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Titanic II: Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer releases plans for Titanic replica set to sail in 2016

Andrea Divirgilio / February 27, 2013

A century has sailed by since the historic, ultra-luxurious, giant steamship ‘Royal Mail Steamer’ RMS Titanic, which was originally considered to be ‘unsinkable’ met its catastrophic end in the North Atlantic in the early hours of 15th April 1912, plunging 2-miles to the ocean floor after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. And in the decades since her demise that led to the loss of over 1500 lives, Titanic has inspired numerous books, notable films, and countless Titanic memorabilia, while continuing to make headlines, thus remaining the object of public fascination and an ensuring legend.

And now in year 2016, this generation of Titanic fans and ultra-elites will get to experience cruising on the luxury liner again, as the Australian billionaire Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the successor to the doomed ocean liner, the Titanic II which is described to be less prone to sinking in such a dramatic fashion like the original one. Notably, Titanic II has captured the world’s imagination ever since Professor Palmer announced that his shipping company, Blue Star Line, would recreate the famous ship in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the launch and untimely fate of The Titanic. While every bit as luxurious as her namesake, Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems.

Titanic II: Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer announces plans to build Titanic replica set to sail in 2016

Mining tycoon Clive Palmer recently unveiled his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic, all in an effort to pay tribute to those who built and backed the original.

Notably, the outline of Titanic II, which will be build in China, is an almost exact match to the original ship, and will be virtually indistinguishable from the first ship, complete with four rear-slanted funnels.

Titanic II: Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer announces plans to build Titanic replica set to sail in 2016

Set to make its maiden voyage in 2016, Titanic II will mostly mimic the same route from Europe to Americas. Interestingly, over 40,000 applications have been submitted to be part of the maiden voyage.

Titanic II: Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer announces plans to build Titanic replica set to sail in 2016

Speaking about the safety precautions, the Titanic II unlike the original, will come equipped with a modern hospital, a helicopter landing pad, full air-conditioning, access to high speed internet, high-tech modern navigation system, and more than enough lifeboats and evacuation equipments for all passengers and crew.

Titanic II: Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer announces plans to build Titanic replica set to sail in 2016

Notably, the Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer founded Blue Star Line just to build the Titanic II and ploughed a huge amount of his personal fortune into it.

And for those who prefer to experience the less extravagant side of Titanic, the new ship will have third class accommodations, complete with shared bathrooms, dancing to Irish drums and Irish stew on the menu.

The ultimate plans of Palmer s to let you step aboard a true Transatlantic ocean liner and enjoy the luxury, from exquisite First Class rooms to comfortable Third Class accommodations.

Via: FoxNews / BlueStarLine / Guardian

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