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Would You Be A Passenger On Titanic II?

By Parker Diakite

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A controversial project to construct a replica of one the world’s most famous ships, the Titanic II, has resumed.

 

With an anticipated launch in 2022, people will have the chance to set sail on RMS Titanic II, which will retrace the original ship’s planned route, according to a report from Cruise Arabia Online.  The Blue Star Line’s $500 million project was initially announced in 2012 with an anticipated launch from China in 2016 and Dubai in 2018. The project was halted due to financial problems.

 

Now, with the issues resolved, Blue Star Line has plans to continue its original plan of providing customers with an authentic experience. According to Cruise Fever, the ship is being built as close of a replica to the original Titanic as possible.

 

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“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,” Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line, told Cruise Arabia Online.

 

The new ship will also feature modern lifeboats, digital navigation, and satellite radar systems. In addition, the vessel will be diesel-powered rather than coal-fired, but the four iconic smoke stacks will remain. Passengers can expect nine decks and 840 staterooms that can accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.


 

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“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,” Palmer said.

 

Like the original ship, passengers will have the option to buy first, second, and third-class tickets. The ship will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England, and then to New York.

 

The original Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after sideswiping an iceberg while traveling from Southampton to New York.

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