Saturday, November 19, 2011

Travel to Atlantic to Celebrate Titanic's Drowning Centenary Next Year

It will be 100 years on  April 14 at 2.20am 2012 since drowning of the famous giant luxury liner RMS Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean on that cold and shivering night of April 14 at 2.20am, 1912. The movie "Titanic" released awhile ago, though based on pure fiction, brought to fore the glory and luxury of the ship which sank on its maiden journey to New York.

Left: Sailing RMS Titanic - Right: Drowned Titanic (Photos: Corbis) 
In order to commemorate the centenary of the tragedy, plans are afoot to take tourists on exactly the same route and stop at the point of drowning of the ship exactly at 2.20 AM on April 14, 2012. Already two cruisers have been booked and travel agencies are planning more and more ships to take tourists to Atlantic.

One travel company has even gone a step ahead - charging an eye-watering $66,257 (£41,784) to dive down to the wreck itself. The 15-day 'exclusive' dive expedition - scheduled to take place from June to August next year - will offer Titanic 'fans' the chance to see the ship's eerie remains 12,500ft below the surface of the Atlantic.

Full Story: Mail Online