How Much Will Titanic II Tickets Cost? The Titanic Replica Ship By the Numbers
If you’ve always dreamed of reenacting Leonardo DiCaprio’s “I’m the king of the world!” moment from Titanic, you’ll soon have your chance.
The Titanic II, the pet project of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, will set sail in 2022, according to a report in USA Today. The exact replica of the original Titanic will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage before following the first ship’s planned path across the North Atlantic to New York City.
Tickets for Titanic II’s first sailing are sure to be a hot commodity. Here’s everything we know so far about Titanic II tickets and other fun facts about the ship.
Ticket prices haven’t been announced yet
Once a specific date for the maiden voyage has been set, the company will announce it on its website, along with information about ticket prices and how to book your trip.
One thing we do know: There will be three different classes of tickets – First Class, Second Class, and Third Class — just like the original Titanic.
Titanic II tickets are sure to be expensive
We don’t know exactly how much it will cost to sail on the Titanic II, but we can get an idea by looking at the ticket cost for the only similar ship still sailing today: The Queen Mary II.
The Cunard Line’s Queen Mary II is the only true ocean liner still in operation. It makes six- to seven-day transatlantic crossings between New York and Southampton. The ship also makes longer journeys to destinations like the Caribbean, the Middle East, the North Atlantic, and Asia.
A trip on the Queen Mary II isn’t cheap. An interior stateroom on an Eastbound sailing in April 2019 starts at $999 per person, while a Queen’s Grill stateroom starts at $5,172. But given the novelty and newness of the Titanic II, it wouldn’t be surprising if ticket prices are much higher, at least initially.
The cost of a ticket on the first Titanic
If the Titanic II replicates the original ship’s ticket prices, fares will be very costly. The most expensive first-class cabins cost £870, or about $100,000 in today’s dollars. Even a no-frills bunk in a shared third-class cabin was expensive. Passengers like DiCaprio’s Jack would have paid between $15 and $40 for a ticket, or between $350 and $900 today.
How much Titanic II will cost to build
Blue Star Line is reportedly spending $500 million to build its new luxury ocean liner. In 1912, the White Star Line’s spent $7.5 million on the Titanic – roughly $180 million today.
The new Titanic will be almost exactly the same size as the ship that inspired it. It will have accommodations for 2,400 passengers, roughly equal to the 2,240 passengers on board the original Titanic. There will also be 900 crewmembers. The ship will have 835 cabins. The builders also plan to replicate the Titanic’s restaurants and dining rooms.
“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,’’ Palmer said in a statement.
One area where Titanic II will differ from its predecessor is its safety and navigation equipment. In addition to up-to-date technology, there will be an adequate number of lifeboats.
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