It’s been 106 years since the Titanic set out on its ill-fated voyage. In 2022, the Titanic II, a replica of the original vessel, will retrace the route of the first ship, sailing from Dubai to Southhampton, England. The ship will then make trips between the U.S. and England over the summer, followed by worldwide voyages through the end of the year.
The new ship bears many resemblances to the original, including the same cabin layout. It will also carry 2,400 passengers and 900 crew, the same numbers as the original Titanic carried. Fortunately, Titanic II will have also have a few key differences, like modern navigation and safety technology.
After a several-year delay due to a financial dispute, Blue Star Line, an Australian shipping company, recently resumed construction on the new ship. The vessel will cost about $500 million to build.
“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,” Blue Star Line’s chairman, Clive Palmer, told MSN.
Check out this video detailing all of the ship’s technical specifications:
It looks like Titanic II will have all the necessary safety precautions in place to ensure that its passengers can enjoy a safe journey. The original Titanic famously hit an iceberg four days into its voyage and sank. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 lost their lives in the tragedy.
At the time, Titanic was the largest ship afloat, and the death toll made it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. Thanks to the 1997 blockbuster film “Titanic,” generations of people became interested in this major historical event. In fact, more than 20 years later people still consider Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) romance one of their all-time favorites. Twitter user @anditsam said the movie kind of set the bar for how she rates all romantic films.
“TITANIC” has set my standards for love stories so high I might abstain from those typical romantic movies for kids. 💁🏻♂️💁🏻♂️💁🏻♂️
Noah Centineo who? Leonardo is the real deal. ❤️❤️
— 🅢🅐🅜 🐻 (@anditsam) October 26, 2018
Would you consider setting sail on the Titanic II, or is the name alone enough to keep you on land?
Family Sets Sail Around The World
If water travel is your thing, then this family might inspire your next adventure. Caspar Craven, who has competed in one of the world’s toughest sailing races, his wife, Nichola, and their three children took embarked on a two-year odyssey around the world in 2016. At the time the couple’s children were aged nine, seven and two.
Talk about ambitious, right?
At one point the family even lost power for three days, leading Caspar and Nichola to hand-steer the yacht, navigating by the sun, moon and stars until they reached their destination.
“We just found humor in the situation and we worked together as a team,” Craven told CNN. “It became one of our proudest moments working together.”