With so many events commemorating Titanic coming on, one has to be creative to get noticed. Groupon decided to go beyond the exhibits and dinners and offer a trip to the wreck fo $12,500, 79% off the full charge of $59,680. In case you have forgotten, the actual trip requires heading out to sea where you will take a 10 hour dive down to the wreck in a small submersible. Is it worth it? You decide. But Deep Ocean Expeditions states that this is the final year they will offer these trips.
An upcoming Glenrothes exhibition that will focus on Titanic (focusing on the Countess of Rothes) got an interesting surprise. A donor found a real Titanic 12 piece dinner service. Not a replica but the real thing from 1912. At first he wanted to donate it but was shown its true value (£4,500). Now it will be shown and then placed in a vault for protection.
The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that 80,000 tickets sold for the upcoming Titanic Exhibition. This is welcome news, the Telegraph reports, since it cost £90 million to build Titanic Centre.
Everyone is trying to cash in on Titanic these days. Len Goodman, famous in United States for Dancing With The Stars and in Britain for Strictly Come Dancing, is doing a three part series reports RTE. According to the news report, “Titanic with Len Goodman follows the ballroom legend as he travels to Belfast and Southampton and discovers the stories of victims and survivors.” Goodman, who once worked as a welder, learned that Titanic was more than just a ship. “The real story of the Titanic isn’t about a ship, it’s about people, and in making this series I’ve been lucky to meet some wonderful personalities who astonished me with their tales of how Titanic affected their families forever.”
Yesterday it was reported that the original Simpson letter is being returned to Belfast. This is good news. While the identity of the benefactor is not known, Titanic enthusiasts ought to cheer. And on St. Patrick’s day offer up a drink of thanks as well.