While this new Titanic will look exactly like the first visually, it will be built to accommodate modern safety standards and technological advances.
A Modern Take on History
“The new Titanic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st century ship,” Blue Star Line global marketing director James McDonald told the Belfast Telegraph.
Once the project is complete, the ship’s maiden voyage is scheduled to depart from Jiangsu, China, for Dubai and will be carry 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members.
Experience the Titanic For Yourself
Just as on the original, there will also be three tiers of tickets available; first-, second- and third-class. Blue Star Line has reported offers as high as $928,76 for a chance to sail on the ship, according to one article.
While the production of Titanic II was originally scheduled to be completed sometime this year, it has now been extended to sometime in 2018.