The Australian businessman Clive Palmer has released preliminary plans and drawings for the Titanic II project devised by international ship design and engineering company, Finnish-based Deltamarin.
The Titanic II Preliminary General Arrangement Plan and Preliminary Midship Section Drawing depicts nine decks complete with first, second and third class, officer and crew accommodation as well as the insertion of a new safety deck which will be inserted between C and D decks and will feature modern lifeboats, safety chutes an additional public rooms. New escape stairs, service elevators, air conditioning room and similar functions have also been added in a way which will have minimal impact on public rooms. G deck (the engineering deck) has also been re-designed to now feature crew accommodation, a laundry, various stores and additional machinery. Mr Palmer said, “The plans from Deltamarin for my shipping company Blue Star Line represent a significant milestone for the Titanic II project. These plans underline the commitment and progression Blue Star Line has for the Titanic II project. From deck D upwards Deltamarin have managed to keep the public rooms, passenger stairs, cabins and other features in similar locations as in the original ship.” Mr Palmer reaffirmed the first voyage of the new ship remains set for late 2016, with the intention for Titanic II to sail from China to England before her maiden passenger voyage retracing the route of the original Titanic. Mr Palmer continued, “Blue Star Line’s website continues to receive an overwhelming response from people expressing an interest in receiving regular updates from us or requesting information on how to secure bookings for Titanic II’s maiden voyage.”