It was in 2012 that the Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, Chairman of the Blue Star Line, announced that he was to build a replica of RMS Titanic and that the ship would be called Titanic 2. She had been expected to set sail in 2016, although a series of delays put the project in jeopardy, and many assumed that the project had been cancelled. We were told a few months ago that the ship was to be completed, although no new launch date was shared at that time.
The latest Titanic 2 ship news is a positive one, Mr Palmer has announced the project is still ongoing, and the new Titanic 2 launch date will now be in 2018, which makes it two years behind schedule but is certainly great news for the continuation of the project.
There will now be renewed demand for Titanic 2 tickets, for which prices are yet to be confirmed. We do know that there will be first, second and third class fares like the original RMS Titanic, and some people have been offering up to £640,000 so they can be the first to experience life aboard the Titanic 2.
This is not the only Titanic related news, as a theme park in Sichuan Province, China, is set to open a life-sized Titanic themed hotel and casino in 2017.