Thanks to an Australian billionaire, history buffs, movie fanatics, and non-superstitious travelers will get to sail on board an exact replica of the doomed 1912 ship. Clive Palmer, who has made billions in the mining industry, hopes the ship will be ready to make its maiden voyage from England to New York in 2016. His company, appropriately titled Blue Star Line Ltd. has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with the same dimensions as the ship (270 metres long, 53 metres high and weighing some 40,000 tons), but, of course, with modern safety upgrades. “It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” Palmer said in a statement. [VancouverSun]
Would you shell out the cash for this transatlantic journey?