IT might not be what you saw in the Hollywood movie, but the owner of Liverpool’s new Titanic Sinking Boutique Hotel believes it’s more luxurious than the original tragic liner of 1912.
These are the first interior pictures of the controversial new Titanic Hotel apartment barge, in Salthouse Dock, by the Albert Dock, as created by businessman Alfie Bubbles.
"I believe it’s in good taste, with a grand saloon with chandeliers and panelling. The bedrooms are better than in first class on the Titanic herself," he claimed.
Among its three bedrooms is a plushly-padded suite with a huge framed mirror hanging over the bed – which was definitely not part of the doomed liner’s fittings.
On the black-buttoned headboard is a Titanic nameplate and the White Star Line houseflag.
Daylight comes in through brass-rimmed port-holes, which are arranged in downward slanting rows to give the effect of sinking.
The mustard-coloured grand saloon has a large bulkhead mural of the original Titanic’s atrium staircase (made famous in the Titanic film) and a mirror clock with the hands stuck at 11.40pm.
This was the time the White Star Line flagship hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage to New York, causing the deaths of 1,502 people.
In front of the mural is a bar representing Titanic’s bow, on which Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet embraced in the eponymous 1997 film.
The floating hotel’s exterior is themed on Titanic’s stern section, complete with jagged edges, after the liner snapped in two following the collision.
This caused Pat Moran, chairman of Liverpool Retired Merchant Navy Seafarers to criticise the Titanic Hotel as being "beyond bad taste, in fact it’s simply just bad."
However, Mr Bubbles said: "We’ve got bookings for the Titanic Hotel up to next Christmas."