Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Titanic II to set sail in 2016 with costumes, class system and authentic living quarters

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has revealed more plans for the news that broke last April about his intention to build the Titanic II. Its first trip is planned for 2016 from Southampton, England to New York - the original route of the Titanic.

Since the cruise ship industry is in SUCH GOOD STANDING with people at this point, it sounds like an absolutely brilliant idea to make a ship identical to the most famous liner to ever sink into the bottom of the ocean.

The ship is going to be an almost exact replica of the original which sailed in 1912, with a few modifications.

"The area [for] passengers will be authentic with the same design and facilities,” he said. “But there will be modern things such as air conditioning and other features we are debating – such as internet on the ship," said Palmer “There won’t be TVs in the state rooms, though."

Internet?! Totally taking away the authenticity of the journey don't you think Clive? I mean, had everyone on the first ship been able to Tweet their distress then maybe hundreds wouldn't have died.

The crew and passengers will also be in costumes authentic to the times. Palmer will also be bringing back an enforced class system. JOY! First class will be banned from anyone in second and third class (and if you want to look at it realistically - the other way around).

Does that mean that people in third class have to wear dirty ripped clothes? I am not sure that I would be signing up for that experience, especially since we all when the ship sinks those people will be locked in their rooms until first class gets off the boat.

Just kidding, Palmer also announced that the ship will have enough life boats for the amount of people on board and will adhere to all modern safety and navigational system requirements.

Palmer said in his announcement he already had 40,000 people interested in going on the ship. Well that sucks for 37,400 of them because the liner only holds 2,600 and do we REALLY know that Palmer isn't planning and EXACT replica for it's maiden voyage?  I kid, I kid...

Would you want to test the waters with the Titanic II? I am not sure that I would be messing with that joojoo. Bad vibes.


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