Get ready to have Celine Dion's signature power ballad stuck in your head: Titanic II is coming — not to theaters, but to the seas.
As you likely already know, the Titanic set sail in April 1912. It then sank after crashing into an iceberg on its fourth night at sea. More than 1,500 people died in the tragedy. Titanic II was initially announced in 2012 to mark the centennial anniversary of the catastrophic capsizing, but suffered numerous delays. Now, Blue Star Line Chairman Clive Palmer has announced that a full-sized replica of the doomed vessel will take its maiden voyage sometime in 2022.
You can take a virtual deck-by-deck tour of the Titanic II here. In the meantime, here's everything we know so far about the larger-than-life luxury liner.
It Will Travel the Same Route That the Original Titanic Should Have — and Then Some
Had that iceberg not gotten in the way, the original Titanic's route would have taken passengers from Southampton, England, to New York and back. The Titanic II will indeed go from Southampton to the Big Apple, but with a twist.
“The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York," Palmer said in a statement. "But she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue, and mystery in every port she visits."
Titanic II Will Look Just Like the Original Titanic, Only Bigger
Yes, you will get to see that gorgeous dome and cinematic grand staircase. Palmer says that the Titanic II will boast the identical ornate interiors and cabin layouts as the Titanic, including elevators, elegant staterooms, swanky smoking rooms and lounges, the signature white Cafe Parisien, libraries, restaurants and a theater, shopping area, pool, Turkish bath, gym, hospital and casino.
Palmer revealed to The Daily Mail that the Titanic II will be 883 feet long, which is three inches longer than the original Titanic. Titanic II will weigh about 61,500 tons to Titanic's 58,654.
You Can Pick Your Class
Just like the original Titanic, Titanic II will have different class accommodations for different price points. First class for those of you who can afford the Heart of the Ocean, as well as more affordable second and third class lodgings and dining options. And, just like the original, Palmer told The Telegraph that the classes will not be allowed to mingle with one another. However, third class passengers will have more restrooms on Titanic II.
You'll Get to Live Like a Passenger on the Original
So much for Instagramming from the bow. Palmer told The Telegraph that Titanic II likely won't have television or internet, keeping in line with the original, and even the pool and gyms will be identical to the first Titanic, so don't look for a Peloton on board. It will, however, have air conditioning, as well as Victorian-era clothing available should you want to dress the part of a maiden voyager.
Fret Not: There Are Plenty of Safety Upgrades
Unlike the original Titanic, Titanic II has enough lifeboats to ensure that your lover from steerage doesn't have to cling to a plank of wood in the ocean if the once-unthinkable happens again. Titanic II has 18 fully enclosed, motor-driven lifeboats, each with a capacity of up to 250 people (which will more than accommodate the new ship's maximum of 2,435 passengers and 900 crew). Titanic II also has advanced radar and navigation systems, as well as a welded hull (as opposed to the original riveted one) and 21st century technology, making the probability of an ice-cold collision ancient history.
Still, Palmer was deliberate with his words when asked if the new model is "unsinkable," as the original had claimed.
"Anything will sink if you put a hole in it," he admitted to The Telegraph. "I think it would be very cavalier to say it. I think people in the past have done that and lived to regret it."