Shipping company Blue Star Line has announced the rescheduled date for the formal Titanic II breakfast in the Canadian port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as rescheduling five other Titanic II events around the world.
In April, 2012, Professor 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 the east coast of the United States by Hurricane Sandy, the decision was made to postpone all events until 2013.
Professor Palmer said the Halifax breakfast will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Lord Nelson Hotel.
The global launch of Titanic II will take place on February 26 in New York while other events will be held on February 16 in Macau, February 25 in Boston as well as events in England in London on March 2 and Southampton on March 5.
Professor Palmer said Halifax has been central to Titanic’s story for over a century.
“Halifax became the final resting place for many who did not survive the 1912 disaster and a beacon of hope for those who did,” he said.
“While looking ahead to the exciting Titanic II project, we shall commemorate the past by paying tribute to the courage of passengers, crew and artisans who contributed so much to the original vessel.”
Titanic II is scheduled to set sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016.