Titanic II will set sail in 2020 with lifeboats for all

A replica of the Titanic will set sail in 2020, more than 110 years after the original sunk.  Australian tycoon, Clive Palmer, announced in September the revival of the Titanic II project. The idea had been around since 2012 but when it was finally put to paper the Chinese government halted it due to money restraints and then it was brought back to life in 2015. Also, the launch date of the ship had been moved from 2018 to 2022, which is the 110th year anniversary after the Titanic set sail across the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a $500 million project and will be built by the famous company Blue Star Liner.  The new Titanic could hold the same number of passengers and crew as the original. About 2,400 passengers and about 900 crew members will be able to set sail.

The blueprints of Titanic II are said to be an exact replica of Titanic but will come with many updated safety features so the ship will hopefully not end up like its original; at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. As of right now it is being built in a shipyard in China, which was not the original shipyard. The first Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Titanic II will include many new safety features that include, modern navigation and communication technology as well as lifeboats for all.

When the building is complete the ship will travel to from China to Dubai to Southampton then across all the way across the Atlantic to New York. After its maiden voyage the ship will continuously travel from the U.K. to the U.S. and back. Palmer said in a statement, “…she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits.”

Titanic II will set sail in 2020.