Would You Spend $600 to See the Ocean Floor?

There’s no doubt that people love to take cruises. Why wouldn’t they? You get all you can eat buffets and luxurious lavish rooms to exciting destinations.

There’s another cruise that many could be interested in, but it has a hefty price tag.

According to the Cruise Lines International Association, by the end of this year, 25.8 million people will be expected to have taken a cruise.

The Crystal Spirit is a 62-passenger yacht that has butler service and special experiences. There’s also a special once in a lifetime ride that’s being offered in a sleek submersible that can dive as much as 300 meters towards the sea floor.

It’s not only air conditioned, but has a Bluetooth stereo system and can hold two guests and a captain.

According to Erik Hasselman, commercial director at the Netherlands-based U-Boat Worx, who made the sub, the cost of a new C-Explorer 3 like this starts at around $2.95 million.

Hasselman calls the ride in the sug, “a magic experience.”

“You simply submerge in a new world with the ease of stepping into your car and driving to the supermarket,” he says. “The view from the inside is virtually unimpeded, so you can see 360-degrees around, which makes you feel like you’re in an aquarium.”

For an additional $599 guests can travel this sub to go to the depths of the ocean floor.

John Stoll, vice president of land programs for Crystal, has said the sub is the first of its kind in the cruise industry. He said, “We pride ourselves on being pioneers in this space.”

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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