The Titanic shipwreck in the North Atlantic


Undersea expeditions cost more than 100T US dollars per person


ENGLAND – Do you want to have a tour of the most famous shipwreck in the world that lies two miles from the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean?

Well, you’ll have to shell out US$105,129 to see for yourself the wreckage of the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Britain-based travel company Blue Marble Private is offering an eight-day tour of the wreck site in May next year with Newfoundland in Canada as jump-off point. The first voyage to the wreck of the mighty luxury liner is already fully booked, according to Blue Marble.

According to a press release from the travel company, the cost of the tour is equivalent (after inflation) to a first class passage US$4,350 on the Titanic’s first, and sadly its last voyage, from Southampton, England to New York.

When Deep Ocean Expeditions last brought visitors to the Titanic’s wreckage in 2012, it only charged US$59,000, CNN reported.

So how will Blue Marble Private customers take a tour of the Titanic’s remains?

They will ride a purposely-constructed submersible made of titanium-and-carbon-fiber to the Titanic’s final resting place, which was discovered by explorer Robert Ballard and his team nearly 32 years ago.

Visitors will given a tour of the ship’s deck, bow, bridge and the cavern where the grand staircase was once located.

Blue Marble Private founder Elizabeth Ellis said there will be an opportunity for the tourists to “explore Titanic’s massive debris field, home to numerous artifacts strewn across the ocean floor, nearly undisturbed for over a century.”

Tourists of the shipwreck better hurry though because the wreckage only has 15 or 20 years to remain where it is before it’s completely devoured by “extremophile bacteria” that was discovered by scientists five years ago. GAC/Expat Media


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