Abandon your student loans, pack your favorite brand of condoms, and put the finishing touches on your death wish, because Titanic II is accepting applications for all crew roles.
The ship isn’t scheduled to set sail until 2016, but Clive Palmer (the eccentric billionaire who had the bright idea to reanimate the most ill-fated cruise liner in history) has already started encouraging people around the world to send their resumes. According to reports, he’s already received eight applications for the role of Captain – meaning there are eight people in the world who are looking certain death in the face and saying Yeah, sure.
Working on Titanic II sounds like a dream job when Palmer talks about it…
But 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.
…but when you look at the facts, the positions don’t sound so luxe:
Palmer claims that crew members will find “love” on board, and we all know what that means.
But how “loving” will you feel after serving the first class passengers their nightly 20-course meal?
Sure, there’s a level of “elitism” associated with working on Titanic II.
But there’s also that whole “spitting in the face of God” thing to be worried about.
You can rest (somewhat) easier knowing that staff accommodation “will be in better quality cabins than the passengers.”
But the pay for being an on-call bitch for the swarms of rich idiots riding on The Worst Idea on the High Seas is on par with the industry rate of around $800/month.