'Titanic II' is set to sail around the world in 2022 on the same path as the first Titanic
More than 100 years after the first iteration plunged into the icy depths of the Atlantic, another Titanic is set to sail the seas, and let's hope this one is able to complete its journey.
Back in April 1912, the Titanic set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean, going from Southampton, England, to New York City, but only got through four days of its voyage before the so-called unsinkable ship hit an iceberg and sank.
Blue Star Line, the company behind the plans, say that work on the liner was suspended in 2015 following a dispute with a Chinese conglomerate, but those plans are back operational now, and a second Titanic is hopefully going to succeed where the previous Titanic failed.
According to a statement from Clive Palmer, Chairman of Blue Star Line, Titanic II is set to be even more luxurious than the first, confirming it would initially follow the same path as its doomed predecessor:
"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.
"Titanic II is a unique project that will generate unprecedented international exposure and public interest. 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 unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits."
Take a look inside the new Titanic II - it looks just like the original:
The successor has been designed as somewhat of a love letter to the doomed original, with the layout and interior inspired by the original Titanic. It will even have a near identical version of the ship’s grand staircase - made famous in the 1997 film as Leonardo DiCaprio, aka Jack, waited patiently for Kate Winslet, who played Rose, at the top.
The new Titanic is expected to ferry 2,400 passengers across the Atlantic, and has been in the works for nearly a decade. Work first started on it in 2012, but it's expected to set sail at some point in 2022. Hopefully, it does a bit better than the first one.