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MS Titanic 2 cruise ship is among the world's most-anticipated newbuild vessels on order , fascinating and inspiring millions worldwide. The Titanic replica is a stunning shipbuilding project to revive the ocean liner RMS Titanic . The idea for the new ship belongs to one of Australia's richest people - the mining magnate Clive Palmer.

On April 30, 2012, at a special press conference, Clive Palmer astonished and shocked the world by announcing his intention to build a full-scale replica of RMS Titanic. The new 56,000- GT ton ship will have 12 decks , 835 passenger staterooms and max capacity 2435 passengers plus 900 staff and crew.

The maiden voyage of Titanic II is planned to leave not from Southampton to New York (like the original liner), but from Jiangsu China (north of Shanghai ) to Dubai UAE . The new ship is intended to have modern passenger evacuation systems, digital navigation, latest radar systems and satellite communications, Helideck, top-deck gardens. Some relatives of passengers who died on RMS Titanic condemned the project to build a replica ship as insensitive. Blue Star Line was flooded with inquiries from potential customers, some offering up to GBP 640,000 to book Titanic 2's inaugural cruise.

The replica ship was expected to enter service in 2025.

IMPORTANT/NEWS : On March 13, 2024, at a press conference in Sydney NSW, Clive Palmer announced that his company Blue Star Line relaunched the shipbuilding project for Titanic II and plans to contract a shipyard in 2024 and start the project in 2025-Q1. For the delays he blamed the COVID crisis and assured that now he has "enough money to build the Titanic ten times over”. According to the billionaire, shipbuilding tenders would start in June (2024), with shipyard contracts signed by December. The project's estimated value would be between USD 0,5-1 billion. The Maiden Voyage is planned for 2027-Q1.

Titanic 2 ship construction and technical details

The new Titanic 2 ship was expected to be launched in 2018 - 106 years after the original ship sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. The original plans of Blue Star Line were to launch the replica ship in April 2012, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking.

The project was first pushed back to 2016, and then to 2018. In September 2018, Clive Palmer confirmed in London England that construction works have been recommended and that the new liner will be nearly identical to RMS Titanic.

The new ship will be 883 ft (270 m) long, just 2 inches longer than the original and 12 ft (3,7 m) wider in order to increase stability. The shipbuilder is CSC Jinling in Nanjing (the capital city of Jiangsu province, central-eastern China). The company is state-owned and has a shipyard with two drydocks.

The boat's external look is an exact copy of the namesake, but as a 21-st century cruise vessel, it will be fitted with top-notch marine systems and equipment to ensure the industry's highest safety standards. The original steam plant (based on coal-fired boilers and steam engines) is replaced by a diesel powerplant and diesel-electric propulsion.

Next video animation shows RMS Titanic's powerplant and how it works.

The new Titanic ship is powered by four Wartsila diesel engines - two model 12V46F (12-cylinder, combined output 28,8 MW) plus two model 8L46F (8-cylinder gen-sets, combined output 19,2 MW), to total power output 48 MW. The propulsion system is based on 3x azimuth thrusters (360-degree rotating propellers) with combined output 30 MW.

The cruise ship has a 2-sectioned Navigation Bridge - forward (designed as an original replica) and aft (high technology wheelhouse). Marconi Room (communication facility on RMS Titanic) will be replicated, but not functional.

A new extra "Safety Deck" between original decks D and C is projected for 18 lifeboats and the safety chutes. It was not decided whether there will be garage or cars on-deck storage on board. New Titanic 2 ship will have all the safety certificates, including of course SOLAS. The building cost of the new liner was estimated to be around GBP 400 million.

Despite the planned maiden voyage in 2016, then in 2018, the vessel's construction didn't start. Blue Star Line's website was closed in 2018 and Clive Palmer abandoned its trademark. In 2017, Palmer was reported to be in ill health, suffering from memory lapses.

Decks and Cabins

Just as the original liner, Titanic 2 is planned to have 3 passenger classes, with the options of guests to sleep 6 nights in a same-class cabin or 2 nights in each class. Surprisingly, the 3rd class is attracting attention globally, being one of the most searched. Bathrooms are designed to be common (shared). There was an idea the ship to provide costumes (typical for each class cabins) complementary to all passengers.

Staterooms as amenities and decorations are planned to be very similar to those of RMS Titanic. The custom-made premium furniture will be made of high-quality woods (mahogany, walnut, sycamore, satinwood). First-Class cabins feature oak paneling. Second-Class cabins are with 2 beds (sofabed and fold-away). All staterooms have a wardrobe, dresser, seating area, steward call buttons.

New lower deck cabins are designed with modern amenities, but all other staterooms and all public premises (deck D and above) are precise recreations of the original ship.

The boat has 12 decks , of which 10 are passenger-accessible and 7 with cabins ( 835 passenger staterooms ).

Shipboard facilities

The new "Safety Deck" houses the Casino Lounge, Retail Shops, Hospital (Infirmary) and the 400-seat Theater (main show lounge). The company V-Ships Leisure is contracted to provide all onboard entertainment. Other planned facilities include 3 dining rooms (including First-Class Dining Saloon colored in white), a la carte restaurant, Cafe Parisien (patisserie), promenade deck (outdoor walking area encircling the ship), glass-dome covered Sun Deck (sunbathing area with 2 swimming pools, jacuzzis, changing cubicles, showers), Spa complex, Turkish baths, gymnasium, squash court, smoking lounge (blue and red-colored), several bars.

RMS Titanic's lounges and public spaces will be recreated with regard to the smallest details, including timber cladding walls, custom-made furniture, original artworks, light fittings, crystal chandeliers.

Shipboard dining

Onboard dining menus were developed by 68 chefs. Clive Palmer hosted gala events in NYC, London and Macau, offering VIP guests the 11-course dinner to be available at the new Titanic.

The list of those meals included:

  • Course 1: Oysters
  • Course 2: Consomme Olga
  • Course 3: Scottish Balik Salmon w Mousseline Sauce, Cucumber
  • Course 4: Saute of Chicken Lyonnaise, Vegetable Marrow Farcie, Parmentier Potatoes
  • Course 5: Aberdeen Angus Filet Mignons Lili
  • Course 6: Eye of Lamb Loin, Mint Sauce and Green Peas, Boiled New Potatoes
  • Course 7: Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce, Boiled Rice
  • Course 8: Punch Romaine
  • Course 9: Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette - Pate De Foie Gras
  • Course 10: Waldorf Pudding, French Ice Cream, Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly, Chocolate and Vanilla Eclair
  • Course 11: English Stilton and Port Wine, Hors D'oeuvre Varies.

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Next links jump down directly to China's Titanic hotel and our concise RMS Titanic review featuring the provocative Titanic conspiracy video. You'll be surprised how much you don't know about the world's most tragic and best-known cruise ship disaster !

Godspeed to the new ship!

Clive Palmer's ship Titanic II

Creator of the Titanic 2 shipbuilding project is Clive Frederick Palmer (born March 26, 1954) - an Australian businessman, managing iron ore, nickel and coal holdings. Forbes Magazine estimated his wealth in January 2013 at USD 895 million.

In late-April 2012, Clive Palmer signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with one of China's largest shipbuilding companies - CSC Jinling - to construct a replica of RMS Titanic. Apart from his "Titanic 2" project, Palmer is also popular for another stunning plan - to create a Jurassic Park (with over 100 animatronic dinosaurs) in his resort in Coolum Beach - on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. In 2013, he formed the political party Palmer United, to compete for the federal election. He was a candidate for Division of Fairfax and won the election by 36 votes.

The replica cruise liner is planned to be 100% fireproof and with an ice-strengthened hull (ice-class PC6) to withstand icebergs and any weather extremes. The maritime industry's most advanced navigation equipment and all safety standards will be implemented.

"Titanic 2 Ship" project was initially joined by 3 big companies - Deltamarin (marine design, engineering, construction support), Tillberg Design Sweden ( cruise ship design , hotel and restaurant interiors) and Lloyd's Register Group Ltd (marine and shipping services, vessel classification society). The Titanic replica project was supported by an advisory board. The ship model was tested in Germany.

In the period 2015-2018, the project was suspended because Olive Palmer was in dispute with China's state-owned CITIC Group Corporation Ltd over the payment of royalties (hundreds of millions of US dollars) to Palmer-owned companies.

On October 16, 2018, Clive Palmer (current Chairman of the Paris -based "Blue Star Line" company) appointed his nephew Clive Mensink (former director of Queensland Nickel, Townsville QLD Australia ) as project's Director and company's CEO. He is responsible for staff recruitment, crew training and contractor negotiations. Company's headquarter office (in Paris France) is scheduled for opening in March 2019.

On October 30, 2018, as "Global Project Director" ("Titanic II") was announced Ms Baljeet Singh - lawyer and former Blue Star Line employee (Project Director in the period 2012-2015). Her job is to organize and attend planning and development meetings worldwide, liaising with USCG and US Gov agencies, overseeing the cruise company's European Director. Previously, she has worked for Clive Palmer as his mining company's Legal Director.

On December 17, 2018, was announced that V-Ships Leisure Ltd (a subsidiary of V-Group) is contracted as the ship management company for Titanic 2. V-Group is vessel management and support services provider, and industry's first with a dedicated cruise ship division (V-Ships Leisure).

On November 2, 2018, was announced that Deltmarin joins again the project. After reevaluating the project, in 2020 Deltmarin started to look for a shipbuilding yard as an alternative of the CSC Jinling Shipyard (China).

Titanic Ship Hotel in China (Romandisea Resort)

RMS Titanic inspired the Chinese company "Qixing Energy Investment Group" to build the famous ocean liner as a full-scale hotel ship replica. The order was placed with Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group.

The Chinese group manages energy factories. It announced the ship hotel project as a theme park - officially called "Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort". The resort park is sized 6,7 km2 (2,6 ml2). It is located in Da Ying county (Sichuan Province, China) and includes attractions like spa resort (with Turkish baths), artificial beach, amusement park (with medieval castle replicas, Venetian church replica, clock tower, large swimming pool). Next image shows the resort's amusement park.

However, the resort's main attraction is the Titanic ship-hotel in life-size. The project's cost was nearly CNY 1 billion (USD 165 million / GBP 105 million). The construction was scheduled to start in 2014 and the opening was initially set for 2016.

The full-size replica ship is located over 1200 km (745 ml) from the sea (approx 114 km / 70 ml from Chengdu ). It has length 269 m (882 ft) and width 28 m (92 ft). It also has original features - like theatre, ballroom, swimming pool, staterooms.

The hotel is floating (docked at Qi River / moored permanently within a reservoir). China's Titanic replica has a capacity for 1500 guests per day.

Qixing revealed the plan to rebuild the luxury ocean liner in January 2014. Tickets cost from CNY 3000 (GBP 350) per cabin per night. Suites cost from CNY 100,000 Yuan (GBP 11,580). The onboard entertainment includes Vegas-style show productions, ballroom dancing, pool deck parties, food menus with items from the original liner.

China's Titanic ship-hotel was designed in 2 years, with designer and technician services provided by USA and UK companies using the blueprints of RMS Olympic. The groundbreaking ceremony was in March 2015. The shipbuilder started manufacturing parts for the liner in May 2015. The Chinese Titanic had its keel-laying ceremony held on November 29, 2016. The event was attended by Lord Peter Mandelson (British politician). The vessel was re-scheduled for completion in 2018.

On-site assembly was planned for May 2015 but started in late-November 2016. In December 2017, hull's construction at the assembly site was completed. In September 2017, ship's construction was half complete, with built 6 out of all 9 decks. In January 2018 was announced that due to financial problems (increasing steel prices), the project is pushed back until 2019.

Around 50,000 tons of steel were used for its construction – more than the steel used for building an aircraft carrier. The replica ship includes many original features (Atrium's grand staircase, dining rooms, passenger cabins, swimming pool, boiler room 1, engine room, engine replica, mock-up steam engine) plus some new features (ballroom, cinema/theatre lounge). Originally was planned an audiovisual technology at ship's theatre to simulate the iceberg collision that resulted in the sinking, but the idea was later scrapped. Ship's disaster simulator allows "passengers" to feel the shipwreck atmosphere in 6D.

For a Royal Caribbean (Sovereign-Class) ship-shaped hotel see CruiseMapper's review of Sun Cruise Resort (Korea) .

RMS Titanic

The maiden voyage of RMS Titanic started on April 10, 1912, at noon. The intended distance of the journey from England was approx 5350 km. Unfortunately, the liner didn't finish its first and only voyage. On April 14, after receiving 6 warnings for floating sea ice, the crew sighted an iceberg. Travelling near the max speed and unable to turn quickly enough, at 23:40 (ship time) Titanic struck the iceberg. In less than 10 seconds the hull was ripped opened (below the waterline) for a length of 91 m. Titanic sank 2 hours and 40 min later (at 2:20 ship time / 5:18 GMT) on April 15, 1912.

The tragic story of the Titanic ship is described in movies due to the fact that it combines money, ambition, love, courage and loss. The story was dramatized a few times. The first successful movie came in 1958, “A Night to Remember” (IMBD). It was an adaptation of Walter Lord’s book of the same name, published in 1955 and it was based on the stories of sixty-three survivors from the Titanic disaster. Without any doubt, the best movie, based on the Titanic story, was made by James Cameron. The movie “Titanic” (IMBD) came in 1997. The story focuses on the love between two fictional characters from different social classes: Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio).

The exact number of passengers and casualties is still a matter of discussion. Some (mainly business magnates) cancelled their trip just before ship's departure. Some travelled under false names and were added twice in the casualties list. Some died soon after the disaster due to injuries, hypothermia and other illnesses. Officially, Titanic left Ireland with 2224 passengers. About 1514 of them died and 710 were saved.

Exhibitions of different objects from the liner can be seen in museums such as Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and the SeaCity Museum in Southampton.

Next YouTube video is dedicated on RMS Titanic's maiden (and last) voyage.

Next, you can watch "Did Titanic Really Sink" - representing the conspiracy theory that the sisterships RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic were “switched” in an insurance fraud scheme.

Unfortunately, in 2020, the intriguing and most provocative "Titanic Conspiracy Documentary" (2012 movie) was removed from YouTube.

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Billionaire Clive Palmer Relaunches Plans to Build a Replica of the Titanic

  • March 16, 2024

Titanic II

The Australian billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line have relaunched the plan to build the Titanic II, a replica of the ship that sank in 1912.

The billionaire and former member of the Australian parliament made the announcement on Thursday, March 13, at a press conference in Sydney. 

According to the Guardian , Palmer revealed plans to secure a shipyard and start building the vessel “far, far superior than the original” early next year. 

Palmer has already started and stopped the Titanic II project twice before (in 2012 and again in 2018) and blamed the pandemic for the delays. However, this time, he assured the public that he had “enough money to build the Titanic 10 times over”.

“So I could do the Titanic. I’m gonna do it,” said Palmer. “It’s a lot more fun to do the Titanic than it is to sit at home and count my money.

“All you need to be happy, I’ve found in my life, is to have someone that loves you, somewhere to sleep at night and enough for a good meal.

“Beyond that, the rest is an illusion – it’s like playing golf.”

Palmer said tenders for the construction of the vessel would go out in June, with contracts signed by December. According to the billionaire’s estimate, the project would cost between $500 million and $1 billion.

He also revealed that the Finnish-based ship design and marine engineering company Deltamarin supported the project.

Journalists at the press conference were shown a five-minute video of what all nine decks of the Titanic II would look like, complete with a ballroom, swimming pool and Turkish baths.

The Titanic II will be 269 meters (833 feet) long and 32.2 meters (105 feet) wide with a capacity for 2,345 passengers in 835 cabins. Nearly half of the cabins will be reserved for first-class passengers.

Third-class passengers will dine on stew and mashed potatoes at communal tables in a dining room reminiscent of the original ship. However, a spokesperson noted that alternative meal options will also be available for passengers seeking a less traditional experience.

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Titanic II could set sail by 2022, following original route

By Christopher Brito

October 23, 2018 / 3:19 PM EDT / CBS News

A replica of the Titanic could embark on its maiden voyage by 2022 and eventually follow its doomed predecessor's original route from Southampton to New York, the company behind the "Titanic II" project says. Clive Palmer, an Australian businessman and chairman of Blue Star Line, announced the revival of the project in September following years of delays due to financial constraints.

The new Titanic, which will cost about $500 million to build, could hold 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members. Palmer told  Cruise Arabia and Africa that the launch date for the ship had been pushed back from 2018 to 2022, 110 years after the original hit an iceberg and fell to the ocean floor. If all goes according to plan, Palmer said the ship will travel from Dubai to Southampton before making the journey across the Atlantic.

"The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York," Palmer said in a statement  last month. "But she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits."

Blue Star Line did not immediately respond to a request for additional details on the project. 

The project was initially announced in 2012. After myriad financial problems, the plan was suspended in 2015 and restarted in September.

"Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort," Palmer said in his statement.

Palmer intends to make Titanic II's maiden voyage a two-week journey from Singapore to Dubai, followed by a trip to Southampton, where it would begin weekly trips between the U.S. and the U.K. during the summer months. The European headquarters of Blue Star Line will likely be in Paris, Palmer announced Monday , citing Britain's decision to leave the European Union. 

Its namesake famously sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. But in a few years, fans of "Titanic" the film could have to opportunity to ride in the same ship where people fell in love with Rose and Jack. 

"Millions have dreamt of sailing on her, seeing her in port and experiencing her unique majesty," Palmer said. "Titanic ll will be the ship where those dreams come true."

Christopher Brito is a social media manager and trending content writer for CBS News.

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