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Ever Wanted To Take A Spin On The Titanic? Well, That Dream May Soon Come True.

DECEMBER 9, 2016  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

Unless you've been living under a rock your entire life, you've probably heard of the Titanic or shed a few tears while watching the eerily accurate 1997 James Cameron film of the same name.

Whether you're familiar with the fictional version or the much less glamorous reality, the basic premise of Titanic's tragedy is the same.

The year was 1912 and construction on the famous ocean liner had finally been completed. The crew was given the okay to set off on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. It was smooth sailing under the navigation of Captain Edward Smith until the boat left the Queenstown, Ireland, port. At 11:40 ship time, the nearly 900-foot boat collided with an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic. The collision caused the ship's hull plates to buckle and numerous watertight compartments aboard the ship were damaged. As the vessel filled with water, the boat broke apart and sank into the ocean. Nearly 1,500 of the almost 2,200 passengers, staff, and crew were killed.

The tragedy of the Titanic became worldwide news overnight and it has gone down in history as one of the most memorable shipwrecks.

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If you've ever dreamed about experiencing the extreme glamour and glitz of being aboard the Titanic, you might be in luck.

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Chinese officials have announced that they are in the process of building a full-size replica of the doomed boat called the "New Titanic."

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The replica, however, won't set sail. It is meant to serve as a tourist attraction.

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(Hopefully, that'll prevent the whole hitting an iceberg thing.)

The New Titanic is expected to be a complete 1:1 replica, meaning all the facilities, rooms, and interiors will be be the same size and feel as the original.

The entire build is projected to cost $145 million dollars to complete, quite a large difference from the $7.5 million it cost to construct the original.

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The New Titanic is expected to have a lavish ballroom and an unbelievable theater aboard.

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The entire project is set to be finished in 2018.

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Those familiar with the project tout that not only will guests be able to tour the ship, but they'll also have the opportunity to spend a night aboard in one of the redesigned interior rooms.

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A night on the ship is expected to cost passengers around $345.

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Famed movie producer and production designer Curtis Schnell is overseeing the project to ensure every inch of the boat is executed as accurately as possible, right down to the minor details.

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(via MensXP)

This life of grandeur could be yours. Who knows, you might even meet the Jack to your Rose.


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