Would you Sail on the Recreated Titanic II?
Today in history, April 15th, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic roughly 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.
Looking back on why more than 1,500 died that dreadful day, it was determined that there was a serious shortage of lifeboats and emergency procedures.
Today, international cruise safety laws have remedied that situation under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), created in 1913.
Interestingly, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has currently under construction the Titanic II, a modernized exact replica of the ill-fated cruise liner.
According to the Titanic II website, “[the ship] will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort”.
Evidently, the Titanic II boasts an email list of 40,000 passengers interested in the maiden voyage. In fact, you can even follow the Titanic II on Twitter.
Here’s the question: would you be willing to sail Titanic II’s maiden voyage following the exact route of its ill-fated namesake? We suspect the journey is likely to be a big deal in the world press with millions following along with interest.
Sound off in our comments section below.
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Of course I would go (if I could get a reservation that is NOT third-class) just to enjoy the opulence and elegance of the ship. I hope the billionaire builds it and it becomes a great success! 😎
I think we’d go too. Lightening doesn’t strike the same place twice. Right?
It’s incredible that anyone would even WANT to create a Titanic II.
But hey – if it’s safe and looks like it provides a great service – why not.