The mining magnate has banned social media from his Titanic II replica, which will be built in China for a 2016 voyage.

So no ironic tweets from passengers saying: "Aaaaaah, iceberg!" or amusing emails about rearranging deckchairs.

Palmer wants passengers to relax and actually talk to each other.

Morse code, smoke signals and carrier pigeons may be allowed on board however.

“It will be a chance for people to return to a different age, when there was a whole different social fabric.