Just in time for the spooky and macabre season surrounding Halloween, news out of Dubai looks to resurrect one of history’s most heartbreaking moments.
In 1912, nearly 1,500 men, women, and children found themselves moving on to the next life after their cruise on the Titanic’s maiden voyage was cut short by catastrophe. The ship herself would become the thing of legend after striking an iceberg and sinking dramatically to the murky depths of the frozen North Atlantic. She was considered “unsinkable” by the company who created her, and was believed to be the most technologically advanced ship in the world at the time of the accident.
To add further fright, a team of scientists reached the Titanic’s wreckage in 1985, providing the world with a glimpse of the dark depths and jagged edges of her precarious position nearly 13,000 feet below the surface.
Now, for the brave of heart, a replica of the ill-fated ship is preparing to set sail in 2022.
A replica of the infamous ship dubbed the Titanic II is set to make its first voyage in 2022, thanks to Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who’s fronting a group called Blue Star Line.Trending:
Blue Star Line is trying to create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while adding modern safety procedures and 21st century technology.
It will welcome 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, which is almost the exact same number on board the boat that sank in 1912.
The group even provides video updates on the ship’s progress:
The ship’s frist voyage will be from Dubai to England, and, from there, Titanic II will resume the service that her previous incarnation was originally destined for: A jaunt across the same cold, North Atlantic vastness between England and New York.