PHOTO: Soon you will be able to see the Titanic, for a very handsome sum. (Photo via Flickr/Amanda Slater)
Over 100 years since it sank into the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic is again accepting guests.
The Telegraph reports tourists will actually get the chance to see the famed Titanic as it rests on the ocean floor.
Of course, these won’t be just any tourists. These will be the kind of tourists that come clinking and clanking down the hall with gold coins in their pockets. The report states that the trip, offered by way of Blue Marble Private, will run you $105,129 per person.
As The Telegraph notes, it’s as expensive to travel to the Titanic as it was to travel by way of the Titanic: “There is a greater significance to that cost than might be immediately apparent, however. Adjusted for inflation, the price is equivalent to the $4,350 a first-class passenger would have paid to sail on the Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912.”
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For that money, you are getting an experience akin to the one offered that adorable old lady in James Cameron’s “Titanic,” and she had a priceless necklace to throw into the ocean, so we imagine you are doing well enough to throw some money at seeing this ship up close and personal.
The report paints quite the amazing opportunity, which will commence with available diving trips in 2018.
According to The Telegraph, Blue Marble Private will whisk nine people from St. John’s, Newfoundland to an expedition yacht near Titanic’s resting place. You will get there the way anyone with Scrooge McDuckian levels of cash would—by helicopter.
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From there, you will be immersed in the ins and outs of the expedition and all the crucial details behind Titanic and its fate.
By day three, officials will take three people at a time to the depths below. That is where you will see one of the most iconic ships in the world’s history. Then, you will be able to say you are one of the few to have been so close you could almost see where Jack held Rose at the front of the ship.
Because paying a handsome sum isn’t enough, the report also states that you will be put to work like some sort of discovered stowaway: “Blue Marble Private’s clients will be expected to contribute to the mission (if even in just a cursory way) by assisting with sub-sea communications and undertaking basic tasks.”
That’s a small price to pay for one of the world’s truly unique experiences.