The Titanic II, first announced in 2012, has already received a number of applications for the job of Captain, according to the Australian multi-millionaire behind the project.
However Clive Palmer has said that people don’t need to rush – he’s still accepting applications until the end of 2015.
The Titanic II is the vision of Palmer, who made his fortune in mining, and according to him is due to launch from Southampton in 2016 with a view to ‘completing the journey’ that the original Titanic failed to accomplish. He says that eight people have already submitted applications to captain the ship, including existing cruise ship captains.
Palmer also said “I would see one of the best jobs on Titanic II really as being the activities director because there are so many activities to do on the boat and there are so many different ideas going back in time. We’ll be having balls and arranging a whole lot of different things.
“The food and beverage director is also another great job because we’ve got 68 chefs who have already produced the Titanic II menus. The food in 1912 was of a totally different cooking style than today so I suppose that’s a great job for people on the ship.”
He claims that staff accommodation will be better than the first class accommodation for passengers and that crew will be treated to a 20-course dinner. He said “I think you’d fall in love and get married. It will be a ship full of love. “
We’ll keep you updated with new posts on the Titanic II as new details are released over the coming months and years.
By Ian Lewis