Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Titanic II to set sail in 2022

Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic. | 20th Century Fox
Jeannette Daniel | 24 October, 2018, 09:28

The original liner, built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland, sank after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912 during its maiden voyage.

Citing a report, James McDonald, global marketing director of Palmer's company Blue Star Line said that: "The new Titanic will, of course, have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation, and radar systems and all those things you'd expect on a 21st-century ship". A new Titanic ship is set to sail again in 2022.

The new ship will include 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, which is about the same as the original.

The replica project was originally announced in 2012, with a cruise from Dubai planned for 2018.

What's happening: The ship will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England, before traveling to NY 110 years after the first attempt.

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Titanic II is being constructed in China by the Australian based company Blue Star Line and is expected to sail in 2022.

But according to reports from USA Today, the $500 million project appears to be back on track. The cabin layout is also the same. Of the 2,240 passengers onboard, over 1,500 lost their lives. The successor to the tragic first ship, which set sail in 1912, will retrace the original route and carry almost the exact same number of passengers and crew members as the original ship had which is 2,400 and 900 respectively.

There is no word yet whether a "Jack Dawson" or a "Rose DeWitt Bukater" will be among the upcoming ship's initial guests.

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