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Photos and video show how planned Titanic II will stick to incredible detail of original ship

The Titanic will be rebuilt by Blue Star Line Credit: Blue Star Line

These photos and video (below) shows how the planned Titanic II will stick to the incredible detail of the original ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean more than 100 years ago.

The Titanic - which was a registered Liverpool company - will be replicated by Blue Star Line - an Australian company - who say they will stay as close to the original as possible.

Some of the world's wealthiest people stayed in first class staterooms decorated with walnut, sycamore, mahogany and oak panelling Credit: Blue Star Line
Some of the world's wealthiest people stayed in first class staterooms decorated with walnut, sycamore, mahogany and oak panelling Credit: Blue Star Line

In comparison to today's cruise liners, it will stay true to its namesake with a small swimming pool, Turkish baths and an Edwardian gym.

There will be no TVs or modern amenities but there will be a helipad on the aft deck - a feature that the original Titanic did not have.

Plans for the first class dining saloon on board Titanic II call for it to be designed in the same Jacobean style as the original Credit: Blue Star Line
Plans for the first class dining saloon on board Titanic II call for it to be designed in the same Jacobean style as the original Credit: Blue Star Line

It has been rumoured that Edwardian costumes will be provided but that hasn't been confirmed.

A 2016 launch was planned and there was speculation in 2015 that the project had been abandoned after construction failed to get off the ground, but last September the Belfast Telegraph were told that the launch would be delayed until 2018.

There have been criticism that the project is insensitive to the victims and survivors of the April 1912 tragedy that shocked the world.

Second class staterooms on board the Titanic featured wardrobes, mahogany bunk beds and a sofa that converted into a bed Credit: Blue Star Line
Second class staterooms on board the Titanic featured wardrobes, mahogany bunk beds and a sofa that converted into a bed Credit: Blue Star Line

The Titanic sank hours after it collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, leaving more than 1,500 passengers and crew dead.

It was the world’s largest ship at the time and was carrying 2,224 people.

Titanic II will not take the same route on its maiden voyage, however. Instead of a transatlantic crossing, it will sail from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai.

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