors and $24 with a Nevada ID. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the last tickets being sold at 9 p.m. Become a Facebook fan by visiting Facebook.com. Please call 702-262-4400 for more information or visit http://www.Luxor.com.

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