A Real-Life Titanic Replica Is To Set Sail In 2018


Artist’s impressions of the new ship. (Picture: Blue Star Line)

It is widely regarded as the most ill-fated voyage of all time, but a fully functioning replica of the Titanic will now set sail in 2018.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line is set to construct the Titanic II - which will be physically identical to the original ship.

And in keeping with the first version, the new vessel will offer first, second and third class tickets to those sailing on its modern voyage.


The ship’s dining room

The only significant change is the route - it won’t be emulating the original on a voyage from Southampton to New York.


The ship features the original’s classic staircase

Instead, Palmer’s new vessel will make a maiden voyage in 2018 from Jiangsu in eastern China to Dubai.

Speaking to the Independent, Blue Star Line’s marketing director James McDonald revealed: ‘The new Titanic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st century ship.’


Edwardian bedrooms also feature

The original Titanic tank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg on its maiden journey - resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew.