Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
01 March 2013 08:28
The original Titanic was thought to be indestructible
An Australian mining entrepreneur has unveiled blueprints for 'Titanic II' - a modern replica of the ship which infamously sank 101 years ago.
Clive Palmer said the ship will recreate the design and decor of the original, which sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. There will be some modifications to keep it in line with modern day health and safety legislation as well as some 21st century comforts such as air conditioning.
Unlike the original Titanic, the new ship will have more than enough space in its lifeboats for every passenger on board and it will have additional staircases. Some 1,500 people died in April 2012 when the Titanic sank. However Markku Kanerva, sales director at Deltamarin, the Finnish company designing the new ship, said it would be a very safe cruise vessel. Anyone taking a cruise holiday overseas may wish to consider the use of
travel insurance to protect them from mishaps abroad.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.
07 September 2016
Tiny particles that are breathed in and taken into the brain through air pollution could trigger Alzheimer's disease, research finds.