Titanic replica to set sail from Dubai

The ship will feature dining rooms and cabins identical to those on the original vessel

Titanic replica to set sail from Dubai

A replica of the Titanic is to set sail from Dubai in 2022 for its two-week maiden voyage.

The ship will feature dining rooms, cabins, a ballroom and a Grand Staircase identical to those on the original vessel.

It will also include a replica of the engine from the doomed ship, which collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage in 1912 leaving more than 1,500 passengers and crew dead.

First announced in 2012, the ship will be owned and operated by the Blue Star Line and will run on weekly voyages from the UK to New York.
However, the first sailing is planned from Dubai, according to Australian billionaire Clive Palmer who is financing the $500 million project.

He told Cruise Arabia & Africa: “After a shakedown cruise from the shipyard to Singapore, we’ll offer a two-week maiden voyage to Dubai, with another grand voyage from Dubai to Southampton.

“Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest levels of luxurious comfort.”

The ship is set to launch in 2022 – exactly 110 years after the original RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton.

It will accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.

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