The Titanic sails again: Inside the lavish £300million replica of doomed ocean liner, which is due to set sail in 2018
- Planned by Blue Star Line, the Titanic II will stick to the incredible detail of the original ship which sank in 1912
- Titanic II's launch has been pushed back to 2018, with a maiden voyage planned from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai
- Amenities include a small swimming pool, Turkish baths, a gym with Edwardian equipment and a squash court
If this replica of the RMS Titanic ever sets sail, it will look eerily similar to the ill-fated ocean liner that remains the most famous ship of all time.
These captivating side-by-side images show 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.
Even though today’s massive cruise ships have on-board amenities such as robot bartenders and giant slides, the Titanic replica will be toned down in comparison and stay true to its namesake with a small swimming pool, Turkish baths and an Edwardian gym.
The grand staircase, recreated in this rendering, remains one of the most famous features of the original ship, which set sail in April 1912
The grand staircase on White Star Line ships, including the Titanic and Olympic, was reserved for first class passengers only
The first class smoking room was a private space for male passengers and was meant to resemble gentlemen's clubs in London
Café Parisien, one of the original Titanic's dining options for wealthier passengers, will be recreated on the replica ship
Café Parisien, for first class passengers, was designed to have the appearance and feel of a sidewalk cafe in the French capital
Titanic's 6ft deep pool (left) was filled with salt water after the ship had set sail from Southampton en route to New York
The original Titanic was the largest ship in the world when it set sail on its ill-fated maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912