Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City to Host Largest Exhibition of Authentic Titanic Artifacts This Summer

'Titanic: The Experience,' The Only Exhibition in the United States Featuring

Artifacts Recovered from Titanic's Wreck Site, to be Presented by RMS Titanic,

Inc. From May 29th to September 7th



Apr 15, 1999, 01:00 ET from RMS Titanic, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- RMS Titanic, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   SOST) and the Tropicana Casino and Resort announced today
 that the world's largest exhibition of Titanic artifacts will be presented
 exclusively at the Tropicana from May 29, 1999 through September 7, 1999.
 "Titanic:  The Experience" is the only exhibition in the United States
 scheduled for this summer which will feature artifacts recovered from the
 depths of Titanic's wreck site, 2 1/2  miles below the surface of the North
 Atlantic.
     "Nothing of this magnitude has ever come to Atlantic City, " said Dennis
 Gomes, President of Tropicana's Resort Operations.  "We are pleased to host
 this one-of-a-kind cultural, historical and educational experience at the
 Tropicana.  Visitors to Titanic: The Exhibition will be able to walk through a
 historic 'moment in time,' seeing these emotionally powerful and thought-
 provoking artifacts recovered from the world's most famous ship, while
 appreciating the science and technology which have allowed the recovery and
 preservation of the Titanic's artifacts."
     Throughout the exhibition, Titanic's artifacts will be intertwined with
 full sensory displays that place the relics in a context to convey the
 experience of those aboard Titanic.  A featured element of the exhibition will
 be the "Big Piece" -- a 20-ton, 26 foot by 20 foot section of Titanic's outer
 hull -- that was recovered from the debris field surrounding Titanic's wreck
 during RMS Titanic, Inc.'s 1998 expedition to the Titanic last August.
     "Titanic: The Experience" brings back to life the unforgettable tale of
 the world's most famous maritime disaster, from the grandeur and spectacle of
 her design, to the personal stories of her passengers, to the tragic night of
 April 14, 1912, and to her subsequent discovery and the recovery of her
 artifacts on the ocean floor.  Visitors to the exhibition will be able to re-
 live her mighty construction, preparation for sailing, launching and final
 farewells, while experiencing the human stories behind the artifacts recovered
 from Titanic, 2 1/2 miles beneath the ocean's surface.  At the center of the
 exhibition, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view Titanic as if they
 were part of an expedition team as they examine a 30 foot-long model of the
 Titanic wreck.  The exhibition also includes an 18 foot model of the Titanic
 as she set sail, and a display of the state-of-the-art technology and deep-sea
 equipment used in the recovery of the artifacts.
     In addition to the "Big Piece," which will be displayed immersed in water
 as its conservation work continues, "Titanic: The Experience" will also
 include the bronze cherub from the ship's grand staircase, the ship's main
 whistles, a port hole with glass intact possibly from Titanic's First-Class
 dining room, the ship's navigational bridge telegraph used to communicate the
 ship's speed from officers to the engine room, a 1,000 pound davit from which
 a life boat from the ship was lowered, a gilt chandelier, an unknown
 passenger's suit of clothes, eyeglasses in their case, a corked champagne
 bottle, an unopened bottle of olives, sheet music with its stand, a ship's
 purser's valise, a steward's jacket, silver dinnerware, fine china, gold
 coins, jewelry, and delicate paper objects such as a stock certificate and
 personal letters.
     "The story of Titanic has a captivating and emotional effect on all of
 us," said George Tulloch, President of RMS Titanic, Inc.  "Through viewing
 these objects recovered from the wreck of Titanic, together with the sights
 and sounds of the multimedia displays, abstract thoughts about Titanic become
 concrete, and the viewer is able to feel and experience a sense of the reality
 of this profound tragedy in a very personal and individual way," he said.
     The efforts of RMS Titanic, Inc., in its capacity as exclusive salvor of
 the wreck of the Titanic, prevents plundering of the wreck site for private
 individual gain.  In a June 1998 ruling, the Court commended the company for
 "maximizing the wreck's historical value and returning the wreck's artifacts
 to society for the general use and education of all mankind."  During the
 years 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993 and 1987, research and recovery expeditions
 conducted by RMS Titanic, Inc. have recovered approximately 5,000 artifacts
 from the Titanic wreck site.
     More than 4,000,000 people have attended exhibitions of the company's
 Titanic artifacts throughout the world in venues such as St. Paul, Minnesota;
 Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo and other cities in Japan; Boston, Massachusetts;
 Hamburg, Germany; St. Petersburg, Florida; Memphis, Tennessee and at the
 National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.  More information about RMS
 Titanic, Inc. is available at its web site at www.titanic-online.com .
     "Titanic:  The Experience" hours will be from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, daily.
 Tickets are $13.95 for adults; $12.95 for seniors; and $6.95 for children ages
 5-11.  Children under age 5 will be admitted for free.  Discounts are
 available for schools, camps and other group sales.  Tickets for specific
 dates and times can be purchased in advance at the Tropicana Box Office (609-
 340-4020) or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420.  A special Titanic Room
 package is also available, which includes tickets to Titanic: The Experience
 plus dinner and drinks for $64.50 per person for a one-night stay and $104.50
 per person for a two-night stay.  This special room offer will be valid Sunday
 through Thursday from June 1 to June 30, 1999.
     RMS Titanic, Inc. was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of
 the Titanic by a United States Federal Court order in 1994, reconfirmed again
 in 1996. The court award includes the exclusive rights to own objects
 recovered from the Titanic wreck site.  The United States Federal Court
 recognized that RMS Titanic, Inc. has taken responsibility for the historical
 preservation of the wreck through its conservation of recovered artifacts and
 its commitment to keep the artifacts together as a collection for public
 exhibition, without sale to private collectors.
     In addition to historical information contained in this press release,
 certain matters discussed above are "forward-looking statement" intended to
 qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements
 can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will
 include words such as the Company "believes," "anticipates", "expects," or
 words of similar import.  Similarly, statements that describe the company's
 future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements.  All of
 these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those
 currently anticipated, including, but not limited to, possible delays in
 implementation of the Company's future expedition and exhibition plans, or
 difficulties that may be encountered in successfully consummating  licenses
 for its audio-visual rights.  Shareholders, potential investors and other
 readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the
 forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements made herein are
 only made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no
 obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect
 subsequent events or circumstances.
 
 

SOURCE RMS Titanic, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- RMS Titanic, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   SOST) and the Tropicana Casino and Resort announced today
 that the world's largest exhibition of Titanic artifacts will be presented
 exclusively at the Tropicana from May 29, 1999 through September 7, 1999.
 "Titanic:  The Experience" is the only exhibition in the United States
 scheduled for this summer which will feature artifacts recovered from the
 depths of Titanic's wreck site, 2 1/2  miles below the surface of the North
 Atlantic.
     "Nothing of this magnitude has ever come to Atlantic City, " said Dennis
 Gomes, President of Tropicana's Resort Operations.  "We are pleased to host
 this one-of-a-kind cultural, historical and educational experience at the
 Tropicana.  Visitors to Titanic: The Exhibition will be able to walk through a
 historic 'moment in time,' seeing these emotionally powerful and thought-
 provoking artifacts recovered from the world's most famous ship, while
 appreciating the science and technology which have allowed the recovery and
 preservation of the Titanic's artifacts."
     Throughout the exhibition, Titanic's artifacts will be intertwined with
 full sensory displays that place the relics in a context to convey the
 experience of those aboard Titanic.  A featured element of the exhibition will
 be the "Big Piece" -- a 20-ton, 26 foot by 20 foot section of Titanic's outer
 hull -- that was recovered from the debris field surrounding Titanic's wreck
 during RMS Titanic, Inc.'s 1998 expedition to the Titanic last August.
     "Titanic: The Experience" brings back to life the unforgettable tale of
 the world's most famous maritime disaster, from the grandeur and spectacle of
 her design, to the personal stories of her passengers, to the tragic night of
 April 14, 1912, and to her subsequent discovery and the recovery of her
 artifacts on the ocean floor.  Visitors to the exhibition will be able to re-
 live her mighty construction, preparation for sailing, launching and final
 farewells, while experiencing the human stories behind the artifacts recovered
 from Titanic, 2 1/2 miles beneath the ocean's surface.  At the center of the
 exhibition, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view Titanic as if they
 were part of an expedition team as they examine a 30 foot-long model of the
 Titanic wreck.  The exhibition also includes an 18 foot model of the Titanic
 as she set sail, and a display of the state-of-the-art technology and deep-sea
 equipment used in the recovery of the artifacts.
     In addition to the "Big Piece," which will be displayed immersed in water
 as its conservation work continues, "Titanic: The Experience" will also
 include the bronze cherub from the ship's grand staircase, the ship's main
 whistles, a port hole with glass intact possibly from Titanic's First-Class
 dining room, the ship's navigational bridge telegraph used to communicate the
 ship's speed from officers to the engine room, a 1,000 pound davit from which
 a life boat from the ship was lowered, a gilt chandelier, an unknown
 passenger's suit of clothes, eyeglasses in their case, a corked champagne
 bottle, an unopened bottle of olives, sheet music with its stand, a ship's
 purser's valise, a steward's jacket, silver dinnerware, fine china, gold
 coins, jewelry, and delicate paper objects such as a stock certificate and
 personal letters.
     "The story of Titanic has a captivating and emotional effect on all of
 us," said George Tulloch, President of RMS Titanic, Inc.  "Through viewing
 these objects recovered from the wreck of Titanic, together with the sights
 and sounds of the multimedia displays, abstract thoughts about Titanic become
 concrete, and the viewer is able to feel and experience a sense of the reality
 of this profound tragedy in a very personal and individual way," he said.
     The efforts of RMS Titanic, Inc., in its capacity as exclusive salvor of
 the wreck of the Titanic, prevents plundering of the wreck site for private
 individual gain.  In a June 1998 ruling, the Court commended the company for
 "maximizing the wreck's historical value and returning the wreck's artifacts
 to society for the general use and education of all mankind."  During the
 years 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993 and 1987, research and recovery expeditions
 conducted by RMS Titanic, Inc. have recovered approximately 5,000 artifacts
 from the Titanic wreck site.
     More than 4,000,000 people have attended exhibitions of the company's
 Titanic artifacts throughout the world in venues such as St. Paul, Minnesota;
 Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo and other cities in Japan; Boston, Massachusetts;
 Hamburg, Germany; St. Petersburg, Florida; Memphis, Tennessee and at the
 National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.  More information about RMS
 Titanic, Inc. is available at its web site at www.titanic-online.com .
     "Titanic:  The Experience" hours will be from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, daily.
 Tickets are $13.95 for adults; $12.95 for seniors; and $6.95 for children ages
 5-11.  Children under age 5 will be admitted for free.  Discounts are
 available for schools, camps and other group sales.  Tickets for specific
 dates and times can be purchased in advance at the Tropicana Box Office (609-
 340-4020) or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420.  A special Titanic Room
 package is also available, which includes tickets to Titanic: The Experience
 plus dinner and drinks for $64.50 per person for a one-night stay and $104.50
 per person for a two-night stay.  This special room offer will be valid Sunday
 through Thursday from June 1 to June 30, 1999.
     RMS Titanic, Inc. was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of
 the Titanic by a United States Federal Court order in 1994, reconfirmed again
 in 1996. The court award includes the exclusive rights to own objects
 recovered from the Titanic wreck site.  The United States Federal Court
 recognized that RMS Titanic, Inc. has taken responsibility for the historical
 preservation of the wreck through its conservation of recovered artifacts and
 its commitment to keep the artifacts together as a collection for public
 exhibition, without sale to private collectors.
     In addition to historical information contained in this press release,
 certain matters discussed above are "forward-looking statement" intended to
 qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements
 can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will
 include words such as the Company "believes," "anticipates", "expects," or
 words of similar import.  Similarly, statements that describe the company's
 future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements.  All of
 these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those
 currently anticipated, including, but not limited to, possible delays in
 implementation of the Company's future expedition and exhibition plans, or
 difficulties that may be encountered in successfully consummating  licenses
 for its audio-visual rights.  Shareholders, potential investors and other
 readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the
 forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements made herein are
 only made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no
 obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect
 subsequent events or circumstances.
 
 SOURCE  RMS Titanic, Inc.