Yeah, that dollar amount ain’t no typo. Blue Marble Private, a luxury travel company, is offering expeditions to the site of the sunken Titanic starting in May 2018 for US$105,129 (99,220 Euros).
According to Kathryn Curzon at Scuba Diver Life, the lucky tourists will fly via helicopter or seaplane from St. John’s, Newfoundland to a yacht keeping station above the Titanic site. Nine people have already booked their spots for the first trip.
The reason behind that exact price is that a first-class ticket for the Titanic’s fateful first voyage cost US$4,350 at the time, which is now $105,129 when adjusted for inflation.
Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Expeditions — which created the submersible that will be used to dive down to the Titanic, says:
“Since her sinking 105 years ago, fewer than 200 people have ever visited the wreck, far fewer than have flown to space or climbed Mount Everest. This is an incredible opportunity to explore one of the most rarely seen and revered landmarks on the planet.”
The submersible will be able to take three passengers per trip to the bottom, and those not in the submersible will be able to help operate the sonar and underwater navigation systems, according to Curzon.