It was just recently when the highest grossing film of James Cameron, Titanic was converted into its 3D version and the excitement of the movie is now coming back.
Excitement not in the story of the movie but on the making of a similar ship. Yes you’re reading it right, someone who has the financial capability of building Titanic II is on its way of fulfilling it.
Mining magnate and Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced Monday that he has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the Titanic II. The ship will take the same route of the first ship from England to New York on its maiden voyage in late 2016.
“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic, but … will have state-of-the-art 21st-century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems, a tribute to the spirit of the men and women who worked on the original Titanic,” says Palmer.
Palmer is a coal mining magnate who was once a real estate businessman on Australia’s Gold Coast tourist strip. He has been ranked 5th on Australia’s richest person last year with more than 5 billion Australian dollars ($5.2 billion).
Previous attempts were unsuccessful due to financial constraints but this time, Palmer assures that it will push through.
Titanic II will also have the four smoke stacks just like the old one but this time it would be purely decorative.
According to Brett Jardine, general manager for Australia and New Zealand in the industry group International Cruise Council, Titanic II is way way smaller than today’s modern luxury ships but can be luxurious as it can be.
It can accommodate 1,680 passengers compared to others that can carry more than for more than 2,000 passengers. Nevertheless, the fact that it is Titanic II which is based on the historic ship a century ago.
A cruise trip would be a nice way of diverting your busy business meetings like acquiring beach properties for sale in the Philippines. Before settling on your newly bought retirement homes in the Philippines, you might as well include riding the Titanic II before anything else.