Although the internet certainly has mixed feelings about the news, a near-identical version of the Titanic is due to set sail from Dubai in 2022. The $500 million ship will kick off its regular voyages by sailing from Dubai to the UK on a two-week-long journey. After its arrival, the Titanic remake will offer weekly trips between the UK and NYC, according to Blue Line chairman Clive Palme — just as it was originally planned to do before it tragically sank in the North Atlantic in 1912.
By 2022, the ship will be operating 110 years after the RMS Titanic took sail on its first and last journey. This time, however, the vessel will be equipped with modern safety technology (in additional to decor that's designed to transport guests back in time to the incredibly glamorour era.
“Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest levels of luxurious comfort,” Palmer said in a statement.
The ship will be able to accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, and during the colder winter months, it will be making global voyages.
We've still got quite some time to wait, but we're beyond curious about the luxe interiors.