Shipping company Blue Star Line has announced a new date for the Southampton Breakfast at The Grand Cafe and has also rescheduled 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 along the east coast of the United States by Hurricane Sandy the decision was made to postpone all events until 2013.
Professor Palmer said the Southampton Breakfast will now be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at The Grand Cafe.
Professor Palmer said Southampton has been central to Titanic and her story for over a century.
“She began her ill-fated journey from the city’s port and more than five hundred Southampton families were tragically touched by the 1912 disaster,” 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 ship of dreams.”
Titanic II is scheduled to set sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016.