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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.