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After years of delay, Titanic II is about to set sail in 2022

Kathreena Gabaldon

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Wed, October 24, 2018  /  01:43 pm
After years of delay, Titanic II is about to set sail in 2022

One of the scenes from 'Titanic' (1997). (facebook.com/TitanicMovie/File)

Have you been enthralled by the Titanic 20 years ago? Surely, fans of Jack and Rose will make their hearts go on and on with the infamous passenger ship. After 110 years of its unfortunate maiden voyage, the travel company Blue Star Line will  “rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic” for their second voyage set in 2022.

There were reports that the long-delayed Titanic II project was planned in 2012 and 2016, however, it was moved to 2018 due to financial constraints. Although issues had already been resolved and the final decision would be in 2022.

Now, fresh details revealed that the project for the modern replica of the Titanic ship costs $500 million and the cabin layout is similar to the original passenger liner used in the 1997 film.

The worldwide cruise will start from Dubai to Southampton, England to New York, and throughout the icy North Atlantic course. The new ship can carry 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, which is similar to its first journey. It will also feature advanced technology for safety and navigation, which further includes enough supply of lifeboats.

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Citing a report, James McDonald, global marketing director of Palmer’s company Blue Star Line said that: “The new Titanic will, of course, have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation, and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st-century ship.”

Despite the uncertainties, the replica of the ill-fated RMS Titanic in 1912 will set sail after a few more years and everyone is hoping that the anticipated voyage will not end in the same tragedy.

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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post