Home

Would You Be A Passenger On Titanic II?

By Parker Diakite

Share

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.

 

RELATED: Children Are Now Banned From This Popular Cruise Line

 

“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.


 

RELATED: Get A Tattoo On Virgin Voyages’ New Cruise Ship

 

“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.

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Women-Only Wellness Trips Are The New Wave In Travel

Women-Only Wellness Trips Are The New Wave In Travel

For many women, they are the juggling families, excelling in their careers and starting businesses all while keeping it cute. With so much going on, sometimes it’s necessary to take some time to reset and recharge. That’s one of the main reason, according to the experts, that women-only wellness retreats are becoming one of the […]

DeAnna Taylor

Booking Flights Through WhatsApp Might Be A Thing Soon

Booking Flights Through WhatsApp Might Be A Thing Soon

Passengers may soon be able to use the popular messaging app WhatsApp to book flights.  Dutch Airline KLM has been using WhatsApp since 2017 to communicate with its passengers. Other airline companies, including Malaysia Airlines and Etihad, have also introduced features to sends notifications such as flight confirmation and itineraries. According to travel experts with […]

Parker Diakite

Travel Bloggers Placed In Iranian Prison For ‘Flying Illegal Drone’

Travel Bloggers Placed In Iranian Prison For ‘Flying Illegal Drone’

An Australian couple, identified as Jolie King and Mark Firkin, is being held in Iran’s Evin prison. They are widely known for their travel adventure to drive from Australia to London and have been posting videos since 2017 in their white Toyota Land Cruiser, documenting their experiences. At the end of June, their posts suddenly […]

Parker Diakite