Titanic II to set sail in 2022, will retrace original route

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WUHAN, CHINA – MAY 03: The guide poses in replica of deck during the “Titanic the Artifact Exhibition,” at Hangu art Gallery on May 3, 2018 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. An interactive exhibition of some 300 priceless artifacts from the ill-fated ship opened on April 28 and will run until October in China’s business […]

A replica of the Titanic is poised to set sail in 2022 and resume the Southampton to New York route of its infamous predecessor.

The Blue Star Line announced that the controversial project, Titanic II, would resume following financial problems that halted the enterprise, Cruise Arabia & Africa reports.

The ship will have the “the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods, and 21st-century technology,” said Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line.

There will be nine decks and 840 staterooms that can accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.

Passengers will buy first, second, and third class tickets just like the original.  There will be a swimming pool, gymnasiums, and Turkish bath.

The new ship will set sail from Dubai to Southampton and then on to New York.

Its namesake famously sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg.

Over 1,500 people were killed.

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