Despite his confidence the mastermind behind the project, brash Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer, refused say it was ‘unsinkable’
With a name like Titanic II its launch was never going to be plain sailing.
The sequel to the doomed liner that sank 100 years ago was announced on Tuesday – after its designer claimed it would be the ‘most safe cruise ship in the world’ with ample lifeboats.
With hubris akin to that of the 1912 original, Markku Kanerva said that ‘from a safety perspective’ there was no vessel on Earth which compared to the new boat.
He said that it had more than enough lifeboats and that the hull was stronger than the wooden original because it was made from steel composite.
Pictured above: The grand staircase on Titanic II envisioned
Despite his confidence the mastermind behind the project, brash Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer, refused say it was ‘unsinkable’.
The six-day maiden voyage will take place in late 2016 and will be be from Southampton to New York to ‘complete the journey’ started all those years ago.
Just like in 1912 there will be three classes of passenger and those with different tickets will not be able to move between the classes, though there will be more toilets for the lower decks than the original.
Everyone on board will however be provided with early-20th-century-style clothes and undergarments in their cabins to get them in the mood.
Whilst there will be air conditioning there will be no TVs and no Internet in a bid to get back to the ‘romance’ of a bygone age.
Watch below: A video tour of the virtual Titanic II