Maybe if you are a real nautical history buff, this might excite you. Cruise ship speakers – pay attention – this could be a talk you can give. How would you like to walk on the Titanic – yes the one that sank in 1912. Well, OK, not the real Titanic but a replica. A very very rich Australian, Clive Palmer, has a shipyard in China turning the bolts, and has completed tank tests in Denmark. He designed the internals and seems true to history. Next is to get paying customers who want to replicate the fateful trip with a maiden voyage from England to New York in 2017. Hmmm sound familiar?
Passengers will travel in the same condition as the originals. First class cabins will be very first class but there will also be cramped quarters for the 700 sailing “steerage.”
The Titanic II will provide them with only two bathtubs — one for women and the other for men. The original Titanic, was about 1,000 feet long, sank in 1912, and it lost 1,502 of the 2,200 passengers and crew. Halifax, Nova Scotia was the receiving city for the bodies.
So you say this is not your cup of iceberg? How about this wacky idea – a Chinese theme park is building a life-size replica of the Titanic. Really. It will replicate the actual collision and will rock and roll the passengers. This farce will be located in Sichuan, China, and will open in 2016. At $165 million, will allow hundreds at time to thrill to death and destruction. Look out Universal Studios. Maybe next we will have a ride that simulates the atom bomb dropping on Hiroshima. “Enjoy actual radiation burns.”