Titanic II project resumes, she will now cruise from Dubai in 2022 says Australian billionaire

The controversial project to build a replica of RMS Titanic and sail her on regular cruises between Southampton and New York has resumed, Chairman of Blue Star Line Clive Palmer said in London this week.


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The Blue Star Line is a new company founded by the Australian billionaire and will own and operate the ship, a nearly identical replica of the most famous ship of all time, RMS Titanic. She is also still scheduled to cruise from Dubai.

Initially announced in 2012, the US $500-million project was meant to see the ship launched in China in 2016, with a cruise from Dubai planned for 2018.

“We’re still going to cruise from Dubai,” says Clive Palmer. “After a shakedown cruise from the shipyard to Singapore, we’ll offer a two-week maiden voyage to Dubai, with another grand voyage from Dubai to Southampton.”

These repositioning cruises will get the ship to her intended homeport of Southampton, from which Palmer intends to have her cruise weekly between the UK and New York, just as White Star Line intended for RMS Titanic.

“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,” says Palmer.

He said that the launch date for the ship had now been moved from 2018 to 2022, meaning she will be launched exactly 110 years after the original RMS Titanic.

While the Southampton-New York run will be bread-and-butter during the summer months, Palmer said that she would also undertake World Cruises during the rest of the year, with Dubai as a regular port of call.

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“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,” he said.

The ship is being built as close of a replica to the original Titanic as possible, according to Cruise Fever, with the addition of modern safety features, such as a welded rather than riveted hull, modern lifeboats and digital navigation, satellite, and radar systems.

The ship will also be diesel-powered rather than coal-fired, but the four iconic smoke stacks will remain.

Dining rooms will be modelled 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.

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  1. I would like to know when it is going to sail. And how much the tickets are. Ihave been also facinated with the Titanic. Would love to take a sail.

  2. I would like to go on this Cruise, but I would like to stop in Ireland, & Nova Scotia like we did, when I went on the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Cruise, back in April of 2012, it was a Great Journey..If they don’t do the same trip, & stop at the Titanic site, what good is it…

  3. When will pricing for passage be available? Have always had a fascination for the Titanic and would love to sail on her.

  4. Where and when will tickets be available if any…I think this is awesome, I am and will always be fascinated and dream of a chance like this to come along..Dean Bray…Black Creek, GA. 31308

  5. You shouldn’t do it a second time. This Ship won’t make it either.the cruise was Cursed. Don’t do it . God Be with all that is going to go on the trip.

  6. When will pricing for passage be available? Have always had a fascination for the Titanic and would love to sail on her.

    • For my 60 the birthday the is what I wish for…I would give my right arm and would not care if it was 1,2,3 class….just maybe 😊😊

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