Titanic II replica will set sail in 2018

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Titanic II to Set Sail in 2018: Would You Buy a Ticket?

An Australian company is planning to recreate the Titanic — the ill-fated cruise liner, that is, not the film.

Projected to set sail in 2018, the Titanic II will be nearly an exact replica of the famous ship which sunk after in collided with a glacier in 1912.

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The 21st century iteration will stay true to the original, save for the "modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems," according to James McDonald, the global marketing director of Blue Star Line, the company recreating the ship.

The original White Star liner RMS Titanic.

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The new ship will be nearly 900 feet long and 173 feet tall. It will weigh approximately 40,000 tonnes.

The Titanic II will have as much Edwardian opulence as the original, with a careful attention to detail in the recreation.

The grand staircase on the Titanic II.

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The grand staircase on the original Titanic.

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The Cafe Parisien on the Titanic II.

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The Cafe Parisien on the original Titanic.

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The new ship, like the original, will have three different classes: first, second and third.

The first class lounge on the Titanic II.

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The first class lounge aboard the original Titanic.

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The nine-floor vessel will have 840 cabins with a capacity of 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.

The first-class cabin on the Titanic II.

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The First Class cabin on the original Titanic.

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Third-class cabins on the Titanic II.

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If you want to relive a glamorous bygone era or recreate your favorite scene from the movie, start saving. Although Blue Star Line has not announced ticket prices, eager potential passengers have been coming forward with offers as high as $1 million per ticket.

Turkish baths on the Titanic II.

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The gymnasium on the Titanic II.

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The control room on the Titanic II.

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The maiden voyage will set off from Jiangsu, China, and travel to Dubai.

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