106 years after the original Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The disaster killed more than 1,500 people. Titanic II is the project of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line.
The new ship will be almost identical to the cruise ship from 1912. However it will be four meters wider than the original in order to meet the security demands of the 21st century. For that reason, ordered the hull and not be put together with rivets as in the original.
The new ship will have enough lifeboats and new evacuation systems. One of the decks will have replicas of the original lifeboats.
The ship will be 270 meters long, 53 meters high and weigh 40,000 tons. As with the original Titanic passengers can purchase tickets for the first, second and third class.
In total, the nine-floors replica will also contain 840 cabins for 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members. But there is more: in addition to a pool, the luxury transport will also have Turkish baths and old gymnasiums.
It is still unknown how much a ticket will cost. Blue Star Line has told that someone has offered $1 million to join the first trip.
Animations from Blue Star Line shows how the ship should look like. The similarities with the original Titanic are unprecedented. Like Café Parisien, one of the eateries for rich passengers, recreated in detail.
Minute 14:00 in the video below you can see the animation images. For more information you can visit the Blue Star Line site.