A replica of the Titanic which offers visitors the chance to experience a simulation of the disaster has been branded as being in “bad taste”.
Construction is currently under way on a full-scale replica of the ill-fated ship – dubbed NewTitanic– which is expected to be the centrepiece of the new Romandisea theme park in China.
Visitors will be able to board the ship, which will spend her days in a reservoir in Sichuan province, and take in the remodelled ballroom, theatre, swimming pool and first-class cabins. Should they wish, they can also experience a simulation of the iceberg collision which sank the vessel.
The original liner, built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912, killing more than 1,500 people on board.
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