A replica of the luxury vessel, the RMS Titanic, will conquer the high seas in 2022. The original British passenger liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City in 1912. Back then, the ship that “God himself couldn’t sink” was carrying 2,400 passengers and 900 crew, of which over 1,500 unfortunately lost their lives.
Video Credit: abcnews.go.com – Titanic wreckage discovered in 1985
According to a statement by Blue Star Line, the Titanic 2 will follow the original England-US journey after which, it will travel the globe to offer worldwide cruises. However, per reports from Cruise Arabia, its two-week maiden voyage will bring passengers from Dubai to New York.
Titanic 2 will have nine decks and 835 cabins to accommodate 2,400 passengers – of whom will be divided into three ticket brackets: first-, second-, and third-class tickets, similar to the original ship.
Titanic 2 will also have modern navigation and radar equipment, an appropriate number of lifeboats and life jackets, and a welded hull – unlike the original riveted hull that was apparently built with flimsy and substandard material that were easily pierced when the Titanic hit an iceberg.
Construction of the $500 million Titanic 2 began last 2013 but its completion had to be suspended due to financial issues. Now that the issues have been resolved, the twin of the iconic ship that inspired the award-winning James Cameron film will soon be ready to set sail and will hopefully “go on and ooooooon” from its exit port to actual destination.
As if that weren’t enough, you may be able to dive at the actual wreck site of the original Titanic, as well! American company OceanGate has diving trips scheduled for 2019 that may set you back a cool $105,129 per person.
The trip is said to include three days of diving, with three hour dives per day. During this time, guests will be able to explore the ship’s deck, the bow, the bridge, and the cavern.
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