Titanic II to set sail from China to Dubai in 2018
The ill-fated RMS Titanic sank more than ten decades ago in 1912 and the memories of that tragic event still remain fresh in our mind. The doomed ocean liner will never return to make another voyage, but an exact replica is all set to take to the waters in 2018. Scheduled for launch this year, the probable date for this ship’s journey from Jiangsu-China-Dubai is pushed ahead to 2018. Known as Titanic II, the replica of original Titanic ship is being built by Blue Star Line owned by Australian billionaire Clive Palmer. From the outside as well as inside this ocean liner will bear striking resemblance to the unfortunate ship which became a part of history for all the wrong reasons.
Unlike today’s tech savvy ships for the rich and famous, this one will have a small swimming pool, Turkish baths and Edwardian gym. And James McDonald, global marketing director of Palmer’s company Blue Star Line added that they have plans to incorporate modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems to make sure the Titanic never sinks again.
Everything will make you remember about Titanic, and I hope this time around there are no unforeseen events on its launch date. The estimated ticket for passengers of this voyage is going to be around $1 million and it is going to be affordable for the filthy rich.
Have a look at these nostalgic pictures of the new Titanic compared to the one that sank to the ocean floor.