Titanic II Will Set Sail in 2018

By CruiseRadio

<p>Over 100&nbsp;years after Titanic tragically sank in the Atlantic Ocean came Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, whose dream was to build a Titanic replica under&nbsp;Blue Star Line. The original ship was operated under White Star Line.</p><p>The first announcement on the new ship was made in April 2012, during the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. Followed by a press announcement in 2013.</p><p>Though the original replica ship was to be launched in 2016, its been delayed two years and now on course for a 2018 debut, according to the newspaper&nbsp;Irish Telegraph.</p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""><br></p><p><strong>Safety First</strong></p><p>Blue Star Line appointed Lloyd’s Register to review the design and safety features for Blue Star Line’s Titanic II project.</p><p>Mr Palmer said Lloyd’s Register had more than 250 years’ experience with passenger ships and would review key design drawings, calculations and studies for Titanic II.</p><p>“This will include class rules and Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) aspects which relate to the structure, stability and safety of Titanic II,” Mr. Palmer said.</p><p>The ship is expected to be a replica of the original Titanic with the exception of enhanced safety measures and a welded hull, not rivets as originally planned.</p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""><br></p><p>First-class cabin rendering. photo: Blue Star Line</p><p><strong>Ship Will Feature</strong></p><ul><li>9 floors</li><li>850 cabins</li><li>900 crew</li><li>40,000-tons</li><li>2,400 passengers</li><li>Turkish Baths</li><li>Swimming Pools</li><li>Gymnasiums</li></ul><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""><br></p><p>Navigational Bridge. photo: Blue Star Line</p><p>The maiden voyage won’t be from Southampton to New York City like the original. Guests sailing on this voyage will sail from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai in the UAE.</p><p>Blue Star Line is reporting that some passengers are offering to pay $900,000 for a chance to sail on the maiden voyage.</p><p>There are still a lot more details to be released about the project.</p><p>Is this a legit project? All signs point that way but as as we say in radio, stay tuned!</p>
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