An Australian real estate billionaire announced this week that he is planning to build an exact replica of the Titanic and have it ready for its maiden voyage in late 2016.
As per Entertainment Weekly:
“The finished Titanic II, which will carry 1,680 passengers, will be small by today’s cruising standards when most ships carry more than 2,000 passengers. To ensure the meticulous design, a historical research team is working with Palmer’s Blue Star Line Pty. Ltd. As such, there will be four decorative smoke stacks, though the ship itself will run on diesel. There will also be updates to the original Titanic‘s construction that will increase its sturdiness, maximize fuel efficiency, and allow the vessel to maneuver more precisely. Like, say, around icebergs (just an example). Palmer did not disclose the cost of the project.”
In a statement, Palmer called the project “a tribute to the spirit of the men and women who worked on the original Titanic.”
Here’s the question…would YOU get on a ship called the Titanic that looks exactly like the original ship and will be sailing the same route? It’s almost like you’re asking for it…
In the meantime, check out an even better TITANIC II right here! (Yes, this exists…)