Yes that’s right! Titanic 2 is not a name of some movie sequel, but the real ship. An Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer presented the blue prints of the Titanic-2 at the Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum.
He said the ship will trace the original ship’s route of Trans-Atlantic crossing. The construction work is planned to start very soon in China and the ship is estimated to set sail in 2016. This cruise ship will be a close replica of the first Titanic that hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic in 1912. In spite of being announced as the unsinkable ship, nearly 1500 people lost their lives in the mishap. Palmer is quite prepared and refrains from making any such claims. He jokingly says ‘Anything will sink if you put a hole in it. I think it would be very cavalier to say it. One of the benefits of global warming is there hasn’t been as many icebergs in the North Atlantic these days.’He plans to make this Titanic more secure by increasing the number of life boats. The original ship will be recreated to give people an experience of the yester years. From regal interiors, like the grand staircase and Turkish bath to old-time class divisions will be resurrected.Palmer expresses “Like its namesake, Titanic II will have three passenger classes and no mingling.” The class systems will divide the people into gilded dining room or at long, common tables as per their tickets. Visitor can also use period clothing in their cabins to experience life back in time. Modern luxuries like air-conditioning and safety changes that are a necessity in current times will be made. So far 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage that is scheduled to travel from Southampton, England, to New York. He said ‘people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous vessels in history.’
JTTJ is also extremely thrilled at this news and anticipate a remarkable journey of current times. All our good wishes are with this daredevil ambition.