The replica ship of the iconic luxury liner set to sail in 2022 following the same route
The Hush Post | 15:39 | 4-minute read
It will be a historical moment when the giant ship “Titanic re-sails” in 2022. The occasion will be after 110 years when the original Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. The new ship is the replica of the original RMS Titanic.
The Blue Star Line is constructing Titanic II in China. The cost of this dream project is approximately $500 million. The project got delayed due to a long-running financial dispute, a report said.
The RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg drowning over 1,500 people. It will now have a successor. The full-sized replica of the luxury liner, Titanic II will sail across the Atlantic in 2022. The successor ship will follow the original route. It will also carry nearly the exact same number of passengers. Further, it will have same number of crew members as the original ship. The RMS Titanic had 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.
The replica ship will look exactly like the ill-fated luxury liner with the same cabin layouts. But, there is good news too. The new ship will have additional modern safety features. These include more lifeboats and modern navigation. Besides, it will have radar equipment to spot potential icebergs well in advance, the report said.
Titanic II will follow the route of the RMS Titanic. It will start its maiden voyage from Dubai to Southampton, England, and then to New York City, via Southampton-New York. The ship will also follow the ticket system of the RMS Titanic with first, second and third-class bookings.