The Titanic sank over 100 years ago but it’s still a major draw.
The feature film Titanic from 1997, written and directed by James Cameron went on to gross over $2 billion. When it airs on TV, I have a hard time turning it off.
There are also Titanic artifact exhibits which bring in crowds.
However, for some, seeing the iconic ship on the big screen or even seeing relics from it isn’t enough.
If you’d like to get up close with the Titanic wreckage, a luxury travel company- Blue Marble Private will be offering tours at an astronomical price. The cost is $105,129 per person for the 8 day trip. (The cost is around double what it cost than in 2012 with Deep Ocean Expeditions.)
The trip will start in Canada in May 2018 “and transport participants in a submersible to the wreck site, where travelers will have as many as three days of diving, up to three hours a day, to examine the ship, which rests 12,000 feet below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean,” according to Yahoo News.
If you have the cash to spare, there’s a bit of bad news. The first trip is sold out! The good thing is that the trip may go again in the summer of 2019.
And if you’ve had the burning desire to see the Titanic wreckage, there might not be much time left. A study from 2016 found that bacteria could destroy what’s left of the ship by 2030. (Don’t worry though, a new Titanic might sail in 2018…)
While I do think it would be amazing to see the Titanic wreckage, two thing will keep me from this kind of trip- a lack of $105,00 to spare and the fact that I get bad cases of seasickness!
Find out more from Yahoo here.