An Australian businessman and politician are on a crusade to bring back to life the most famous ship of all time, the Titanic. She will be ready to set sail in 2018.
It’s the Titanic II, an exact replica.
But for those of you looking for an authentic 1912-esque ocean-crossing experience, everything you could want from that era is there.
Whether it’s a gentlemen’s smoking lounge (no word on whether this will remain restricted to only gentlemen, as it was in 1912) …
That perfectly matches the original ship’s lovely, Edwardian lounge …
Or a breezy Paris-inspired bistro, this ship has got your history-obsessed sailing needs covered.
Just imagine having a lovely tartine and some café au lait, enjoying the fresh sea air, blissfully unaware of your impending doom.
The ship is truly for the hardest of the core when it comes to historical detail. Don’t expect a fancy rooftop swimming pool with water slides and an adjacent golf course.
No, what you’ll get instead is an adequately deep, classic turn-of-the-previous-century tiled, rectangular indoor swimming pool. Perfect for swimming modest laps in your woolen bathing costume!
Even the outside gets a suitable historic treatment, camouflaging all those modern underpinnings.
As you stare at the hull, you might be wondering to yourself, “self, I see all those portholes on the side and I seem to remember something about second- and third-class passengers on board the original.”
Good eye, yourself! While the first class cabins aboard the Titanic II will be as ornate as the originals …
With all the wood and velvet and paisley you can handle …
And the first class dining room will also be as stately as it was back in 1912 …
The third-class ticketholders will find their accommodations a little more … spartan. Communal dining and bunk beds are the order of the day for you underdwellers.
But how cool is it that whatever your particular Edwardian geek-fancy might be, you can satisfy your every whim?
And without endless rows of mall shops and constant digital stimulation, you’ll have to learn to relax. This Turkish bath might help.
Or maybe work off some anxious energy in an authentic early twentieth-century gymnasium.
As we mentioned earlier, they are shooting to launch her in 2018 if all goes well. If this is something you might have the stomach for, then we shall see you on the quarterdeck.
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