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Titanic II could sail as soon as 2022

2 November 2018 - News - Press

Just like Celine Dion sang back in 1997, the travel project will "go on and on."

Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer, who is behind the controversial initiative, announced in September that work on the ship had recommenced -- after a financial dispute with the Chinese government halted development back in 2015. The idea was first floated in 2012.

Allegedly the new ship will be an identical copy of the infamous liner, which sank in 1912 following a collision with an iceberg.

To avoid a repeat disaster, Titanic II will apparently be outfitted with plenty of life boats -- and will have a welded, not riveted hull -- plus modern navigation and radar equipment.

Dubai maiden voyage

"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 unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits," said Palmer in a statement.

The maiden voyage, however, will take passengers from Dubai to New York, reports CruiseArabia, with the first sailing scheduled to take place in 2022.

Blue Star Liner

Blue Star Line says the nine-decked ship will be home to 835 cabins, set to accommodate 2,435 passengers. You'll be able to buy first-, second- and third-class tickets -- just like in the original.

It'll be outfitted exactly like the original Titanic -- including the grand staircase that plays a memorable role in James Cameron's hit movie.

Source: cnn.com
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