Titanic II, a replica of the ship of dreams, the legendary Titanic, is all set to sail through its maiden voyage in 2022. Australian company Blue Star Line, recently, made an official announcement about their much delayed and controversial initiative in a press release. The chairman of Blue Star Line, Clive Palmer, wrote in a statement, “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 unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits.”
“The ship of peace represents the reconciliation of man”, says Palmer.
Reports suggest that the majestic Titanic II would closely ape the designs and infrastructure of the infamous vessel which sank in 1912 following a collision with an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean. In respect to the original liner, Titanic II will be allegedly sailing through the route of the doomed cruise vessel which carried 2,200 people aboard from Southampton, England to the New York City.
However, in order to avoid the historic tragedy that claimed hundreds of lives, Titanic II would apparently be outfitted with plenty of lifeboats. It would also have a welded, not riveted, hull as well as modern navigation and radar equipment.
Giving a brief account of the ship, Blue Star Line states that the nine-decked ship will be home to 835 cabins which can accommodate 2,435 passengers. You can buy the first, second and third-class tickets for the dreamy voyage, just like in the original.