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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.
29 September 2016
Tour operator Thomas Cook says its earnings are still being impacted by recent terror attacks.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
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.