All aboard Ti­tanic 2? Replica set to sail in 2022

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - TRAVEL & LIFE - By Johnny Diaz South Florida Sun Sentinel

It looks like it’s full steam ahead for a replica of the famed Ti­tanic ocean liner.

Called Ti­tanic II, the ship will em­bark on its maiden voy­age in 2022 from Dubai and then fol­low the same route the orig­i­nal was sup­posed to in 1912 from Southamp­ton Eng­land to New York, ac­cord­ing to USA To­day.

The 21st cen­tury ves­sel will be de­signed with the same di­men­sions as the orig­i­nal lux­ury liner with a sim­i­lar ca­pac­ity of 2,435 pas­sen­gers.

Aus­tralian busi­ness­man and politi­cian Clive Palmer is de­vel­op­ing the Ti­tanic replica un­der his Blue Star Line com­pany. In Septem­ber, he an­nounced that work on the ship had re­sumed after a fi­nan­cial con­flict with the Chi­nese govern­ment had de­layed plans about three years ago, ac­cord­ing to cruisear­a­bi­aonlne.com The idea for the re­ported $500,000 mil­lion pro­ject has been in the works since 2012.

Al­though the ship will look like the orig­i­nal, it will be equipped with all the mod­ern and tech­ni­cal ac­cou­trements of to­day’s cruise ships. Palmer’s com­pany re­leased a video of what the new ship’s ameni­ties which in­clude first, se­cond and third class cab­ins and 18 mo­tor-driven lifeboats. The video has more than 3 mil­lion views.

“Blue Star Line will cre­ate an au­then­tic Ti­tanic ex­pe­ri­ence, pro­vid­ing pas­sen­gers with a ship that has the 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,” said Palmer, ac­cord­ing to cruisear­a­bi­aon­line.com, a cruise blog.

The orig­i­nal Ti­tanic sank after it col­lided with an ice­berg in the North At­lantic April 1912. More than 1,500 from pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers peo­ple were killed.

/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The lux­ury liner Ti­tanic leaves Southamp­ton, Eng­land, on her maiden voy­age April 10, 1912. A replica of the ship is in the works for 2022, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports.

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