Don’t worry, climate change made sure the ship won’t run into any icebergs.
After years of delays due to a financial dispute, Blue Star Line’s US$500 million (AUS$700 million) project, called the Titanic II, will finally set sail in 2022.
The replica will start its two-week maiden voyage in Dubai and head to Southampton, England, and then on to New York, retracing the same North Atlantic route as the original, which sunk on 12 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.
The new ship will feature the same cabin layout, and will carry nearly the same exact number of passengers (2,400) and crew (900) as the original. The main difference will be that the Titanic II will also have modern navigational equipment, sufficient lifeboats, and maybe even doors big enough that can carry both Jack and Rose.
“The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York,” Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Line, said, “but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits.”
Get ready for endless “I’m on top of the world!” photos posted on social media come 2022.
Via USA Today