Party like it’s 1912 at Titanic VIP nite — this Thursday!

April 9, 2012

UPDATE: Titanic VIP Nite is sold out. See you smarties who got tickets there!


Like all seemingly good ideas, the concept for the Titanic was conjured up over cocktails. In 1907, J. Bruce Ismay and Lord James Pierre decided to build the vast vessel along with two sister ships, the Olympic and the Britannic, for a line of the largest luxury ships ever built.

Titanic VIP Nite

We all know how that ended:

Join us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking in the most appropriate way possible – with a cocktail party.

Guests at Titanic VIP Nite can experience life aboard the ship as first or third-class passengers, although this is one case where you might not want to keep it classy.

Go the sophisticated route and sashay through first-class to the music of a string quartet, where schmancy hors d’oeuvres inspired by the first-class menu await. Then when you’re tired of all that restrained schmoozing, rub elbows with the rougher folk down in third class. There, a Celtic Rock band will have you dancing the jig in no time.

Also onboard? Captain Smith and the famous Mrs. Molly Brown. Be sure to chat up these two characters and ask them about their experience aboard – but be sensitive, and remember that Captain Smith went down with the ship.

For tickets to the festivities that include food, entertainment, cash bars, character actors, after-hours access to the 100th anniversary artifact exhibition and a complimentary swag bag for the first 300 arrivals, click here.

Authored By Caroline Gallay

Caroline was the Digital Media Editor at HMNS from 2012 to 2013. She was responsible for telling the Museum’s story online. You could find Caroline on the site profiling characters around the museum and making sure you knew what the what was going on around this crazy/awesome place.

9 responses to “Party like it’s 1912 at Titanic VIP nite — this Thursday!”

  1. Allison Cook says:

    I will be there! I am a Titanic lover and this is the best way I could ever think of to celebrate the 100th year anniversary. I will be in black to also morn those who lost their lives. I am so excited. Is it Thursday yet?!? 🙂

  2. Allison Cook says:

    I meant mourn. Ugh me and spelling. I am blamming it on the excitement!

  3. Pedro Crestani says:

    Hello, i would like to go to the Party Nite – Titanic – but i did not have a chance to buy my ticket by web page…?? Can i have my opportunity to take my ticket direct on the Place where the event will be held?
    Please, advise-me..

    thanks a lot


  4. Walt says:

    Huh. I guess 100 years must be enough time to pass to remember a great loss of life and throw a party without most people thinking it insensitive.

    Hey, how about a jumbo jetliner crash party? You could eat inflight meals and watch a bowdlerized movie from last year on a tiny screen while you sit in a cramped chair! That’s reenactment!

  5. Caroline says:

    Hi Pedro,

    I’m sorry, but Titanic VIP Nite is sold out. Make sure to check back in with us so you can make our next event!


  6. Caroline says:

    Hi Walt,

    If you have visited our exhibit, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, you probably know that it makes great effort to emphasize the human experience aboard the Titanic and the human impact of her sinking. It’s a somber exhibition and, in fact, very emotional for some.

    Our VIP Nite is a celebration of the culture of the era, and certainly not meant to make light of what was obviously a great tragedy.

    Hope that helps to clear our intentions up.


  7. Leslie says:

    Do you think there will be many people dressed in Edwardian fashion?

  8. Caroline says:

    We hope so!

  9. Brooke says:

    Is there a dress code for this event? Thank you!

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