Live Out Your Dream of Sailing On the Titanic
An Australian businessman has developed an exact replica of the Titanic, Titanic II, that will set sail in 2018.
Today, going on a cruise is as luxurious as it gets. There are shops, night clubs, restaurants, concerts, mini-golf, rock climbing, big pools, small pools, and hot tubs on most cruise ships.
However, when the original Titanic set sail in 1912, it was considered the top of the line with one swimming pool, Turkish baths (basically a steam room), and a gym.
The Titanic II will stay true to the original design. There are no signs of TV's or modern technology for guests' enjoyment. The navigation systems will be completely modernized, though. They have made some other structural changes to ensure safety and soundness, but the interior will reflect traditional design.
The project was announced shortly after the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. The original sail date was supposed to be this year, but it was moved back to 2018.
This is a huge challenge to adventurers. If you aren't familiar with the Titanic, it was called the "unsinkable" ship. Then it sank. There is a lot of superstition surrounding the Titanic and it would take a brave soul to venture on its second voyage.
Although exact ticket prices have not been set yet, you can expect them to be upwards of $100,000. That's what the first class rooms were going for in the 1900's by today's money standards.
For more information about Titanic II, visit the website.