A UK adventure travel firm has announced the launch of eight-day tours to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Blue Marble Private says the bespoke voyages will begin this coming May and take guests on a trip 4,000 metres below the waves to the watery depths and final resting place of the fabled shipwreck.
The London-based travel operator says the number of people on each tour is restricted to nine. The first leg of the trip is a 600km transfer from Newfoundland Island in eastern Canada to the support boat and the site of the wreck.
The descent to the Titanic will be in a custom designed submersible craft fabricated from high-strength carbon and titanium. Guides will take three people at a time down in the submersible for Titanic grand tours which cover all the highlights including the main staircase and the dining room.
Blue Marble says people embarking on Titanic wreck voyages need to be adventurous by nature and will enjoy a unique experience which will remain a treasured memory for life. The company has not so far released exact itineraries or prices for Titanic holidays. Travel experts say a trip for one is likely to be at least £80,000.
Less than 200 people have visited the RMS Titanic since she sank on her maiden voyage to New York almost 117 years ago. Almost two-thirds of the 2,224 people on board the ship perished after she hit an iceberg four days after departing from Southampton.