The Titanic is a ship. People finish working on it in 1912. It leaves from England. It is going to the USA, but it hits an iceberg. The ship sinks. Around 1,500 people die.
A Chinese firm is building a model of the Titanic. The model is as big as the original Titanic. It can simulate the sinking, too.
The model is not cheap. It costs 1 billion yuan (around $146 million). People can visit it in 2017.
Titanic II, which will offer first, second and third-class tickets, will have nine floors and 840 cabins capable of accommodating 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, along with Turkish baths, a swimming pool and gymnasiums.
The new ship’s maiden voyage will not follow the original Titanic’s planned route from Southampton to New York, but rather will travel from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where Blue Star Line has been forging business partnerships.
"We are not looking for investment from Dubai, as it is a project we are funding ourselves, but we have been in contact with a number of companies based in the Emirates who are looking at utilizing opportunities that arises with the project,” Mr McDonald said.
"It is people looking to use the opportunity of the trademark and licensing potential of the project… We own the Titanic II name and trademark and people are lining up to be part of it.”
The state-owned Chinese shipyard CSC Jinling has been contracted to build the replica ship, which was announced by Blue Star in April 2012 on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking.
Some relatives of passengers who died in the tragedy have called plans to build a replica as insensitive, but McDonald said the project had received a largely positive response with Blue Star being inundated with inquiries from potential passengers.
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