Billionaire Clive Palmer Unveils Titanic II Designs

Posted by Deanna Cioppa on February 28, 2013 at 3:01:50 PM EST | Post a Comment


Last year we reported on Australian billionaire Clive Palmer's plans to build a life-sized replica of the Titanic, named Titanic II, on his Blue Star Line. At the time we thought he might, you know, give up for pretty much any of the common sense reasons that come to mind. Alas, he is pressing on. Points for going big, Palmer.

At a recent press conference aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Palmer displayed the blueprints for what he calls "the ship where dreams come true," reports USA Today.

The ship will be built by a state-owned Chinese company and will embark on its maiden voyage in the third quarter of 2016. Palmer claims that some 40,000 people have already registered for tickets aboard the Titanic II, which at 883 feet will be three inches longer than the original. According to USA Today, the ship will house an old-timey gym, Turkish baths, a swimming pool, theater, and a squash court, among other amenities, but no TVs and most likely no Internet. The ship is going to be so popular, claims Palmer, he'll have to build the Titanic III.

While we're moments away from booking our own swanky first class cabin on the Titanic II, we also see that this ship, as a floating memorial to its predecessor, could easily go one of two ways. Hopefully it will go the way of a tasteful remembrance of the ill-fated ship that came before and not just a display of enormous wealth. But when Palmer dropped this on the Associated Press, we cringed more than a little: "One of the benefits of global warming has been there aren't so many icebergs in the North Atlantic these days."

What do you think? Is the Titanic II an homage to an important part of history, or a flashy (and disrespectful) cash cow?

Photo Credit: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Posted in News

Member Comments (12)

Sign in to leave a comment

leenak12 on October 20, 2016 at 8:34:26 AM EDT

If you get a cheaper quote, I’d be seriously questioning the service on offer!! If they don’t get it right it could cost you thousands!

arman on October 15, 2016 at 12:24:20 PM EDT

We provide Legal Services for the clients of Toronto, Brampton, Richmond Hill, New Market, Markham Ajax, Pickering, Aurora, Barrie, Georgina and Oshawa approximately within 75 kilometres from our main office. Paralegal services

arman on October 13, 2016 at 9:10:52 AM EDT

I needed to thank you for this extraordinary read!! I unquestionably getting a charge out of each and every piece of it I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post. HDB renovation package

arman on October 13, 2016 at 8:43:53 AM EDT

Positive site, where did u concoct the data on this posting? I'm satisfied I found it however, sick be inquiring soon to figure out what extra posts you incorporate. Debt collector

arman on October 10, 2016 at 11:45:12 AM EDT

Much appreciated you all that much to share these connections. Will look at this.. HDB renovation package

arman on October 10, 2016 at 11:27:31 AM EDT

This is an incredible rousing article.I am essentially satisfied with your great work.You put truly exceptionally accommodating data. Keep it up. Continue blogging. Hoping to perusing your next post. Debt collecting agency

zander on October 1, 2016 at 11:13:35 PM EDT

I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to undertand. Unlike additional blogs I have read which are really not tht good. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well testosterone supplement natural

zander on October 1, 2016 at 9:57:19 AM EDT

information you offer in your articles. I’m able to bookmark your site and show the kids check out up here generall. used forklift for sale

zander on October 1, 2016 at 7:22:20 AM EDT

This is an excellent post I seen thanks to share it. It is really what I wanted to see hope in future you will continue for sharing such a excellent post. corporate travel agency

zander on September 30, 2016 at 10:59:02 PM EDT

You are a great writer and your stuff is just phenomenal. I always enjoy reading your great articles and I just hope that you will continue to give us more great stuff like this in the future as well! grand cayman condos seven mile beach

zander on September 30, 2016 at 1:13:23 AM EDT

Amazing work from you once again. You've shown us again why you are the top writer in this industry right now. You have a lot of talent and you certainly are using that the right way Ken Emede

hazeeq on September 20, 2016 at 5:01:35 PM EDT

Titanic II sounds like a pretty nice idea! I have been hearing from assignment writing services about it but this is the first time I Have had my hands on some credible information about it. I am really looking forward to work and progress on it!

Browse More Topics
Top News

No Thanks

TAKE OUR SURVEY See Terms and Conditions
TAKE OUR SURVEY See Terms and Conditions