The Titanic II will set sail soon, which is why it will be a lucky trip this timeVika
You've probably wondered what it will be like to sail on the legendary Titanic. The Australian billionaire was confident that many people who were struck by the ill-fated ship would want to do so, of course, avoiding a tragic sinking. So, he began an ambitious plan to create the Titanic II, a replica of the original ship. And soon this magnificent ship will return.
1. How the idea was born.
In April 2012, billionaire Clive Palmer founded Blue Star Line. This is a tribute to the White Star Line company that gave birth to the original Titanic. His idea was to create an exact replica of the legendary ship and name it Titanic II. He was sure that people who are fascinated by the dramatic history of the Titanic will want to experience it first hand, but of course, this time the tragic flooding is not included in the plans.
2. The ship could have seen the world before.
Palmer's original plan was to set sail in 2016, but the ship, which was to be built in China in late 2013, was never launched due to financial problems. In the fall of 2018, the design and wave testing of the model of the ocean liner began. Blue Star Line is currently negotiating construction contracts, and once everything is completed, it will announce who will build the Titanic II and set a timetable for when the ship departs on its first cruise.
3. What the Titanic II will look like and how much will the ticket cost.
The new Titanic will cost about $ 500 million. It will accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew, just like its predecessor. What will set it apart from the Titanic is that the new ship will be equipped with modern navigation equipment and enough lifeboats and life jackets for everyone. The new Titanic has the same cabin layout and architecture, interiors, and luxury features as the Titanic. The ship even has the same class categories: first, second and third. The new Titanic is expected to cost significantly less than its predecessor. Titanic tickets could cost up to $ 100,000 in their modern equivalent. While prices for the new Titanic have yet to be officially announced, they could rise to $ 350-900 when the ship eventually sees the world.
4. Recent announcements hint at new launch date.
Construction of the ship appears to have resumed with a launch scheduled for 2022, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed. The company recently posted an update to its official Facebook page. But we probably shouldn't hope for now, because the company simply told its followers, “We'll be making some more Titanic II announcements a little later this year. Stay tuned for more details. "