Your Wish to Board the Titanic Will Come True – Soon!
Ever wonder what it must have been like be aboard the colossal ship, Titanic? Over 100 years ago the ship that was thought to be unsinkable set sail. Unfortunately, it met its end on April 15, 1912.
Almost 20 years ago, a generation was mesmerized by the feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. It gave us an inside look at the life of those who boarded the vessel so many years ago. Even though we knew what was going to happen in the end, we felt a connection to that moment. All who were on that ship the day it sank became legends.
If you’re a fan of the epic 1997 movie, and wish you could have gone on a similar cruise, your wish is about to come true. Construction of the world's first full-size replica of the Titanic has begun in China.
The supposedly unsinkable ocean liner, which struck an iceberg and went down in the north Atlantic in 1912, killing more than 1,500 people, is a subject of immense fascination for many.
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The New Titanic is being created based on the ship's original design, complete with ornate ballroom, theater and swimming pool. Even the food on the menu will be the same as on the 1912 voyage. Every detail down to the handles will be an exact replica of the original.
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There will be screenings of James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster film "Titanic" on board. And to top it all, the project will also feature a "hit the iceberg" experience: a simulation of the iceberg collision that doomed the vessel.
The Star Energy Investment Group's $145 million venture is expected to enjoy smooth sailing as part of a larger tourist resort on the banks of the Qijiang River. However, it’ll be more than 1,200 kilometres away from the sea. It will cost approximately $393 per night for a cabin and more for than $14,000 for the higher end quarters. It's set to be open and fully functional by 2018.
Still, there's a good chance you might run into someone named Jack or Rose onboard.