Everyone knows the story of the Titanic so this will either go down as one of the coolest ideas in history or one of the worst. An Australian businessman and politician is on one a one-crusade to bring back to the life the most famous ship of all time. She will be ready to set sail in 2018.
While it is a replica of the original Titanic, there have been many changes. Most of them in the way of modernization.
Some of you might be looking for an authentic 1912-esque ocean-crossing experience, it is there as well.
It has a gentlemen’s smoking lounge.
That perfectly matches the original ship’s lovely, Edwardian lounge …
Or the Paris-inspired bistro, this ship has got your history-obsessed sailing needs covered.
Can you imagine having a café au lait, enjoying the fresh sea air, and being blissfully unaware of your impending doom?
The ship is perfect for those who love history and want the historical details. (There is no swimming pool or golf course)
Feel like swimming? There is an adequately deep, classic turn-of-the-previous-century tiled, rectangular indoor swimming pool.
Even the outside gets a suitable historic treatment, camouflaging all those modern underpinnings.
As you stare at the hull, you might be wondering to yourself, “I seem to remember there being portholes on the side and something about lower class passengers….”
While the first class cabins aboard the Titanic II will be as elaborate as the originals …
With all the wood and velvet and paisley you could ever want…
And the first class dining room will also be as stately as it was back in 1912 …
The third-class ticketholders will find their accommodations a little more … harsh.. Communal dining and bunk beds are the order of the day for you underdwellers.
But how cool is it that whatever your particular Edwardian geek-fancy might be, you can satisfy your every whim?
And without constant digital stimulation, you’ll have to learn to relax. This amazing Turkish bath might help.
Or maybe to work out in an authentic early twentieth-century gymnasium.
As we mentioned earlier, they are shooting to launch her in 2018 if all goes well. If this is something you might have the stomach for, then we shall see you on the quarterdeck.
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