A replica of the infamous ship, the Titanic II, is set to make its first voyage in 2022, and its construction has resumed after a financial crisis that delayed the $500 million projects for a couple of years.
If you’ve always wished you were born in the 1900s so you can experience and witness the majestic Titanic ship, your wishes have been answered.
The infamous British luxury liner, the Titanic, was branded to be unsinkable but struck an iceberg before sinking on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in April 1912.
Now, an exact replica of this legendary ocean liner, dubbed the Titanic II, is preparing to retrace the original Titanic’s voyage in 2022.
As reported by Journal-Construction, Titanic II is almost identical to the infamous ship that sank in 1912, and it’s welcoming 2,400 passengers, and 900 crew members.
The new ship has similar features to the original Titanic ship, including public areas, cabin layout, swimming pool, the grand staircase, and Turkish baths.
But Titanic II will be 13 feet wider to conform with the current safety sailing regulations. It’ll feature all today’s navigation technology and modern safety standards in naval vessels.
When the construction completes, Titanic II will have 840 cabins and nine floors. Passengers will also have the option to selected their choice of first, second, or third-class tickets.
Titanic II construction project was launched in 2012, and after completion, it’s planned to have 53 meters high, 270 meters long and weigh 40,000 tonnes.
The ship was initially scheduled to set its first sail in 2016, but financial disputes delayed the departure until 2016, and again until 2022.
The new ship is under construction in China.
On its maiden voyage, the ship will sail from China to Dubai.
Later, it’ll take a two-week trip from Dubai to Southampton, England, and then trace the original Titanic’s planned route from England to New York, across the icy North Atlantic. Afterward, it’ll offer worldwide cruises.
The Titanic II is Australian billionaire-businessman Palmer’s brainchild, and he established a shipping company, Blue Star Line, to make the project a reality.
Palmer told MSN:
“The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue, and mystery in every port she visits.”
Titanic II tickets aren’t on sale yet, but keep checking the Blue Star Line website for updates.