The tragedy surrounding the cruise ship ‘RMS Titanic’ could probably be one of the reasons behind your phobia of ships. Jokes apart, the ‘Titanic’ was one of the largest ocean liners which met with a terrible fate after colliding with an iceberg during the wee hours of April 15, 1912. The vessel, which measured 269 metres in length and weighed around 52,310 tons, was deemed to be literally unsinkable, but unfortunately it couldn’t escape nature’s wrath. Currently, ‘Blue Star Line’, an Australian company, has begun working on an ambitious project of creating a replica of the original ‘RMS Titanic’.
According to James McDonald, the global marketing director of ‘Blue Star Line’ “The new Titanic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st century ship,”
Tentatively named ‘Titanic II’, the ship is expected to be ready for sail by 2018 and this time it will make its voyage with effective evacuation systems and lifeboats for all of the 2400 passengers on board. The cruise ship will be modelled exactly like the yesteryear luxury ship, which shall include the lavish Turkish baths, Edwardian gym and of course, the grand staircase. The passengers can choose from first, second and third class cabins and dining rooms. Check out some of the pictures of the Titanic II here.
Remember the dining hall where Diacprio met Kate in the scene from the blockbuster flick? Well this isn’t a still from that famous movie, but it is the replica of the original Titanic.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at these pictures from the original luxury ship.
The deck of ‘Titanic II’ will be equipped with modern and sophisticated nautical devices, but such attention has been paid to even minute details that even spots like the bridge (which will be non-functional), will be present in the replica.
State of the art sauna and Turkish bath facilities
Here’s a sneak-peek of the first class cabin. Fancy taking a nap here?
Enjoy the magnificent sea view while sipping hot coffee in ‘Cafe Parisien’
Even the furniture is the same as the ones in the café of the old Titanic
Care to enjoy a ‘Titanic II’ cruise?