WATCH: Titanic II to set sail in 2022
The construction of the Titanic II was first announced by the Australian billionaire Clive Palmer in April, 2012. The launch was delayed from 2016 to 2018 and now the final launch date has changed to 2022.
Based on the latest news about Titanic II, it will carry almost exactly the same number of passengers and crew to make it more original. However, the safety features and navigation system will be modern and plenty of lifeboats.
The company announced that the maiden voyage route will be from Dubai to Southampton. Later on, the cruise will take the historic route of the original Titanic ship between England and the United States.
The replica of the ill-fated ship will be built at a Chinese shipyard. It will be powered by diesel rather than coal but will otherwise follow design plans approved by a historical research team and, like its predecessor, will have 840 rooms and nine decks
Fast Facts About Titanic II
- Decks: 9
- Height: 174ft
- Crew: 900
- Maiden Voyage: Scheduled for 2022
- Maximum Speed: 24 knots
- Lifeboat capacity: 2700
- Passengers: 2400
- Cost: $500 million (approx)