This year marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The “unsinkable” ship now rests at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and all of its grandeur is flooded and covered in slimy algae, left to rot there for another century. But now one man is willing to resurrect the splendor of the Titanic, reincarnated as a new ship called the Titanic II. The Titanic II is scheduled to set sail in 2016, and while it has yet to be built, blueprints of the ship were released this week. Check out photos of the Titanic II in the slideshow below.
Photos of the Titanic II
The Titanic II is being built by Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer under his company The Blue Star Line. Mashable reports that in 2016, the Titantic II will make the route from Southampton, England to New York, with 2,600 passengers and 900 crew members crew members on board. The ship will be a nearly-exact replica of the original Titanic, expect unlike the original, it will have enough life boats for all those it carries.
Passengers will be given 1920s period costumes to wear, and sticking with that theme, the ship may be sparse on other modern amenities, such as Internet and TV, said Palmer.
“The area [for] passengers will be authentic with the same design and facilities, but there will be modern things such as air conditioning and other features we are debating, such as Internet on the ship,” Palmer said at the press conference. “I’m against it. I think you should relax on vacation. There won’t be TVs in the state rooms though.”
Ticket prices have yet to be announced, but Palmer said he has an offer for $1 million thus far, reports Mashable.
Personally, I think that the Titanic is cursed, and I wouldn’t want to chance it on the Titanic II. Then again, I still am waiting for my Jack Dawson.
All images via the Blue Star Line