Titanic II, a replica of the RMS Titanic, is scheduled to set sail in 2022, following original route. It will also have the same design as the original ship and replicate the unsuccesful maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York. The original “ship of dreams” Titanic attempted the route over a 100 years ago, in 1912. And met with a dramatic fate. This time over, there’s full hope and power to make it a success. The ship will not only circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people but will also attract unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits.
The new luxury liner by Blue Star Line was initially announced in 2012 to honour the ship’s 100-year anniversary, but the inaugural voyage had to be ultimately postponed due to a financial dispute. However, the work has recommenced, and the Blue Star Line is bent on creating an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that will have same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort.
The RMS Titanic had carried over 2,200 passengers and was hailed as the largest ship afloat, attracting some of the richest people in the world. The ship fatefully hit an iceberg four days into the journey and sank, killing more than 1,500 people. The soul-stirring tragedy was turned into an Academy Award-winning film in 1997 by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Blue Star Line, the Australian shipping company, too is going to take 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members on board, almost the same number as the original journey, before hitting the open seas, if all goes according to plan.Once that is a success, Titanic II will embark on many more voyages around the globe though the destinations haven’t yet been disclosed.