Stacey asked us to post our gift recommendations for the holiday season. But if I do that, people will know what they're getting from me. So instead, I thought I'd help out you generous souls and offer a suggestion or two for me, in case you were stumped.
I want a cruise to the Titanic.
As reported in an article in today's issue of The New York Times and in honor of the April 2012 centennial of the sinking, Deep Sea Expeditions is offering their customers the opportunity to participate in one of the last cruises and dives to the most famous shipwreck in the world. The 12-13 days cruise costs $59, 680 and includes the following: " [a] dive on MIR submersible for scientific expedition tour of the RMS Titanic wreck; accommodations aboard the support ship; one night accommodations in St. John's; orientation meeting; three meals daily (starting with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with breakfast onboard the support ship on disembarkation day); activities within the program: lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; baggage handling, amenities/gifts, personal video memento." It does not include transportation to the ship or your bar tab.
(This is not their most expensive package. They also offer the "20,000 Leagues Under the Atlantic" cruise, which follows the adventures in Jules Verne's book across the North Atlantic, lasts 35 days, and includes 15 Mir dives. Price tag: $375,000.)
I will take lots of pictures for you and bring you a souvenir baseball cap from the ship. Also, you can be sure nobody else will have gotten me the same thing. Finally, you won't have to wrap it.
Just an idea. I'd also like a Snuggie if that's easier.