Titanic 2 (Replica of Titanic) to Set Sail in 2016
Why would anyone want to make a replica of a boat famous for sinking? It is like someone making a replica of the Hindenburg Blimp and asking people to jump aboard. Even if they improved the design to not create a tragic disaster, you would still think that the boat was cursed.
According to the Associated Press
Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship’s namesake Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. He said construction is scheduled to start soon in China.
Palmer said 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage, taking the original course from Southampton, England, to New York. He said people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous vessels in history.
Palmer thinks that climate change since 1912 should make travel in the ship less dangerous, due to the thinning number of ice bergs.
Hear more in an interview with the billionaire.