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15 October 2012 08:55
Plans to build the Titanic II -a replica of the original - are to be unveiled in December
Further details regarding a cruise ship project dubbed "Titanic II" are to be revealed before the end of the year. The project, which an Australian billionaire is bankrolling, is to be unveiled at a dinner in New York in December.
The ship is to be a replica of the original, with nine decks and 840 rooms. Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is funding the project, while the ship is to be built in China. The project launch is set to take place on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, which is moored in New York. Titanic II is expected to make its first cruise in 2016 from Southampton, the port from which the original ship departed. With a few years between then and now travellers have plenty of time to save up, but they should also remember to arrange
cruise travel insurance as well.
"Since we announced our plan in April we've had a huge amount of interest, particularly from people wanting to know how they can secure a booking for the maiden voyage, along with commercial sponsors," Palmer told the media.
20 January 2017
Winter sports enthusiasts are being urged to check they have the right insurance after new research shows only 1 in 6 people are covered under their standard travel insurance policy.
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.