It's either the most brilliant idea in the history of themed cruises, or the worst idea in the history of themed cruises, a recreation of the Titanic, now with extra added lifeboats.

It is the brainchild of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, a working replica of the Titanic with carry 2,600 passengers in 850 cabins and an additional 900 crew members, scheduled to set sail in 2016.

Titanic II was announced at a press conference in New York. “It will be the most safe cruise ship in the world when it launches,” Palmer said.

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The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016

Of course, that's what they said in 1912, right up until they hit the iceberg and Rose wouldn't let Jack onto the floating door.

Instead of staring wildly ahead with telescopes, studying the landscapes for icebergs, because presumably they have technology for that sort of thing now, tourists can relax, in full 1920s regalia.

Ticket-dependent, tourists can either join the toffs for afternoon tea on the deck, or the Irish jigs down in steerage, because a rigorous class system will be enforced on board, although passengers will get to switch around every few days at sea.

But it comes with all mod cons.”There will be modern things such as air conditioning and other features we are debating, such as Internet on the ship.

"I'm against it. I think you should relax on vacation. There won't be TVs in the state rooms though."

The maiden voyage of the 883 foot boat will set off from Southampton, equipped with a gym, Turkish baths, a squash court, a grand staircase and swimming pools. I

Palmer concluded: "The Titanic stands as a monument and hope [for] everyone who came to America to fulfill their dreams. Today, we know the U.S. has become what it has become,.

"A great Republic is the best hope for the world and mankind, and the Titanic can play a big role in that."

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  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the Titanic II is shown cruising at sea. The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the third class dining room on the Titanic II is shown. The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the Turkish bath on the Titanic II is shown. The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the Titanic II is shown cruising at sea. The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the swimming pool on the Titanic II is shown. The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016.The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the gymnasium on the Titanic II is shown. The ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

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    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer speaks during a news conference about his intention to build the Titanic II in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Palmer is planning to build the ship in China and it is scheduled to sail in 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer speaks during a news conference about his intention to build the Titanic II in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Palmer is planning to build the ship in China and it is scheduled to sail in 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the grand staircase on the Titanic II is shown. The replica ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the grand staircase on the Titanic II is shown. The replica ship, which Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build in China, is scheduled to sail in 2016. Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original. (AP Photo/Blue Star Line)

  • Clive Palmer

    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer speaks during a news conference about his intention to build the Titanic II in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Palmer is planning to build the ship in China and it is scheduled to sail in 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    Markku Kanerva , Director of Sales Deltamarin Ltd, talks about plans for building a perfect replica of the Titanic at a news conference February 26, 2013 in New York. Flamboyant Australian tycoon Clive Palmer unveiled his plan Tuesday for building a perfect replica of the Titanic -- plus a lot of extra lifeboats. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has come to complete the unfinished journey to New York. 'The Titanic was the ship of dreams. Titanic II is the ship where dreams will come true,' Palmer said in New York at the project's official launch. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer talks about his plan for building a perfect replica of the Titanic at a news conference February 26, 2013 in New York. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has come to complete the unfinished journey to New York.'The Titanic was the ship of dreams. Titanic II is the ship where dreams will come true,' Palmer said in New York at the project's official launch. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Helen Benziger,Margaret 'Molly' Brown's great grandaughter, talks about plans for building a perfect replica of the Titanic at a news conference February 26, 2013 in New York. Flamboyant Australian tycoon Clive Palmer unveiled his plan Tuesday for building a perfect replica of the Titanic -- plus a lot of extra lifeboats. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has come to complete the unfinished journey to New York. 'The Titanic was the ship of dreams. Titanic II is the ship where dreams will come true,' Palmer said in New York at the project's official launch. Brown, who became known as 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to look for survivors. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-AUSTRALIA-CHINA-TITANIC-SHIPPING-HISTORY-TOURISM

    Helen Benziger,Margaret 'Molly' Brown's great grandaughter, talks about plans for building a perfect replica of the Titanic at a news conference February 26, 2013 in New York. Flamboyant Australian tycoon Clive Palmer unveiled his plan Tuesday for building a perfect replica of the Titanic -- plus a lot of extra lifeboats. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has come to complete the unfinished journey to New York. 'The Titanic was the ship of dreams. Titanic II is the ship where dreams will come true,' Palmer said in New York at the project's official launch. Brown, who became known as 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to look for survivors. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-AUSTRALIA-CHINA-TITANIC-SHIPPING-HISTORY-TOURISM

    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer talks about his plan for building a perfect replica of the Titanic at a news conference February 26, 2013 in New York. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has come to complete the unfinished journey to New York.'The Titanic was the ship of dreams. Titanic II is the ship where dreams will come true,' Palmer said in New York at the project's official launch. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-AUSTRALIA-CHINA-TITANIC-SHIPPING-HISTORY-TOURISM

    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer talks about his plan for building a perfect replica of the Titanic at a news conference February 26, 2013 in New York. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has come to complete the unfinished journey to New York.'The Titanic was the ship of dreams. Titanic II is the ship where dreams will come true,' Palmer said in New York at the project's official launch. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)