The Titanic II is to set sail in 2022 following the route of the original voyage

The Titanic II is to set sail in 2022 following the route of the original voyage

In April 1912, the Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage. Barely five days into its journey, however, it hit an iceberg and sank, killing more than 1500 passengers and crew. Once hailed as an unsinkable vessel, the Titanic has since gone on to become one of the greatest tragedies of modern history, with people around the world sharing the awful story.

But that's not quite where the story ends.

This week, it was revealed that Blue Star Line, a passenger ship company, has plans to build an exact replica of the 1912 ship, and that it will make its first trip in 2022 - 110 years after the original Titanic disaster.

circa 1912: The ?1,500,000 luxury White Star liner 'Titanic', which sank on its maiden voyage to America in 1912, seen here on trials in Belfast Lough. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

Set to be named the Titanic II, the ocean liner will carry almost exactly the same number of passengers (2,400) and crew (900) as the original model - but will have a number of additional features. Unlike the original ship, this vessel will have enough lifeboats to hold everybody, and will obviously be updated with all the most up-to-date technology to ensure the utmost comfort and safety for its passengers.

The plan to build the ship has actually been going on for many years, but was halted back in 2015 due to some "financial disagreements". If it had gone ahead as intended, we should have actually seen the completed replica make its debut in 2016.

As well as looking the same as its former iteration, the Titanic II will make the same journey as the 1912 version (hopefully encountering fewer icebergs along the way). This time around, however, it will set sail from Dubai before making its way on to Southampton, England, and then it'll make the infamous trip to New York.

But that's not the only place it'll be going.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio dancing in a scene from the film 'Titanic', 1997. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

"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 unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits," said the Blue Star Line’s chairman, Clive Palmer.

And with the project costing $500 million in total, it almost certainly will be a sight to behold - but there's no word on how much tickets will cost yet, nor when they're set to be released.

Even despite its tragic past, the ship is expected to be a popular attraction for travellers all over the globe, many of whom will no doubt want to recreate some of the scenes from the classic 1997 movie (though hopefully there won't be too many people flocking to have their own steamy romance moment in one of the cars).

The White Star Line passenger liner R.M.S. Titanic embarking on its ill-fated maiden voyage. Credit: Getty

Of course, many others will be put off by the fate of the original ocean-liner - but they need not worry. Every effort has been made to ensure that the 21st-century version of the ship is equipped to take on the oceans, and the designers of the vessel have certainly made from the mistakes of their predecessors.

So, if you want to have your own "king of the world" moment on the Titanic II, keep an eye out for tickets in the near future.