The popular Titanic movie may not be getting a sequel, but it looks like the ship itself is getting a second chance at life. Inspired by the huge passenger ship that infamously sunk in 1912, causing the deaths of over 1,500 people, an exact replica will be built and is slated to set sail in 2022.
The ship’s aesthetic is designed to look the same as the original with the same cabin layout and luxurious ambiance. Well, there are going to be a few differences, thankfully. Titanic II will actually include a sufficient amount of lifeboats, life-jackets, and, of course, modern safety features. It will depart with nearly the same number of personnel as the original Titanic — 2,400 passengers and 900 crew — and, hopefully, return with them all intact.
Titanic II was initially slated for completion in 2016, but work was halted in 2015 when the Blue Star Cruise Line encountered financial issues. Last month, the company announced that production would resume on the $500 million project.
The ship’s maiden voyage will take it from Dubai — where it’s being built — to Southampton, England — where the original first set sail. It will then follow the first Titanic’s route, carrying passengers across the North Atlantic to New York City before embarking on a series of worldwide cruises. According to MSN, Blue Star Line’s chairman Clive Palmer said that the ship will carry “passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, and mystery in every port she visits.”
Tickets for the luxurious Titanic II are not yet on sale.