April 15, 2012 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic’s tragic sinking. Even 100 years after the fact, the Titanic still captures the imagination of people all over the globe. With its 100-year commemoration approaching, many people are going to be remembering the Titanic in various ways.
Many people will be going to their local cinema to watch the famous film “Titanic” which is being re-released in 3D. The film is set to open in cinemas nationwide on April 6.
Robert Ballard, the scientist who found the Titanic in 1985 using small submersible watercraft, has been working to open a museum exhibit in New London, CT. The exhibit features interviews with descendants of some of the workers who built the ship, then went down with her on that fateful night.
There are also two commemorative cruises that will travel the path of the ill-fated ship. Passengers can choose whether to sail from Southhampton or New York, both ships leaving port in April. Passengers aboard the vessels can attend lectures on the ship, or experience period dining, dress, and attend a memorial service for those who lost their lives.
However, there are a few who are choosing to visit the Titanic in person. A luxury concierge firm has offered tickets running at $60,000 that will allow people a seat on a deep sea submersible that will take them to the actual site, allowing them a once in a lifetime chance to see the Titanic up close and personal. In a TV interview, the firm said that they came up with the idea when a client asked them if they could send him to see the ship. The trip to the bottom of the ocean takes roughly 2.5 hours, and then spending roughly three to four hours exploring the ship. You can see the interview here.