News Replica of Titanic will now set sail in 2018

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Replica of Titanic will now set sail in 2018

    Published February 11, 2016


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    Unlike the original, the Titanic II will have a welded and not riveted hull and be about four yards wider. (Blue Star Line)


    History buffs will have to wait just a little longer for a trip on a copycat of the ill-fated Titanic.


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    The Titanic II has an Edwardian gym complete with a rowing machine. (Blue Star Line)

    Scheduled to depart this year, the Titanic II— a fully functioning replica of the original vessel that sank beneath the frigid waves killing 1,503 people —won’t be ready until 2018. In addition, the new ship has a different route from the original 1912 Southampton, England to New York voyage.

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    Titanic II's pool will be 6ft deep like the original. (Blue Star Line)

    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer –the man behind the endeavor-- told The Belfast Telegraph it’s still happening and that the route will now be from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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    The First Class Lounge is decorated in Louis XV style. (Blue Star Line)

    The ship will have many of the original features, including Turkish baths, a squash court, a grand staircase, swimming pools and first, second and third-class tickets for sale.

    But in order to meet modern safety standards, it will have a welded and not riveted hull and be about four yards wider. And yes, there will be enough lifeboats for everyone. It will also have creature comforts like air conditioning, reported the Belfast Telegraph.

    "The new Titanic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you'd expect on a 21st century ship," James McDonald, global marketing director of Palmer's company Blue Star Line, told the Telegraph.

    The cost of the voyage has not been announced yet, but Blue Star reportedly has had offers of up to nearly $1 million for a passenger.

    By at 40,000 tons, 840 cabins and room for 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, passengers may feel the ship a bit smaller than the mega cruise ships of today.


     
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    As long as they put all the undesirables below deck like in the movie, I'm in!
     
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    Hope they don't hit an iceberg.
     
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    I hope Ice-Man from X-Men creates a bunch of icebergs and sinks this motherfucker. Then, James Cameron can make a legit sequel to The Titanic.
     
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    I don't like it. Seems kind of vulgar to me.
     
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    Theyre keeping everything original. All the amenities and conveniences of 1912.

    Are they insane.

    Fucking assholes.

    So the Arabs are paying for it and the Chinese are building it...

    Can we just blow it up now and get it over with?
     
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    China to Dubai, guess it will be sunk by a cyclone or a cruise missle.
     
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    It seems like they're trying to keep it as close to the original as possible, so are they going to also have a shortage of lifeboats too?
     
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    I ain't gettin' on that shit!!

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    Seems like you're jinxing the ship. This time we'll get selfies though of people about to drown.
     
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    I wouldn't want to ride on it. Some crazy fuck will probably try to sink it like the original.
     
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    They probably won't have AC and everyone will stink to high heaven . Who would go on this tub ?
     
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    I would go on this right after I book my Nazi concentration camp week vacation . What's wrong with people ?
    It's the equivalent of rubber necking on the highway when there is a car crash .
     
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    I'm gonna hit up that old-timey gymnasium and hit on the lasses in burlap swimsuits.
     
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    Are they using cheap Chinese rivets? What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    When this thing sinks, I'm going to laugh my ass off.
     
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    Way to strike when the iron is hot. Right in the midst of Titanic movie fever.
     
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