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Titanic II Voyage in 2018

Titanic II Voyage in 2018Titanic II Voyage in 2018

People have a fascination with the Titanic - the doomed ship that sank more than 100 years ago in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Called the “ship of dreams,” the Titanic was unlike anything people had seen before. And now, travelers may have the chance to see it again, CNN reported.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line have announced plans to unveil a ship that is physically identical to the Titanic.

At 270 meters long by 53 meters high, the fully functioning replica will be the same size as the original but will include modern safety and navigational features.

The ship is expected to set sail in 2018 from Jiangsu in eastern China to Dubai. It will carry 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members on the nine-floor, 840-cabin vessel and there will be enough lifeboat space for all of them.

The first Titanic originally set sail from Southampton on its way to New York in 1912 but sank after colliding with an iceberg. A total of 1,500 people died when it went down and only 700 survived.

‘Titanic II’ was originally planned to set sail in 2016, but its maiden voyage has been delayed.

Three tiers of tickets will be offered, as they were on the original Titanic, including first, second and third-class tickets. Blue Star Line has reported offers as high as $1 million for a chance to sail on the ship.

‘Titanic II’ will cost nearly $434 million when completed and it looks like passengers are in for a really luxurious ride.