The infamous Titanic will be soon be back on the high seas... sort of. The Titanic II, a new ship that will have the same cabin layout as the original Titanic is scheduled to sail its two-week maiden voyage in 2022, 110 years after the original Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg.
The Titanic II will sail the same route as the fateful first ship, taking passengers from Southampton, England to New York (though it will actually start in Dubai and take those passengers to Southampton before continuing on). After its maiden voyage, the Titanic II will continue on with several global routes.
Part of Blue Star Line shipping company, the Titanic II will carry almost exactly the same number of passengers and crew as the original Titanic. However, luckily for all its new passengers, it will also feature modern navigation and safety technology. And, it will have enough lifeboats for all passengers.
The Australian billionaire and chairman of Blue Star Line Clive Palmer originally announced plans to build the Titanic II in 2012. Originally set to sail in 2016, the project was held up for several years by financial disputes, but has finally resumed. The ship will reportedly cost about $500 million, making it one of the most expensive cruise ships in the world. It is currently being built in China, rather than in Belfast, where the original Titanic was built.
The company has not yet released an exact day for the maiden voyage and there's no news yet about ticket prices. But if you've always wanted to have your own Jack and Rose moment or yell about being king of the world, it looks like you'll get your chance soon.