How Much Do You Think It Costs to Tour the Titanic? Nope, More.
In the grand tradition of planning vacations to places where a ton of people met their tragic ends—Civil War battlefields, Auschwitz, Chernobyl, the ruins of Pompeii—a London-based company is now selling diving tours of the Titanic shipwreck for 2018.
The last tourists to visit the Titanic did so in 2012 for almost $60,000 a ticket, according to CNN. This new excursion from Blue Marble Private costs upwards of $105,000 per person, which is supposedly the equivalent ticket price, with inflation, of what people paid to board the Titanic in 1912. For $105,129 a pop, seems like you ought to be able to run into James Cameron poking around down there, who will offer you a role in the next four Avatar sequels, which will somehow make buckets of money, recouping the cost of the Titanic tour. Not so. For $105,129 a pop, Blue Marble Private offers three days of diving with three-hour periods to explore the wreckage and surrounding site, which are, to be fair, beautifully draped in deep sea gunk. The eight-day excursions leave from Newfoundland, Canada.
If interested in visiting the watery graveyard of 1,503 drowned passengers, reserve those tickets now: The first tour is already booked solid, and the Titanic wreckage might be eaten away to nothing by Halomonas titanicae bacteria in 15 to 20 years.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.
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