Titanic 2 Ship – Australian billionaire’s project to revive RMS Titanic in 2018

The new Titanic II ship replicaTitanic 2 cruise ship – the world’s most waited vessel, fascinates and inspires the imagination of millions of people around the world. Titanic replica ship – the stunning project to revive the RMS Titanic dream, is a brainchild of one of the richest people in Australia, a multimillion mining magnate and an adventurous visionary unmatched around the world-Clive Palmer.

On April the 30th 2012, on a special press conference Palmer astonished and shocked the world announcing his bold intention to create a full-scale replica of Titanic. The new Titanic 2 ship will offer 840 cabins and the capacity to host 2,435 passengers and 900-crew.

Clive Palmer – the Titanic II creator

New Titanic 2 ship’ s creator – Clive Frederick Palmer (born 26 March 1954) is an Australian businessman, managing iron ore, nickel and coal holdings. Forbes magazine in January 2013 estimated his wealth at the amount of US$895 million.

Clive Palmer New 2 Titanic ship builder and owner

Clive Palmer New 2 Titanic ship owner and creator

Clive Palmer has already signed (in April 2012) a memorandum of understanding with one of the top ship-building companies in the world the Chinese state owned CSC Jinling to construct a replica of RMS Titanic, the Titanic II ship. The vessel will be built in China and will set sail in late 2016.

Apart from his Titanic 2 ship project, Palmer is also popular for another stunning plan to create a simulate Jurassic Park by over 100 animatronic dinosaurs in his resort in Coolum.

In 2013 he formed the political party Palmer United , to compete for the federal election, in which he was a candidate for the Division of Fairfax in Queensland and won it by 36 votes.

Titanic 2 ship construction and technical details

The new Titanic 2 ship is expected to be launched in 2018. The new ship will be 833 feet long, just three inches longer than the original and 4.2m (13.9ft) wider in order to increase stability.

Titanic II ship external look will be of course a copy of her namesake but still it will be a 21-st century vessel with all the equipment and safety standards. Coal-fired boilers and steam engines will be replaced by diesel drivers. New Titanic 2 ship will be powered by four Warstila 46F diesel generating sets, two 12 cylinder 12V46F engines each producing 14,400 KW and two eight cylinder producing 9,600 KW each. Three azimuth thrusters of the new Titanic 2 ship will do the propulsion and also the maneuvering as the replica rudder will only be a decoration.

Titanic 2 ship will have a two sectioned bridge. The forward section is designed to be an original RMS Titanic replica and the aft section a high technology bridge with all the available features in 2018.

A new extra “Safety deck” between original decks D and C is projected for 18  lifeboats and the safety chutes. It’s not yet decided whether there will be garage or cars on-deck storage on board. New Titanic 2 ship will have all the safety certificates, including of course SOLAS.

Rooms on new Titanic II ship

Just as the original Titanic, Titanic 2 ship will be a three class ship but passengers will be provided with the option to pick up different packages-one class voyage for all the six nights on board or two nights in each class. Surprisingly Third class is attracting attention globally, being one of the most searched. Fact that is most probably to be explained with James Cameron’s “Titanic” movie. Third class cabins will be complete offering Irish stew in the menu and Irish drums rhythm as a music font. Bathrooms will be shared. Edwardian spirit could be made even more dense with the Clive Palmer’s plans to provide a costume typical for the class of every ticket holder.

New Titanic II ship 3rd Class Cruise CabinRMS Titanic lounges and public spaces will be recreated with regard to any smallest detail. Timber cladded walls, furniture, light fittings, crystal artwork chandeliers… everything will be provided by the best suppliers around the world.

New lower deck located cabins will be modern cruiser’s cabins but all other cabins and absolutely all public premises starting form deck D upwards will be precise recreation of RMS Titanic.

V.Ships in charge of Entertainment on Titanic 2 ship

The extra added new “Safety deck” on the new Titanic 2 ship will also house a casino, shops, hospital and a four hundred seat theater. World’s leading third-party vessel management V.Ships leisure is appointed to contribute for the passengers entertainment. Company’s CEO Andrea Zito gladly comments his company involvement in the new Titanic 2 ship project:

  • “We are very pleased to be part of the team that V.Ships will re-create this iconic ship in a project which we will combine our current know-how with our heritage from the time Vlasov created the first Sitmar Line and then Sitmar Cruises,”.

Ticket holders will of course be fully offered to spend their time on the new Titanic 2 ship in an Edwardian manner. Dining rooms, Turkish bath, Cafe Parisien, swimming pool, gymnasium and a smoking room will be at passengers’ disposal. They can also enjoy a replica ashore boat excursion.

Dining at Titanic 2 cruise ship – a taste of Edwardian era

Titanic 2 ship menus have already been elaborated by 68 chefs. Mr. Clive Palmer hosted galas in New York, London and Macau, offering the guests 11-course dinner and thus prompting what the menu on Titanic II would be.

So here are the meals enjoyed:

  • Course One: Oysters
  • Course Two: Consommé Olga
  • Course Three: Scottish Balik Salmon w Mousseline Sauce, Cucumber
  • Course Four: Sauté of Chicken Lyonnaise, Vegetable Marrow Farcie, Parmentier Potatoes
  • Course Five: Aberdeen Angus Filet Mignons Lili
  • Course Six: Eye of Lamb Loin, Mint Sauce & Green Peas, Boiled New Potatoes
  • Course Seven: Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce, Boiled Rice
  • Course Eight: Punch Romaine
  • Course Nine: Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette – Pate De Foie Gras
  • Course Ten: Waldorf Pudding, French Ice Cream, Peaches en Chartreuse Jelly, Chocolate & Vanilla Éclair
  • Course Eleven: English Stilton & Port Wine, Hors D’ Oeuvre Varies.

The new Titanic 2 cruise ship will be an amazing authentic recreation providing the opportunity to experience a real Edwardian splendour. There will be some differences but they are entirely in favour of passengers’ security. Titanic II will be fireproof and constructed to withstand icebergs and any weather extreme. Most advanced high-tech navigation equipment and all safety standard features will be onboard this 21-st century new Titanic ship.