The new boat is promising to be a close replica of its 1912 counterpart.
Cruise fans gather round. 106 years after the original ship sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a new version of the RMS Titanic is set to launch in 2018.
The Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who has never seen the movie, came up with the idea for the Titanic II, along with his new shipping company called the Blue Star Line. Palmer announced this project in 2012 with the hopes of launching it in time for the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic‘s fateful voyage. But due to series of delays the sail date was pushed back.
They are promising that the boat will be a fully functional replica, looking identical to the 1912 counterpart. They are also promising to have enough lifeboats for all the passengers, along with modern marine evacuation systems. For passengers that are interested in a walk down memory lane, the ship will also have replicas of the original lifeboats. The ship is going to have many of the original features, including the Turkish baths, a grand staircase, swimming pools, a squash court, and first, second, and third class tickets for sale. In order to meet safety standards, it’s going to have a welded, not a riveted, hull and it will be four yards wider.