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New Dates for Titanic II Global Launch and Events

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Shipping company Blue Star Line has announced a new date for the global launch next year of Titanic II on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York and has also rescheduled five other Titanic II events around the world.

In April, 2012, Mr Clive Palmer, a leading Australian businessman and owner of Blue Star Line, declared to the world his intention to build Titanic II, a full-scale recreation of the world’s most famous cruise liner.

The six Titanic II events were originally scheduled to take place in December, 2012. However, following the devastation caused in New York and along the east coast of the United States by Hurricane Sandy the decision was made to postpone all events until 2013.

Mr Palmer said the New York global launch and gala dinner will now be held on USS Intrepid on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, where he will officially unveil the plans for Titanic II.

Other Titanic II events will be held on February 16 in Macau, February 25 in Boston, March 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada as well as two launches in England on March 2 in London and March 5 in Southampton.

Mr Palmer said as the scheduled destination for RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage in April, 1912, New York has been central to the tragic ship’s story for more than a century.

“She would have docked at New York’s Pier 59, just a short distance from the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum where we will hold our global launch,” he said.

“Ultimately, only around 700 passengers and crew made it to New York when the rescue ship Carpathia arrived on April 18, 1912.

“While looking ahead to the exciting Titanic II project, we shall commemorate the past by paying tribute to the courage of the passengers and crew, along with those who risked their lives in the rescue mission.”

Titanic II is scheduled to set sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016.

In April, 2012, Blue Star Line signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese company CSC Jinling to build Titanic II, while plans for the ship have been commenced by Finnish-based marine design and engineering company Deltamarin.

 
Comments

I am looking forward to one day sailing on the grand and beautiful Titanic II, they way my Scotch-Irish forefathers did on the voyage of destiny. Thank you Mr Palmer for reviving a dream lost to the ages but rekindled by a man of the present, so that others may enjoy her,once the “mothership” has faded from view on the bottom of the sea, we will have her twin to gaze upon with wonder and majesty, keep her straight and true Mr Palmer. God bless.

I am an avid titanic fan and cannot wait for this beautiful and historic ship to commence its madien voyage i hope to be one of the passengers on a Titanic 2 when it stats. O just hope history has no plans of repeating its 1912 disaster

Hi I was wondering if you could give me any information regarding Titanic II. I was wondering if the prices for the tickets have been released. I had heard tickets were $25,000 dollars each and that they were all already sold out, but based on what I have read above, I assume that is just a rumor. If you have any information about the tickets, I would appreciate it. Also, I was wondering if the tickets would be available for purchase on this website. Thank you for your time.

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