Titanic II To Set Sail In 2022: Will You Be On Board?

The Titanic II, the pet project of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, will set sail in 2022, according to a report in USA Today. The exact replica of the original Titanic will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage before following the first ship’s planned path across the North Atlantic to New York City.
Titanic II To Set Sail In 2022: Will You Be On Board?

Its construction has resumed after a financial crisis that delayed the $500 million projects for a couple of years.

If you’ve always wished you were born in the 1900s so you can experience and witness the majestic Titanic ship, your wishes have been answered.

The infamous British luxury liner, the Titanic, was branded to be unsinkable but struck an iceberg before sinking on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in April 1912.

Titanic II tickets are sure to be expensive 

We don’t know exactly how much it will cost to sail on the Titanic II, but we can get an idea by looking at the ticket cost for the only similar ship still sailing today: The Queen Mary II.

The Cunard Line’s Queen Mary II is the only true ocean liner still in operation. It makes six- to seven-day transatlantic crossings between New York and Southampton. The ship also makes longer journeys to destinations like the Caribbean, the Middle East, the North Atlantic, and Asia.

A trip on the Queen Mary II isn’t cheap. An interior stateroom on an Eastbound sailing in April 2019 starts at $999 per person, while a Queen’s Grill stateroom starts at $5,172. But given the novelty and newness of the Titanic II, it wouldn’t be surprising if ticket prices are much higher, at least initially.

The cost of a ticket on the first Titanic

If the Titanic II replicates the original ship’s ticket prices, fares will be very costly. The most expensive first-class cabins cost £870, or about $100,000 in today’s dollars. Even a no-frills bunk in a shared third-class cabin was expensive. Passengers like DiCaprio’s Jack would have paid between $15 and $40 for a ticket, or between $350 and $900 today.

Rare Titanic Sinking Photos

The "Titanic orphans

The "Titanic orphans," French brothers Michel (left, age 4) and Edmond Navratil (right, age 2), who were left temporarily parent-less their father died on the ship. The brothers survived and made it to New York, where they stayed for a month before their mother, who was had stayed in France and not boarded the ship, finally recognized them from a newspaper photo and came to claim them. This photo was taken before they were identified. April 1912.

Titanic II To Set Sail In 2022: Will You Be On Board?
A newspaper boy sells copies of the Evening News telling of the Titanic sinking outside the off ice of the White Star Line (the company that launched the Titanic) in London a day after the ship went down. April 16, 1912.

Survivors of the Titanic sinking
Survivors of the Titanic sinking sit at Millbay Docks in Plymouth, England upon their return home. May 1912.

The iceberg suspected of having sunk the Titanic
The iceberg suspected of having sunk the Titanic, as photographed by the steward of a passing ship the morning after the Titanic sinking. The other ship had not yet received word about the Titanic sinking but the steward reportedly saw red paint smeared along the base of the iceberg, indicating that a ship had struck it within the last several hours. April 15, 1912.

Titanic II To Set Sail In 2022: Will You Be On Board?
The last lifeboat launched from the Titanic makes its way through the water. April 15, 1912.

Crowds wait outside the White Star Line office
Crowds wait outside the White Star Line office in order to hear the latest news on the disaster. New York. Circa April 15-18, 1912.


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