Nairobi, April 20, The journey to rebuild Titanic II, a life-sized replica of the unsinkable Titanic is in an all-time high gear. This may be good news to all who missed the glamour of the original cruise liner that sank in 1912.
Sailing enthusiasts may be able to experience how it felt on that original voyage come 2018. The ship Titanic II takes a near identical replica of Titanic I. Duplicated features include having similar ballroom, theater, swimming pool, cabins and banquets.
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Titanic II is the brainchild of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer. Hopefully, this time, the voyage won’t be doomed thanks to updated modern safety requirements and shipbuilding practices. The ship has a passenger capacity of around 2435 and about 900 crew.
Palmer however was cautious not to call the ship “unsinkable” a term equated to blasphemy by the owner of the ill-fated Titanic I. In what was seen as a wise choice of words, Palmer stated that “anything will sink if you put a hole in it.”