The Chairman of Blue Star Line Mr. Clive Palmer confirmed in London this past week that work has recommenced to rebuild a cruise ship that will be nearly identical to the most known ship of all time, RMS Titanic.
Titanic II was originally scheduled to be completed in 2016, but was push back until 2018. However, work on the project was suspended in 2015 due to issues with Palmer’s flagship company, Mineralogy. This past week in London, Palmer confirmed that work had resumed on the Titanic II project and he gave the following statement:
“Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort
The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits.”
Take a video tour of Titanic II below:
Titanic II would be built in China at the CSC Jinling shipyard and the maiden voyage would retrace the original journey from Southampton to New York. The ship would be built as close of a replica to the original Titanic as possible, with the addition of modern safety features. Those safety features include the ship being built over 12 feet wider, the hull will be welded instead of riveted, and will have modern digital navigation, satellite, and radar systems.
Titanic II will be powered by diesel instead of coal, although the vessel will still have the four iconic smoke stacks. Dining rooms will be modeled meticulously after the original, with passengers eating food from the same menu as the ill-fated ship. There will be nine decks and 840 staterooms that can accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.
Passengers will buy first, second, and third class tickets just like the original. There will be a swimming pool, gymnasiums, and Turkish bath.
View the photos below to see what Titanic II would look like when the ship is built.
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