Titanic II To Set Sail, Retrace Infamous Route of Original Ship

And people say Hollywood is obsessed with remakes and sequels. 

According to a release from Blue Star Linework on its replica Titanic ship, Titanic II, resumed after a financial dispute held up the $500 million project for several years. The ship is scheduled to make its two-week maiden voyage in 2022 after construction on the vessel is completed.

According to the Chairman of Blue Star Lin, Clive Palmer, the replica ship is being built featuring the same cabin layout as the original in an effort to create an "authentic Titanic experience." 

"Titanic II is a unique project that will generate unprecedented international exposure and public interest," said Palmer. "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 unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits."

The ship is scheduled to set sail from Dubai in 2022 and where it will head for Southampton, England. It then departs for New York, retracing the original ship's doomed North Atlantic route. 

This isn't your great-granddaddy's Titanic. While the newly revamped model will carry the exact same amount of passengers (2,400) and crew (900) as the original, it will also boast numerous modern upgrades, including to its navigation and safety technology. They've also remembered to bring enough lifeboats this time. The ship is currently under construction at a shipyard in China. 

"In 1912 the Titanic was the ship of dreams. For over a century Titanic’s legend has been powered by mystery, intrigue and respect for all she stood for," Pamer said. "Millions have dreamt of sailing on her, seeing her in port and experiencing her unique majesty. Titanic ll will be the ship where those dreams come true." 

The original RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, April 10, 1912 and sank on April 14, 1912, three hours after sideswiping an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean. More than 1,500 people perished in the disaster, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. 

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