The exact model of the RMS titanic said to be one of the largest and most expensive ships ever created will reportedly sail in 2022.
The first announcement about Titanic II was publicly released in 2012. Progressive work on the luxury ship was halted because of some financial issues. However, Blue Star Line has stated that those financial constraints have been sorted and the construction of the ship has since started again.
The last time the chairman of Blue Star Line, Clive Palmer, made an announcement concerning the project was in 2015. He wrote that the Titanic II vessel will take the original route and also carry passengers all the way from Southampton down to New York.
He added that the vessel will travel completely around the globe and will inspire and also enchant people. Palmer mentioned that it would attract unrivalled attention, mystery and intrigue at each port it makes a stop.
Palmer who is an Australian business mogul has reportedly had the dream of launching the ship for several years. Blue Star Line is set to put the vessel into service on the London through the New York route.
About The RMS Titanic
The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner which was a point of attraction to a considerable number of the wealthiest people all around the world. The first voyage was on the 10th of April 1912. It left Southampton with over 2,200 passengers aboard as it made its way to New York. The ship hit an iceberg four days after it took off in the south of Newfoundland. The ship later sank and over 1,500 passengers died as a result.
The event has been ranked as one of the most popular engineering accidents ever. The ill-fated event became the plot of several films such as Titanic, the award winning drama that featured Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio.
Features of Titanic II
This Titanic II is envisaged to have cabin layout and interiors similar to the first ship. It will include modern technology and modern safety rules. According to Blue Star Line, the recreation is to honor the one hundred year commemoration of the launch and sinking of the ship.
The Titanic II will reportedly have sufficient lifeboats and life jackets capable of supporting everybody who gets aboard the ship. The hull will also be welded and not riveted. However, everything else will maintain similarity with the original vessel’s documentation although they will all be updated.
The headquarters of the project was moved to Paris as a result of UK’s likely exit from EU. Palmer said it is not useful to have a European headquarters that isn’t within Europe. According to Blue Star Line, taking the decision would mean that the European office would open till March next year and Paris would be the ideal place that would suit the needs of the company.
Titanic II will reportedly provide exclusive rights to all the brand’s global partners so they can leverage the brand using it in their marketing, licensing and advertising campaigns. The Blue Star Line will also deliver unrivalled global reach to the products and brands of their partners so they can penetrate a wide range of market all around the world.
This replica isn’t the only one because in 2016, a Chinese firm reportedly said it was working on building a Titanic replica that would cost $145 million. That ship wasn’t ever intended to sail. The core idea behind the ship was to keep it permanently docked and make it serve as a spot for tourism. Palmer recently noted that the mystery surrounding the ship is the exact reason why builders have not stopped making attempt to recreate it.
From the recreation of scenes from the Titanic film to different predictions of the future of Titanic II, a lot of people have voiced their opinions about the project. A social media user called on other users to try and go on the voyage so they could all see what would eventually happen. Adam Rippon also said he would prefer to fly Spirit than the Ship.
Some other users commented that this second vessel would be way safer to ride on since global warming already melted any likely icebergs. Also, some users made references to the 1997 movie.
Another user expressed interest in purchasing ticket for the second vessel just maybe she could met a handsome billionaire and painter to fight for her hand in marriage.