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Take the video tour of Titanic 2

A 21st century replica of the famous Titanic ship is being built and is expected to be ready to set sail on its maiden voyage by 2018.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is funding the incredible build of ‘The Titanic 2’ despite criticisms from some who have accused the project of being insensitive and disrespectful to the victims who died when the original Titanic sunk.Titanic 2 video tour

The construction of Titanic 2 is taking place at the CSC Jinling Shipyard in Jiangsu, China and not in Belfast where the original was built.

It is expected to cost between £300 and £400 million to complete.

Despite there being objections from some, the demand for tickets has been huge and offers have reportedly been made of up to £640,000.

The ship will not follow the Titanic’s route on its maiden voyage, when it was travelled from Belfast to Southampton, then to Cherbourg in France and finally at Cork.

It never reached its New York destination after hitting an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean which resulted in the ship sinking and more than 1,500 losing their lives.

As a mark of respect the Titanic 2 will not follow that same ill-fated route. Instead it will sail from Jiangsu, China and across the Indian Ocean to Dubai.

Palmer wants to the ship to be as close as possible to an exact replica of the original, and it will keep the design of nine decks, with first, second and third class living quarters.

The ship will maintain the same height, length and weight of the original, but will be 13ft wider to comply with modern maritime regulations and, obviously, contain enough lifeboats for all passengers on board.

James McDonald, of Palmer’s company Blue Star Line, said: “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.”

A promotional video has been released to give potential passengers the chance to take a sneak peak at what Titanic 2 will look like.

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3 thoughts on “Take the video tour of Titanic 2

  1. Jennifer Johnson

    This is a disaster waiting to happen. Why in the world would you want to risk being on this when the first one sunk? The Titanic 2 may have better equipment and more lifeboats but come on now. I’m sorry but I just don’t see the point in all of this.

    29/02/2016 at 1:44 am
  2. Brenda Moneypenny

    Looks fabulous and would be a real tourist attraction. I would be first in the queue !!

    17/02/2016 at 9:16 pm
  3. Kathleen McCartney

    My young son is very interested in all things about the Titanic. We have bought books, Lego blocks, Christmas tree ornaments, obsession is probably s better word for his interest. He will ask me questions about Captian Edward. He stops in his tracks when he hears the theme song from the block buster movie. He want to one day build a devise that will bring the ship to the surface. I do not fully understand the level of his interest but admire his love and concern for all those who perished. I will hold off telling him a new Titanic is being built. He will want to set sail in this magnificent beauty. I should start saving now !!!!!

    17/02/2016 at 6:44 pm

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