Posted: Feb 27, 2013 3:48 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2013 8:01 AM
An Australian billionaire has announced his plans to recreate the Titanic. Clive Palmer is going to duplicate it down to the original 1912 route. The ship will be built in China, but will hopefully be able to go from Southampton, England to New York.
He hopes to have the exact furnishings and decor. Of course there will be some new things from the 21st century, including air-conditioning and plenty of lifeboats. There will be period costumes for any passengers that would like to go back in time. There will be three separate classes and they won't be allowed to mix.
Palmer said he isn't boasting that his ship is unsinkable, like the first Titanic's designer. "Anything will sink if you put a hole in it. I think it would be very cavalier to say it."
Would you take a cruise on the Titanic II or not? Would you be suspicious?