Exact Replica of the Titanic Will Set Sail in 2018

If you've ever fantasized about what life on the Titanic was like, you may get the chance to experience it firsthand, as an exact replica of the historic ship is scheduled to set sail in the near future. The Australia-based company Blue Star Line is planning to recreate the original vessel using modern amenities and safety standards. Aptly called the Titanic II, it will have similar dimensions to its predecessor with 840 rooms and nine decks, with a capacity of 2,400 passengers (including roughly 900 crew).

Blue Star Line has started the design process for the updated vessel, and the company will soon conduct the first of its model testing–a 9.3 meter wooden model of the Titanic II will be put through resistance and powering tests in a 300-meter-long tank. Once that phase is complete, the ship will be launched from the construction base in China on its maiden voyage to Dubai.

The proposed interiors of the Titanic II look equally as impressive as its predecessor. They feature the grand architecture and opulent decor that helped make the previous Titanic so luxurious and unforgettable. In addition to first, second, and third class cabins, the vessel will feature gymnasiums and Turkish baths. As of now, the Titanic II is slated to set sail in 2018, which gives you plenty of time to get your historically-accurate costume ready.

First class bedroom

Third class bunks

Edwardian-inspired gymnasium

Turkish baths

Blue Star Line: Website
via [Buzzfeed, Mashable]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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