Over 100 years after the original ship was lost to the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic II will set sail on the same route as the original ship.
The Titanic began its venture on April 10, 1912, and just four days into the voyage, the ship hit an iceberg, causing sea water to flood the boat.
Although some passengers were evacuated to the ship’s lifeboats, many were still on the ship when it broke apart and sank. Of the estimated 2,200 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died.
Given the nature of the events, you’d think the entire concept of the Titanic would be better left in the past, but in fact the Titanic II will set sail in 2022.
In order to pay tribute to the original ship, the new ship from Australian company Blue Star Line will sail on the same route as the Titanic did back in 1912, from Southampton to New York City.
The boat has been designed with a nod to the sunken ship, with the layout and interior inspired by the original Titanic. It will even have a near identical version of the ship’s grand staircase.
Although the Titanic II is reminiscent of the original ship, the new creation will of course have much more up-to-date safety features and navigation technology.
The exact date of its maiden voyage is yet to be confirmed, but it is set to launch some time in 2022.
Hopefully the experience of travelling on the Titanic II will be nothing but extraordinary!