I was a bit surprised to come across an article about plans to build an 883 foot “full scale recreation” of the Titanic. The plans were announced in New York at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The reason I am so surprised is because you need to wonder- who would actually want to take a cruise on a ship named and modeled after one that tragically sunk?
According to Thrillist, the plans to build Titanic II are “the brainchild of Australian mining magnate/Titanic fanboy Clive Palmer”.
The ship will be built in China and hold 2,435 passengers and 900 crew. Features will include Turkish baths, a casino, gym, swimming pool and theater. The article goes on to state that the theater will be the main venue for entertainment since there will be no TV or WiFi on board.
The ship is set to take its maiden voyage from Shanghai to Southampton, UK and then on to New York in late 2016.
Would you consider taking a cruise on the Titanic II?
I probably wouldn’t for a couple of reasons. First off, I don’t like cruises and secondly it just sounds like a bad idea to get on a ship named after one which met such tragic doom back in 1912.
Find out more about Titanic II from Thrillist here.