Not Claustrophobic, With $60K? See the Titanic
Trip of a lifetime takes you to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2011 4:15 PM CST
In this undated file photo provided by Ralph White, the bow of the Titanic at rest on the bottom of the North Atlantic, about 400 miles southeast of Newfoundland.   (AP Photo/Ralph White)

(Newser) – If your favorite line from all of cinema is "I'm the king of the world," this opportunity to be king of the deep will probably delight: a two-week cruise, whose highlight is a dive to see the Titanic. Yep, the Titanic that sits at the bottom of the Atlantic, off Newfoundland. The New York Times reports on the unusual voyage, which is run by Deep Ocean Expeditions and brings you beneath the surface in a small submersible that seats three and has tiny portholes to peer through; it costs a not-so-slim $59,680. Some 80 people are expected to make the two-mile journey toward the center of the earth, the interest particularly high in advance of the 100th anniversary of the April 15 tragedy.

It's an eight- to 10-hour dive, and one that's far less luxurious than the rest of the holiday: It gets pretty darn cold, and there's no toilet. But on the upside, Deep Ocean Expeditions promises to let travelers "look down into the cavern where Titanic’s famous grand staircase was once located." For those whose Titanic interest is high but whose funds are a little lower, there will be other ways to get in on the action, including cruise ships that plan to sail to the exact spot where the ship went down.