More people have been to space or summited Mount Everest than those who have visited the wreck of the Titanic. For intrepid travellers (with the purse strings to match), Blue Marble Private is offering the opportunity for a select number of explorers to see the Titanic up close.
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The Titanic has long-captured the imagination of people from all over the world, both before and after her ill-fated, incomplete maiden voyage. On the 14th April 1912, just days from completing her first crossing from Southampton, England to New York City, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg, and soon after, sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where she remains to this day.
Since the Titanic’s rediscovery in 1985, only a handful of expedition dives have been made, mostly by Titanic director James Cameron. As tragic as the love story between Jack and Rose was, it is nothing compared to the true story of this ship and her passengers and crew. Oceanographers have indicated there are microbes on the ship’s metal hull that are gradually eating it away, so that it may have disappeared within the next 20 years. For those enamoured by the Titanic and her story, time is running out to see her, making this expedition truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Blue Marble Private
The London-based luxury travel company, Blue Marble Private, has collaborated with OceanGate Expeditions to design a boutique tour to take passengers and a crew of experts 13,000 feet below the sea’s surface. Using a custom-designed submersible made of titanium and carbon fibre, passengers will be able see the Titanic for themselves, up-close and personal.
The price of this expedition comes in at a cool $105,129, which, when accounting for inflation (according to Blue Marble Private) is the equivalent of the $4,350 passengers paid back in 1912 to book a first-class ticket on the Titanic.
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