Titanic replica plans resurrected – and it could set sail in 2027

March 14, 2024

But in a presentation this week, Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer revived the idea of building Titanic II, a replica of the doomed liner. The project has a long history, having first surfaced in 2012, a century after the original struck an iceberg. Palmer’s idea is for a 56,000 gross-ton, nine-deck ship to carry 2,435 passengers with the same interior spaces and cabin layout as Titanic. “Are they still planning for passengers to ‘experience’ all three classes during a six-day crossing? Stephen Payne, who designed the Cunard flagship, said travellers today would demand standards far above the Titanic.