Titanic: World’s Most Famous Ship’s Last Call to Vancouver

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The Grand Staircase in the first-class section is one of the most recognizable features of the ocean liner.(Nikao Media)

The RMS Titanic may be holding its last exhibition in Vancouver as Premier Exhibitions, owner of the largest collection of relics from the wreck is auctioning its assets.

Over a dozen movies have been produced since the Titanic tragedy striked in 1912.  The most famous of them all is Canadian filmmaker James Cameron’s 1997 Titanic.  

The epic romance and tragic movie won 11 Oscars, and surpassed US$2 billion in total lifetime gross worldwide.

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From theatre to television and animated musical, the RMS Titanic has been the topic of many films. (Nikao Media)

Two decades after the movie’s release, many questions remain unanswered about the real-life wreck.  The remnants still lie 13,000 feet below water, about 370 miles off the Newfoundland coast.

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard told National Geographic he discovered the ship in 1985 while on a top-secret military mission.

Premier Exhibitions is closing in on the sale of its assets in a bankruptcy proceeding, wrote The Maritime Executive last week.

Some of the artifacts salvaged from the ship wreck are currently on exhibit at Lipont Place in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

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The tanning process of leather made the bag resistant to decay (self-decomposition by microorganisms) and swelling. (Nikao Media)

Captivating Artifact Exhibition

The intriguing and beautifully set up exhibit features real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor.  Along with the artifacts are room re-creation and personal histories. Each highlighting a different episode in the compelling story of Titanic’s maiden journey.

The British passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York City.

An estimated 2,222 people including passengers and crew were onboard.  Over 1,500 died in the ocean liner operated by White Star Line.

The full-scale exhibit sets feature replicas such as, the first-class hallway, first-class cabin, third-class cabin, boiler room and watertight door.

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The first class hallway reflected White Star Line’s brand for superior comfort, opulence and subtle elegance. It resembled the decor and experience of a British country manor or luxury hotel. (Nikao Media)

Visitors can board the Titanic using a replica White Star Line boarding pass belonging to an actual passenger, touch an iceberg, and learn about artifact recovery and conservation.

The ship captain stands by the life size image of the famous grand staircase welcoming visitors to the exhibit.

The impressive staircase is one of the most luxurious appointments on the ship.

It was inspired by the staircase at Belfast City Hall, which can be visited at Donegall Square in Belfast, Ireland.  Shipbuilding company, Harland and Wolf constructed the Titanic in Belfast.

Food on Board

The fine crockery and menus tell of the lavish lifestyle onboard the Titanic.  The ship was stocked with tons of food and drink.

To name a few, 40 tons of potatoes, 75,000 lb. fresh meat, 40,000 eggs and 15,000 bottles of ale, according to titanicfacts.net.

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There were 57,600 pieces of crockery on board the RMS Titanic. (Nikao Media)

The exhibition opened on June 23, 2018 and will run until January 11, 2019.   Audio guides are in various languages.

Tickets are CAD$17.95 for adults, CAD$13.95 for youth (Ages 5 – 12).  For more information, go to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.