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It’s official–the Titanic II, a replica of the White Star Line’s ill-fated RMS Titanic, is set to sail from Eastern China to Dubai next year, more than 100 years after the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage and more than 1,500 people died when she slammed into an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.  

Not to be confused with a Chinese replica ship on permanent display as a tourist attraction and floating hotel in China, this will be an actual functional cruise ship.  Photographs recently released of the Titanic II show just how faithfully the ship’s builders are recreating the original ship.  Reportedly, it will have nine decks and 840 cabins, accommodating 2,400 passengers and 900 crew, and just as on the original Titanic, passengers on the Titanic II will have the choice of sailing in first, second, or third class.

The new ship is the brainchild of Australian Clive Palmer and is being built in China by CSC Jinling. It promises to feaure an authentic Turkish bath, an Edwardian gym, a cigar-smoking room, and the famous grand staircase prominently featured in the 1997 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.  

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Titanic II’s Grand Staircase is designed to look just like the original (Picture: EPA)

One significant difference between the original Titanic and its soon-to-be newly minted successor it that the Titanic II will be equipped with all the necessary modern navigation and safety equipment of today’s cruise ships–and of course enough lifeboats for all its passengers and crew. Another significant difference will be that the new ship will be powered by modern diesel-electric propulsion systems running on heavy fuel and marine oil, rather than the original’s steam and coal-fired engines. This will also save valuable space on the vessel, providing more cabins for crew and other services.

Our maritime injury law firm wishes Mr. Palmer, the Titanic II’s passengers, and crew many safe and successful voyages.  Our attorneys are passionate about passenger safety and holding cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead the people they serve.  If you have been injured aboard a cruise ship, anywhere in the world, reach our office today for a free initial consultation, toll-free at 1-866-597-7429, locally at 305-441-0440, by email at [email protected], or SKYPE.  

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