Titanic II will sail from China to Dubai on maiden voyage in 2018
26 October, 2015
THE BIG NEWS NETWORK
Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer’s Blue Star Line has announced that Titanic II, his fully-functioning replica of the famous ocean liner, is still to be launched, but that her first cruise destination has been changed to Dubai. Palmer captured the attention and imagination of the cruise industry in 2012 when he first announced the eccentric project. A spokesperson for the Australian businessman and politician this week said that the project was still underway, but that it had been delayed by two years. Instead of launching in 2016, Titanic II will now sail in 2018. Her maiden voyage has also been amended, instead of sailing from Southampton to New York, her first fare-paying passengers will board in Jiangsu, China and disembark in Dubai, UAE, according to Cruise Arabia Africa.