Titanic tourism is here and it will cost a pretty penny

RMS Titanic

If you like your vacations with a little diving, a little adventure and a hearty dose of sadness then tour operator Blue Marble Private has got the perfect trip for you.

In May next year, they’ll begin running eight-day excursions exploring the famed RMS Titanic, which lays 13,000 feet under the North Atlantic Ocean, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Groups of nine will begin their adventure by flying by helicopter or seaplane from St John’s, Newfoundland to the expedition support yacht set somewhere above the wreck.

There they’ll learn all about the ship’s workings, take part in orientation sessions and can reportedly assist the crew in planning a dive and operating the sonar. The pièce de résistance, though, is the chance to climb into a specially designed submersible and explore the remains of the Titanic itself.

The adventure is set to cost $105,129 per person, which adjusted for inflation, is equivalent to the $4,350 a first-class passenger would have paid to sail on the Titanic’s one and only voyage in 1912.

[Daily Telegraph]