Thanks to the Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time until James Cameron's other film Avatar, the fate of the RMS Titanic might be one of piece of history that pretty much everyone around the world is familiar with.
The British passenger liner, which was seen as "unsinkable" at the time, sank after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage between Southampton and New York City in 1912. Of the 2,224 passengers on board, more than 1,500 perished in the freezing waters of the Atlantic.
The sinking, along with the Great Depression, eventually led to the Titanic's owner, White Star Line, one of the most prominent shipping companies in the world, being eaten up in a merger.
But now, a new company, Blue Star Line, is hoping to revive the Titanic, with a replica called Titanic II.
The ship, which has been designed with the same interior and cabin layout of the original vessel, will follow the route of the original liner carrying passengers from Southampton to New York.
Blue Star Line is an Australian company founded by millionaire Clive Palmer, and Titanic II was originally set to launch in 2016.
Work on the liner was suspended in 2015 over disputed royalties from a Chinese conglomerate. That's all since been worked out, and the replica is now expected to launch in 2022 and carry passengers around the world.
Blue Star Line says the nine-deck ship will have 835 cabins, set to accommodate 2,435 passengers. And just like the original Titanic, you'll be able to buy first-, second- and third-class tickets.
While the ship may be a replica for passengers, it's receiving plenty of modern upgrades to avoid a repeat of her namesake. Titanic II will be outfitted with modern life boats, as well as navigation and radar equipment. The hull will also be welded rather than riveted, and cabins will have air conditioning.
"The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits," Palmer said in a statement.
Palmer has also suggested that each passenger aboard the Titanic ll would be given outfits circa 1912 to truly immerse themselves in that cultural era. Ladies will be given bustles for their dresses, and men will wear tuxedos.
Here's what first class is expected to look like, for reference.
They're even planning on vintage gym equipment.
And a third-class dinning hall similar to that on the original ship.
First-class looks a lot more appealing.
Guests will also have access to Turkish Bath suites, which included cooling rooms, temperature rooms, steam rooms, and more.
As well as a swimming pool.
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