Cruise NewsWork Resumes on Titanic II Cruise Ship After Three Year Delay

Work Resumes on Titanic II Cruise Ship After Three Year Delay

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.

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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.


Grand Staircase

First Class Staterooms

Second Class Staterooms

First Class Dining

Third Class Dining

Smoking Lounge

Swimming Pool

Turkish Bath



Would you take a cruise on the ship?  Cruise Fever would love to hear your opinions in the comments section below.

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Cruise NewsWork Resumes on Titanic II Cruise Ship After Three Year Delay


  1. I would love to cruise on the Titanic. I think it would be an honor to sell on the ship that everyone is talking about.

  2. I would absolutely love to go and take my mother for her 85th birthday!! What a great bucket list adventure!! Of course I would be paying it off until I’m 85!! LOL

  3. I love the Titanic, and would be thrilled to be able to explore a replica of it. However, there is no way I’d want to take a cruise on it (maybe if I could afford a first class cabin with my own bathroom). But even then, the first class cabins didn’t look that comfortable (just look at the original photographs). I can’t imagine how someone could think it’s a good idea to have it exactly the same as the original. This is not a museum! Ships from the 1980s would seem outdated to us, let alone something from 1912. Maybe some people would be OK with roughing it, but frankly most people (including me) don’t want to go on a vacation on the Titanic and be sequestered in steerage or second class without modern amenities. Of course, (as someone pointed out) if the ship was modernized, it would no longer be a replica. But frankly, it would be smarter to keep the iconic rooms everyone wants to experience (Grand Staircase, first class dining room, smoking room, etc.) and then modernize things like the cabins, the swimming pool, the gymnasium, etc. I suspect that will be what ends of happening…it would be insane to do otherwise.

  4. My 11 year old Grandson is a history buff and is studying everything he can about the Titanic. He is very excited and interested in the Titanic II, I told him to start saving and perhaps he’ll get to sail on her.

  5. This has to be a joke. No investor would think this profitable. No one “cruised” in the 1910s they sailed from A to B same as we take flights. People put up with cramped and crowded cabins because United wasn’t around to beat you up. People cruise as a vacation. Hints why most cruise ships begin and end in the same place. People have fun on cruises the Titanic was designed to ferry as many people accross the Atlantic as possible. Recreating that experience can never pay off not when people will just fly like sardi e instead of sail like one.

  6. I would love to be on that ship unless the cost would prohibit me. I have spent many hours and days throughout my life reading everything I can get my hands on regarding the Titanic!!

  7. There have been a LOT of changes in passenger ships over the last 100 years. Clearly they have to make a LOT of changes (SOLAS etc), plus there are a LOT of changes they have to make to make it marketable today. I don’t think many passengers will tolerate a third-class cabin (with six or eight berths in a cabin, shared with people you don’t know, and only a shared group bathroom down the hall). Titanic had almost no entertainment, after dinner the men went to the (first class!) smoking room and the women to the ladies’ “day” cabin lounge. It’s a very slippery slope to make the changes required to make it saleable today, and maintain anything like the original floor plans and features. Notice how little the Cafe Parisien is, the (laughable) gymnasium, and even the pool. Only a tiny fraction of the Titanic 2’s passengers can be accommodated in first class, and that’s the experience that today’s passengers are fantasizing about. Some people will probably buy a ticket, just to see what the ship is like, but I don’t expect there will be many repeaters… and I can’t believe the ship will be profitable. Even the cheapest cabin in a modern cruise ship is WAY better than even a “second-class” cabin will be on Titanic 2, and the onboard facilities are infinitely better too.

  8. I think packing 2,500 people on only 50,000 gross tons sounds kinda cramped. And I don’t understand having third class cabins. Who wants to sail that way in today’s day and age.

  9. I’m with you, today people dress like they are going fishing rather then to dinner. Ball caps, flip flops,T shirts and shorts in the dinning room, cruising elegance is and has gone.

  10. I wouldn’t tempt fate.Something bad is bound to happen.It will just be a different,modern catastrophe.History always repeats itself.

  11. Will dress codes be enforced or will it be T-shirts in formal dining room like Holland America Line has now. It is not what is in the contract, it is what is enforced! After 135 years of elegance/class it is now what ever you can get away with for the last 10 years. I’m looking for a ship with class again.

  12. I would absolutely love to go on Titanic 2 it would be an adventure of a lifetime. Please send me the details

  13. Wow! What classic glamour and luxury! We loved Cunard – the Queen Mary hotel and can’t wait for a chance to be Live on a Legend, Titanic 2!!! Pls keep agents in the loop!

  14. I would love to sail on this ship……as long as they don’t tempt fate by claiming it is unsinkable!

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