Titanic II to set sail in 2016

An undated artist's rendering of the proposed cruise ship Titanic II.

An undated artist's rendering of the proposed cruise ship Titanic II.

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, Last Updated: 5:34 PM ET

All aboard Titanic II! What could possibly go wrong?

A full-sized replica of the doomed historical ship is scheduled to set sail from China to Southhampton in 2016, and then make its maiden passenger voyage from Southhampton to New York — the route planned for the original. The Telegraph reports some people have offered $1 million for one of its 2,400 passenger spaces.

The original Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk on April 15, 1912, killing 1,523 passengers and crew members.

But Clive Palmer, the Australian mining tycoon behind the Titanic II project, has higher hopes for this ship, which is being built by CSC Jinling Shipyard in China.

"Palmer's vision is not only to build a ship, but rebuild a legend that has captivated millions of people over a century," reads a description of at Blue Star Line.

It will follow the same design as the original, except this one will have the latest navigation and safety systems.


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