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The Titanic is coming back! Yes, the same Titanic that sunk in the freezing water after hitting a iceberg in 1912.
According to USA Today, the replica ship will cost about $500 million to build, and is expected to set sail in 2022. The ship will have the same layout as the original, and will sail from Dubai to England and then to New York, taking the exact same North Atlantic route the original ship took back in 1912. The entire journey will take about 2 weeks.
It will also carry the same amount of passengers 2,400 with 900 crew members. The biggest changes will be the new safety technology, with plenty of lifeboats.
Blue Line Chairman, Clive Palmer said: “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.”
Will you be up for the journey?
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The Shaderoom