Titanic II makes a splash

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Titanic II makes a splash

In 2022, history buffs and Leonardo DiCaprio fans alike will be able to experience the infamous transatlantic journey of the RMS Titanic. A replica of the Titanic, called the Titanic II, will embark from Southampton, England and journey to New York City, carrying the same number of passengers and crew — 2,400 and 900, respectively — as the original ship once did.

This two-week voyage is perfect for those who want to reenact the iconic “Jack and Rose” moments from James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic. The ship will have the same cabin layout as the original Titanic, which infamously sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

The one crucial difference between the two passenger liners is that the Titanic II will have modern navigation software and safety equipment — Titanic enthusiasts should have no fear of going down with this ship.

The project was announced in 2012, and blueprints were unveiled in 2013. Originally scheduled to debut in 2016, construction was temporarily abandoned in 2014 over financial concerns and only resumed this past September.

After her maiden voyage, the Titanic II will embark on worldwide expeditions, says Clive Palmer, the Australian billionaire who is funding the $500 million project.

The cost of tickets has not yet been released, but the opportunity to relive history is priceless.

The original RMS Titanic, which sank in 1912.