Titanic II, a replica of the original Titanic, will make its first voyage in 2022. It will have room for 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, just like the original Titanic. Also, it will trace the precise route of the original ship.
What could go wrong?
If this idea seems flatly stupid to you, you're not alone. (We might as well recreate the Hindenburg.) But, like most stupid ideas, it caused people on Twitter to make some good jokes, particularly in response to tweets from TIME and USA Today about the announcement.
I thought we were already sailing on the Titanic II.
— Eve #IBelieveDrFord Littlepage (@EveLittlepage) October 23, 2018
Titanic I spirits about to fuck this whole adventure up https://t.co/sXK3weDMv4
— Natalia Romanova (@Uslow__meSWIFT) October 23, 2018
I’d like to curate the guest list. https://t.co/IIWChMHBlm
— Jamilah Lemieux🖤 (@JamilahLemieux) October 23, 2018
The entire same route? Like all the way down???
— Becca Wickson (@becca_wickson) October 23, 2018
Are they selling return tickets, or only singles?
— Ryan (@jamborye) October 23, 2018
Titanic II will have a slightly more difficult task than its predecessor. It will begin its journey in Dubai, then travel to Southampton, U.K. — the starting point for its copycat journey to New York.
So far, we're not sure when tickets will be available, nor how much they'll cost. What, did you want one? Oh my god. You sucker.
We assume they'll at least up the lifeboat count?