Titanic II Ship 2016 Release Date 2018, Ticket Prices, and More

Interior Photograph of Titanic Replica

Titanic II ship is the much expected and awaited ship around the world. It was due in 2016 but the developer cancelled it by 2018. It was first announced by the Australian billionaire Clive Palmer in April, 2012. The construction of Titanic II ship was delayed and the final launch date was set 2018. The launch date was set 2016 when it was first announced.

Original Titanic Ship
Original Titanic Ship. Image Source: IrishCentral.com

Approx. Cost

According to the latest reports, Titanic II ship will cost about $500 million. It will be considered as one of the most expensive cruise ships in the world.

Expected Release Date

In the first announcement, the developer set the launch date 2016 year. In 2016, the company again delayed the launch date to 2018 year due to some reasons. However, many experts claimed that the launch date will again be delayed.

Financial Issues

Clive Palmer was failed to raise the capital to construct the replica of original Titanic. Even the Titanic II Ship’s proposed construction company also stated that the work is halted at the site. Palmer failed to get funding for his venture. According to the latest reports, his corporate jet was put up for sale and his charitable contributions had declined.

Delay, Delay and Just Delay

A spokesman told the reporters that the project is just delayed and the company is going to launch the Titanic II ship in 2018. CNN also published an article stating the project is delayed by two years and pushed back to 2018. A few experts and news reports have also surfaced that the Titanic II Ship will not sail in 2018 because no construction work started till date.

Ticket Prices

The company didn’t provided any information on ticket pricing and number of rooms for passengers. A large number of people shown their interest to buy Titanic II ship tickets in its maiden voyage.

Modern Facilities

“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,” said James McDonald, the global marketing director of Palmer’s company Blue Star Line.

Photographs Released

Blue Star Line has released the photographs of the expected cruise ship.

Fast Facts About Titanic II

  • Decks: 9
  • Construction Timeline: TBD
  • Height: 174ft
  • Crew: 900
  • Maiden Voyage: Scheduled for 2018
  • Maximum Speed: 24 knots
  • Lifeboat capacity: 2700
  • Construction company: CSC Jinling Shipyard in Jiangsu, China
  • Passengers: 2435
  • Cost: TBD

Article last re-published on April 23, 2016.

3 Comment

  1. Cecilia says: Reply

    Wow, after the first Titanic, they are building another one? This is not a brilliant idea after what happened to the first Titanic. I mean come on, what if the new ship sinks, who in their right mind would build a second Titanic? Although, I wonder if the Titanic was jinxed or something. One of the people said from the movie, “God himself cannot sink this ship.” If I were the person that came up with this idea, I would cancel the trip. I just don’t think it’s safe.

  2. Sraboni Karmakar says: Reply

    Respect to you, all the men of blue star line company and specially Clive Palmer.

  3. Sraboni Karmakar says: Reply

    Oh… i really excited of this matter

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