Titanic II to make first voyage from Dubai in 2022

MENA

Published: 2018-10-23 13:16

Last Updated: 2018-10-23 15:07


Recreating the Titanic will cost a whopping $500 million. (Culture Trip)
Recreating the Titanic will cost a whopping $500 million. (Culture Trip)
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The famous Titanic cruise ship is being “resurrected” in the form of the Titanic II, and it is set to make its first voyage from Dubai in 2022.

Just like the original cruise liner, the luxurious Titanic II will welcome 2,400 guests and 900 crew members, according to Khaleej Times.

However, this time around, the replica ship will be equipped with 21st Century technology and navigation systems, and an abundance of life-jackets and lifeboats.

In four years’ time - once the ship has been built - the Titanic II will set sail on a two-week trip from Dubai to Southampton in the UK, reported People magazine.

Despite the Titanic sinking in 1912, the new ship will take exactly the same route as its predecessor, by sailing from England to New York across the icy North Atlantic Ocean, where passengers might feel a bit weary, seeing as the original ship sank after colliding with a large iceberg.

Once the ship has (hopefully) safely reached the shores of NYC, the Titanic II plans on offering worldwide cruises in the future.

Building the Titanic replica kicked off in 2015 but was temporarily halted due to financial disagreements, according to the BBC.

Recreating the Titanic will cost a whopping $500 million, Bloomberg reported.