Ever wanted to sail the seas on the Titanic?
Well, you're insane, but you might actually have your chance.
An Australian tycoon, Clive Palmer, is commissioning the creation of the Titanic II, an almost exact replica of the doomed "unsinkable ship" that sank on April 15, 1912, killing 1,503 people.
The replica will be about 13 feet wider and two feet longer than the original Titanic in order to fit current ship regulations. The new ship will also be able to carry 2,400 passengers, which is 177 more than the RMS Titanic.
Unlike the Titanic, which sank after sustaining substantial damage to its hull from an impact with a rather large iceberg, the Titanic II will be equipped with modern navigation and radar systems to avoid making the same mistake twice.
Similarly, the Titanic II will have enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew aboard, rather than enough for the wealthy, the women, and the children... so no worries there.
However, the Titanic II will be divided similarly to the Titanic I, meaning, the Roses of the ship will occupy the first class cabins, while the Jacks will be ticketed to the second and third classes. As long as there's a sick dance floor and band in third class, we'd rather be there than with the hoity toity.
The replica will be complete with a swimming pool, Turkish baths, a grand staircase, smoking rooms, etc. However, there may not be any Televisions/Wi-Fi, so if you're addicted to your iPhone, you may want to rethink your voyage.
The Titanic II, currently being built by the CSC Jinling Shipyard in Jiangsu, China, will sail in 2018 from China to Dubai, rather than travel the intended course of the ill-fated Titanic.
While some relatives of passengers who perished on the original Titanic aren't pleased with this recreation, others are offering obscene amounts of money (reportedly offering as much as $900,000) for the chance to sail the open seas on the replica.
We're pretty sure that we'll be seeing lots of photos of wannabe Rose & Jack's with arms outstretched on the forward of the ship (front), but we're hoping we won't be seeing any "never let go" recreations.
For the record, there was definitely enough space on that door for Jack.
Check out some pictures of the replica below.
[via The New York Post]