The RMS Titanic is preserved in history for being one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters. As most know, she...

The RMS Titanic is preserved in history for being one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters. As most know, she collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage to New York while carrying over 2,200 passengers. The ship sank in the early hours of April 15th, 1912 taking with her the souls of more than two thirds of the passengers who were aboard. The ship’s wreck continues to lie at the bottom of the ocean floor, 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Titanic Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is the world’s largest museum to exhibit the ship’s history and it also offers a luxurious White Star Line experience.

This museum offers Sunday Afternoon Tea, which takes place in the museum’s Titanic Suite. At tea, we were served a three-tiered sweets tray filled with sweet and savory finger foods. Their delicious classic scones paired perfectly with generous helpings of fresh clotted cream and jam. Their seasonal menu also included Coconut Rhubarb Macaroons, Lemon Meringue Cheesecakes, Passion Fruit Trifles, Spring Pastel Éclairs, and more. Absolutely mouth watering! A selection of five teas were also offered: Titanic Luxury House Tea, Irish Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Pure Green Tea, and Pure Peppermint. Of the three I tried, my favorite was their Earl Grey which came mixed with rose petals. True to history, similar treats would have been offered to first-class passengers aboard the real Titanic.

The Titanic Suite also contains a replica of the ship’s grand staircase. You know, the one that Jack had Rose meet him at when he slipped her a note asking her to “make it count meet me at the clock.” Guests are welcome to take pictures on the stairs and admire the clock which is permanently set to the time the ship sank. While we sipped our teas from our White Star Line china a live jazz band performed for us, truly setting the mood.

Apart from afternoon tea, Titanic Belfast has other interesting attractions to offer. Its halls cover Titanic’s story in detail from the time the ship was built in Belfast city to the discovery of her wreck in 1985. The museum includes interactive displays, a shipyard ride and entry onto the last remaining White Star Line ship, the SS Nomadic.