The ‘Ship of Dreams’, Titanic is coming back to life as Australian company Blue Star Line announced its initiative to build “Titanic II” which will be a replica of the original. The ship is expected to set sail in 2022 and its maiden voyage will take passengers from Southampton, UK to New York, US before circumnavigating the globe.
“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 unrivalled attention, intrigue, and mystery in every port she visits.”
The successor to the tragic first ship, which set sail in 1912, will retrace the original route and carry nearly the exact same number of passengers and crew members as the original ship had which is 2,400 and 900 respectively. It will be outfitted exactly like the ill-fated luxury liner with the same cabin layouts but with additional modern safety features – including more lifeboats and modern navigation — radar equipment, so that potential icebergs can be spotted well in advance.
In total, the replica costs $500 million to create.