By Damilola Faustino
Will you love to be in an unsinkable ship that reminds you of the ill-fated Titanic ship which sunk on April 1912?
If you can brave the tides then you should get ready for 2022 as Titanic II is set to make its two-week maiden voyage and construction of the replica recently resumed after a financial dispute held up the $500 million project for several years.
The ship, which will feature the same cabin layout as the original, will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England and then on to New York, tracing the North Atlantic route of its doomed namesake.
The new ship will carry almost exactly the same number of passengers (2,400) and crew (900) as the original, but more importantly, it will boast modern navigation and safety technology – including plenty of lifeboats.
After its maiden voyage, the Titanic II will embark on other global routes. The replica is being built in China rather than the original shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
“The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York,” Blue Line chairman Clive Palmer said, “but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue, and mystery in every port she visits.”
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