Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, is financing plans for Titanic II by Blue Star Line. The ship will be built in China and have its maiden voyage in 2016, the original course from Southampton, England, to New York City, avoiding all icebergs.
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“Titanic’s passenger accommodations were designed to impress and rivaled the finest hotels and restaurants ashore. The First Class Lounge was decorated in Louis XV style and was paneled in exquisitely carved oak. Here passengers enjoyed the plush comfort of the gold and green furniture as they socialized, wrote letters home or while being served the best English tea. The First Class Smoke Room was designed to emulate a gentleman’s club and was paneled in rich mahogany with inlaid mother of pearl. Here the world’s wealthiest passengers brokered business deals as they enjoyed the finest cigars and liqueurs.
The First Class grand staircase was the centerpiece of the ship. Spanning through seven decks, the foyers were elegantly paneled in oak and at the upper-most deck, the staircase was crowned by a wrought iron and glass dome, with a magnificent crystal chandelier in the centre. This was place to be seen, and to see fellow passengers dressed in the latest fashions newly purchased from Paris or London.”
source Blue Star Line
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