With the Titanic Exhibition now showing in Alicante, here is some more exciting news from Belfast
A ship, inspired by the tragic Titanic, is work in progress and you’ll be able to sail on her.
While the story of the original famous ship came to a devastating end in 1912, when over 1,500 people lost their lives when it sank in the North Atlantic, Blue Star Line are constructing a tribute to the ship and, obviously, the blockbuster movie that followed.
Back in 2013, it was revealed that Australian multi-millionaire Clive Palmer was backing the project, with hopes to sail the ship across the Atlantic, just like the original ‘unsinkable’ ship intended to do.
According to Belfast Live, the Titanic II will be ready to set sail in 2022.
The new ship aims to capture the stunning interiors that you may recognise in the movie, including that iconic staircase.
“Titanic II, a ship from Australian company Blue Star Line, is set to sail on its maiden voyage in 2022.
To pay tribute to the original ship, Titanic II will be sailing on the same route as the liner, which famously sank back in 1912 after crashing into an iceberg during its maiden voyage between Southampton and New York City.
This replica is inspired by the infamous liner, but it will boast modern day amenities and features and will have much more up-to-date safety features and navigation technology.”
The new tourist attraction’s description is as follows:
Titanic II has captured the world’s imagination since Professor Palmer announced that his shipping company, Blue Star Line, would recreate the famous ship in honour of the 100 year anniversary of the launch and untimely fate of The Titanic. While every bit as luxurious as her namesake, Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems.
The Titanic II is set to be able to carry approximately 2,400 passengers as well as 900 members of crew and, of course, promises to maintain all modern health and safety standards, as well as emergency procedures.
It will also have life boats to carry every passenger, and some to spare, so there’s no need to feel superstitious or concerned.
Watch the teaser trailer for the new project at the top of this page.