First look inside 'Titanic 2' as it prepares to set sail in 2018

These are the stunning first images of the planned 'Titanic 2' - a replica of the iconic ship which is due to set sail in 2018.

The eerie images show how closely the new vessel will be modelled on the RMS Titanic - which famously sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912.


A handout picture received from Southampton City Council on April 4, 2012 shows the Titanic leaving Southampton on her ill-fated maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. Pic/AFP

Despite boasting new technology, the modern Titanic will still stay true to its namesake with features such as Turkish baths and an Edwardian gym.

The ship is the brainchild of wealthy Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer.

It will also offer first, second and third class tickets a smoking room, and a grand staircase which was featured in the 1997 Holywood film, Titanic.

Among the new features, however, will be a helipad and modern safety features.

There will also be a lifeboat for everyone on board - unlike the 1912 vessel, on which more than 1,500 passengers and crew died on the ill-fated voyage.

Titanic 2 will be 13ft wider than the original ship, but its length, height and weight will be similar and will also nine decks.

It will boast 840 cabins across its three classes and carry 2,435 passengers and 900 crew.

The new ship is estimated to be between £300million to £400million.

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