Bringing back the Titanic
Last updated: August 11th, 2013 by admin
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has commissioned a replica of the ill-fated Titanic, although there will be some noticeable differences between the modern version and its predecessor, starting with a far greater number of lifeboats. There will be nods to changes in lifestyles too, on the original 20 passengers had to share a bathroom, it’s unlikely this will be the situation on the replica.
Unlike the original, which was built in Ireland, the Titanic II will be made in China and then sailed to Southampton for its official launch, from where it will sail to New York. Given that it is hoped that the Titanic II will make significantly more voyages than the Titanic and that its owner is Australian, it’s entirely possible that people will have the opportunity to recreate the voyages made by the early settlers to Australia.
Just like the early settlers who went to Australia for a variety of reasons, modern travellers have many reasons to visit the country; however changes in lifestyle have changed travel in many ways and mostly they have made it much easier. For example, these days travellers can make contact with a professional NAATI translator in Australia before they even leave home.