We have been following the effort of Clive Parker, the billionaire Aussie, to build a floating replica of the Titanic. It’s been pushed out year after year. As a cruise ship speaker, it’s good to know what’s going on in the industry. It’s good to talk-the-talk with passengers.
So the Qixing Energy Investment Group is spending over $150M to make a clone of the major parts of the ship. It won’t sail – but it will be a tourist trap. Pony up your Yuan at the window. They just laid the keel.
It will be based in Lishui a city in east China, It will be docked ties up on the Daying Qi river in Sichuan. This is in central China. So it may not attract too many westerners who want to see the Great Wall, Imperial Palace and Xian. Google map these burgs.
They will have a simulator hitting an iceberg complete with shaking. They got 20,000 technical drawing of the original ship’s plans to get everything right. Every detail. The producers of the movie cooperated.
Plan on over $300 a night. Primo rooms will approach $100K Yikes….Still, pretty cool. It will house 1500 pax – about the same as on the Titanic original voyage.