A century has sailed by since the historic, ultra-luxurious, giant steamship ‘Royal Mail Steamer’ RMS Titanic, which was originally considered to be ‘unsinkable’ met its catastrophic end in the North Atlantic in the early hours of 15th April 1912, plunging 2-miles to the ocean floor after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. And in the decades since her demise that led to the loss of over 1500 lives,
Mining tycoon Clive Palmer recently unveiled his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic, all in an effort to pay tribute to those who built and backed the original.
Notably, the outline of Titanic II, which will be build in China, is an almost exact match to the original ship, and will be virtually indistinguishable from the first ship, complete with four rear-slanted funnels.
Set to make its maiden voyage in 2016, Titanic II will mostly mimic the same route from Europe to Americas. Interestingly, over 40,000 applications have been submitted to be part of the maiden voyage.
Speaking about the safety precautions, the Titanic II unlike the original, will come equipped with a modern hospital, a helicopter landing pad, full air-conditioning, access to high speed internet, high-tech modern navigation system, and more than enough lifeboats and evacuation equipments for all passengers and crew.
Notably, the Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer founded Blue Star Line just to build the Titanic II and ploughed a huge amount of his personal fortune into it.
And for those who prefer to experience the less extravagant side of Titanic, the new ship will have third class accommodations, complete with shared bathrooms, dancing to Irish drums and Irish stew on the menu.
The ultimate plans of Palmer s to let you step aboard a true Transatlantic ocean liner and enjoy the luxury, from exquisite First Class rooms to comfortable Third Class accommodations.