It usually happens that successful films get sequels, while horribly unsuccessful ones are discarded. Well, the same logic doesn’t apply to everything, at least not in case of the world-renowned Titanic ship which hit an iceberg and sank in 1912. Of the 2,240 passengers onboard, more than 1,500 lost their lives.
According to recent reports, work on constructing a full-size replica of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, dubbed Titanic ll, has already begun. The person who is behind the initiative is Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer who is also the chairman of Blue Star Line.
Palmer first announced his intention to build a replica of the Titanic back in 2013, but the project was suspended due to financial constraints. Now that Palmer has finalized the $500 million dollar project, Titanic II is all set to make its maiden voyage in 2022.
Notably, Titanic ll’s planned two-week maiden voyage will take place exactly 110 years after the first Titanic set sail. It will take passengers on a journey from Dubai to Southampton, England, before heading to New York. Titanic II will accommodate 3300 people in total including 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.
“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,” Palmer said.
According to Blue Star Line’s official website, Titanic ll will feature the same dimensions, architecture and cabin layout as the original ship. The under-construction ship will offer the same class categories as the original Titanic—First, Second, and Third Class— to the passengers and also replicate the original dining rooms and restaurants.
The website further states that Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st-century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems to assure passengers’ safety.