110 years after the legendary ship Titanic sailed for its maiden and tragically the final trip in 1912, its full replica developed by the Blue Star Line – the Titanic II is ready to sail on the same route across the Atlantic in 2022.
The doomed British ship developed by White Star Line company, the Titanic started off for its maiden voyage on 10th April 1912 in the Atlantic Ocean carrying 2400 passengers and 900 crew members from Southampton to New York City. Just four days on the trip, the mega ship hit an iceberg and the Titanic that was meant to be unsinkable, sank down to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean within three hours of hitting the iceberg and killing over 1500 people aboard. The ill-fated Titanic is one of the largest marine tragedies of all time and was popularised after a film was made based on the story.
Over a century after the tragic Titanic incident, an Australian company named Blue Star Line has taken up the project of rebuilding the epic ship – a full size replica of the original Titanic which will be known as Titanic II. Although the making of Titanic II is already withstood some financial icebergs in past six years after Clive Palmer declared he was going to build a replica of the Titanic, new ship is built in China with the idea of making it un-killable. It is said that the new ship will be exactly designed like the original one including the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, complete with ballroom and Turkish baths. It is believed that Palmer’s dream is to give out period costumes to the passengers too – enlivening the maiden Titanic exactly the way it was.
The ship will also retrace the exact same route that Titanic was meant to complete, and will also carry the exact number of passengers (2400) and crew members (900). The two-week maiden voyage from Dubai to Southampton, England, and then on to New York City via that same route. And the ticket system will also be replicated in three levels: first, second and third-class bookings – just like the original one. The only thing that will change is that the new ship will be equipped with additional modern safety features – including more lifeboats and modern navigation – radar equipment, so that potential icebergs can be spotted well in advance so that Titanic II completes the journey this time.