Tourists looking for one-of-a-kind adventure are in for a treat. A British company is offering trips to the sunken RMS Titanic.
Tourists wanting to book a unique vacation have to look no further than Blue Marble Private. The British company is offering the trip of a life time starting with 2018. What it proposes is a one-of-a-kind, 8-day vacation that will take tourists form the coast of Newfoundland in Canada, to the 4,000 m below the Atlantic Ocean to be among the few who visits the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic.
The cruise will be available for a limited number of travelers and the company has partnered up with Ocean Gate Inc. to devise the 8-day adventure that will be offered for groups of nine tourists. They will reach the wreck by a specially designed titanium and carbon fiber submersible, guided by a group of experts. During the trip, divers will be able to see the ship’s deck and famous grand staircase. The company notes that fewer people have seen the sunken Titanic than have been in space or walked Mount Everest.
If all goes according to plan, further trips will be available in 2019. According to the Telegraph, the price for such a unique journey amounts to $105,129 per person, the equivalent of £86,500. The same sources say that the sum, adjusted for inflation, is the same as that paid by first class passengers that boarded the Titanic on its maiden voyage.
The RMS Titanic remains synonymous with maritime disaster. The British passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.2,224 passengers and crew were recorded aboard. More than 1,500 died in the waters of the Atlantic, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
It is said that when the liner broke in two, there were still some 1,000 people aboard. When entering service, the Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time, was operated by the White Star Line, and was built in the shipyard of Belfast. Thomas Andrews, the liner’s architect, died in the accident. Titanic was considered a technological marvel in its time.
The wreck was first located over 70 years after the sinking. It is situated some 370 miles (600 km) south-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland and at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3,800 m). The two parts of the ship are at 600 meters apart and the bow is still largely recognizable and has a great deal of preserved interiors. Since its discovery, several expeditions were organized and a total of 140 people, tourist and scientists, have visited the wreck.