by Muthoni Kimani
January 22, 2021
The wait to find out more about Titanic II may almost be over.
The project has been a few years in the making with Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer's company Blue Star Line first announcing plans to build the ship in 2013.
While several models and tests were already taking place, the venture was stalled during some financial disputes. However, it seems the project is now firmly back on track, with a 2022 launch although the exact date has yet to be confirmed. And now the company has posted an update on their official Facebook page;
"We will be making some further announcements about Titanic II a little later this year. Stay tuned for more details."
To pay tribute to the original ship, Titanic II will be sailing on the same route as the liner, which famously sunk back in 1912 after crashing into an iceberg during its maiden voyage to Southampton and New York City.
Word is this replica will have much more up-to-date safety features and navigation technology, although the infamous liner inspires it, it will boast modern-day amenities and features.
However, there will be many similarities to Titanic itself, from the layout and interiors, with designs inspired by the iconic ship including a near-identical version of its grand staircase.
Titanic II is expected to carry approximately 2,400 passengers as well as 900 members of the crew.