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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.
21 February 2017
New technology to provide detailed scans of patients could improve the recovery of people suffering with liver cancer, scientists have said.
18 February 2017
At least 10 Britons have been injured in a speedboat accident off the icy coast of Norway.
17 February 2017
Comedian David Baddiel is trying to highlight the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people in a new documentary.
16 February 2017
The public has spoken and the world's favourite cruises are being honoured by a top cruise review site.
15 February 2017
The collaborative #SkiSafe campaign has been relaunched in a bid to raise safety awareness among winter sports enthusiasts.
14 February 2017
A new "age defying" hormone could offer a breakthrough in preventing kidney and heart disease in people who suffer from diabetes.
11 February 2017
Patients needing new life-saving medication could have to wait two years after the UK leaves the EU, experts are warning.
10 February 2017
Families looking to take a cheap break in the upcoming half term are often sorely disappointed, however new research suggests Cyprus is the best destination for a well-priced trip.
09 February 2017
Europe remains the world's number one region as a travel destination - but tourism growth is slowing down, a travel industry report has said.
08 February 2017
A terminal cancer patient is determined to fulfil his dream of climbing Mount Everest, despite having just months to live.
07 February 2017
One third of holidaying families will opt for a British break this year, new research suggests.
04 February 2017
The benefits of treating back pain with medication could be outweighed by the longer-term side effects, a study suggests.