Have you ever wanted to tempt fate? A replica of the most famous ship in the world, the RMS Titanic, will set sail in 2022. The builders hope to cover the same exact route that the original ship traveled. This time around? Extra life jackets, less Leo.
Titanic II is expected to depart on the 110th anniversary of the original departure. The ship will accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, the same amount that set sail on the OG ship. Unlike the first ship, the builders are really focusing on the safety of their passengers. The expected cost of the entire project is $500 MILLION.
The final ship route is not yet confirmed, but the creators plan to sail the ship from Southampton to New York City. After the inaugural sailing, the plan is to travel around the world so that passengers from other countries can also have the bragging right of sailing (and surviving) the Titanic.
Since it's a complete reproduction of the first Titanic, the ship's plan will be the same as it was in 1912, with nine decks and 840 cabins. How serious are they taking the attention to detail? The equipment, decorations, and even the restaurant menu will be identical to what was on the original ship. It's even been suggested that the passengers could dress as though they were living in 1912, petticoats and all. Builders will be modernizing the experience by adding swimming pools, gyms, and a 21st century navigational system. There will also be the correct amount of rescue equipment for the ship and appropriate safety trainings.
The only tangible difference the creators have planned? Not running into an iceberg.
Sound like a crazy idea? Read more about it on Blue Star Line's website!