Titanic II Expected To Make Maiden Voyage In 2022

Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet starred in Titanic

Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet starred in Titanic

No, we're not talking about Titanic II, a totally real straight-to-video sequel to the 1997 mega-ultra-super-blockbuster.

The Titanic II will sail from Dubai and then trace the original's route from Southampton, England to NY.

Simply named "Titanic II", the ship will have "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. Afterwards, Titanic II will embark on more voyages and "circumnavigate the globe", according to Blue Star Line, though future destinations haven't yet been disclosed.

Palmer originally announced his plans to build a replica of the doomed original in 2012, with the hope of having it set sail by 2016. But now Palmer says things will pick up at an incredible pace, and the ship will sail on its maiden voyage in about four years' time, according to USA Today.

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Work on Titanic II was stalled in 2015 due to financial difficulties but shipbuilding has now been resumed. It's maiden voyage will follow the same Atlantic route as the original - from Southampton to NY.

Titanic II will carry nearly the exact same number of passengers as the original ship, 2,400 people (2,435 in 1912).

The Titanic is under construction again - at least a replica of the famous ship - 105 years after the original passenger liner sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton in England to New York City.

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