A nearly identical replica of the Titanic is scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2022. Dubbed the Titanic II, the new ship will start out in China, where it’s under construction now, traveling to Dubai before picking passengers up in Southampton, England and following the original vessel’s 1912 route across the Atlantic to New York City – minus the icebergs, hopefully!
Although the modern ship’s design is modeled after the original, there are a few notable differences. It will hold slightly more passengers – 2400 in total, plus a 900-person crew – and will be 13 feet wider to meet modern regulations. Plus, passengers can rest easy knowing that the newer version is equipped with modern safety and navigation features, and plenty of lifeboats.
The superstitious probably won’t be first in line for a ride on the revived Titanic, but history buffs and fans of the movie will likely appreciate the ship’s vintage decor and attention to detail. The Titanic II will have the same cabin layout, public areas, swimming pool, Turkish baths, and grand staircase as the original ship. When construction is completed, there will be nine floors and 840 cabins, and passengers will have their pick of first, second, or third-class tickets.
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