Australian businessman unveils plans for Titanic 2





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Published on Mar 28, 2013

Australian businessman Clive Palmer has unveiled designs for Titanic 2, a modern-day replica of the doomed cruise ship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.
Introducing the ship at a press conference in New York, Palmer said the Titanic 2 would faithfully recreate the experience of sailing on the original liner, including having three passenger classes that would not be allowed to mingle.
Palmer, who formed the cruise company Blue Star Line last year
Reuters reported that, "Unlike the original, Titanic II will have more than enough space in its lifeboats for every person on board and will have additional escape staircases. Markku Kanerva, sales director at Deltamarin, the Finnish company designing the ship, said it would be the safest cruise ship in the world.
Palmer declined to answer questions about the project's cost. Although the Titanic was the world's largest ship in her time, she would be smaller than many of today's modern cruise ships."
The original's iconic funnels will also feature, but are there merely for show. The Titanic 2 will also include a modern hull design and propulsion system.

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