Finally, a ray of hope in these dark times: an Australian billionaire’s project to build Titanic II, a replica of the doomed ocean liner, is back in the works. Toot toot, all aboard a recreation of history’s most famous maritime disaster!
“The Titanic II is set to make its two-week maiden voyage in 2022, and construction of the replica recently resumed after a financial dispute held up the $500 million project for several years,” USA Today reported. “The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits,” Clive Palmer, the architect of this extremely bold project, told MSN. Not really sure where the mystery comes in, since the whole deal seems pretty straightforward, unless it’s the mystery of why anybody would
Also, the “Blue Star Line,” the ship’s parent company, announced its headquarters will probably be in Paris, “in light of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the likelihood there would be no agreement between the UK and the EU.” Really some beautiful historical symmetry, there, between Brexit and Titanic.
Jezebel has been covering this project since at least 2013, and as yet there is no Titanic II. However, our deep well of Titanic-related optimism continues to flow freely, and we eagerly await our tickets to the maiden voyage.