You'll Be Able To Cruise On A Replica Of The Titanic As Soon As 2018

by Kate Ryan
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There are so many Jack and Rose jokes to be made, I can't even.

Thanks to Blue Star Line, "Titanic" fans everywhere will be able to cruise on a replica of the famous ship that sank in 1912. Cleverly named Titanic II, the ocean liner is scheduled to set sail in 2018, a mere two years away.

And I Can. Not. Wait.

In its time, the original Titanic was the largest ship in the world. Complete with a small swimming pool, Turkish baths and an Edwardian gym, Titanic II will forgo all the modern cruiser luxuries in favor of fulfilling every vintage lover's wet dreams.

There are even rumors passengers will be provided with period costumes. Eek!

A few of the old school features might be a little less welcomed. As in, there will still be first-, second- and third- class rooms and dining halls, in case you want to know what it was like to be poor in the early 1900s.

Hopefully, women will be permitted in the smoking rooms this time around.

The only major difference between Titanic and Titanic II will be the navigation systems and safety mechanisms (for obvious reasons). For example, its hull will be welded instead of riveted and a diesel-electric propulsion system will replace the old steam engines.

So you won't have to worry about strapping Irish immigrants shoveling coal in the barrel of ship -- unless they're doing it for theatrical purposes.

One other major difference? The cost of construction. The original Titanic required 1.5 million euros to build, while the latest model will cost an estimated 300 to 400 million. That's, like, 20 times the price of the "Heart of the Ocean."

Keep scrolling for images of what will likely be the greatest '90s revival of all time.

The original before it set sail


The iconic staircase where Jack waited for Rose

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The elevators, hopefully to remain un-flooded

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Cafe Parisien, where Billy Zane lost his sh*t

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The Turkish baths where... wait, what?!

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The bedposts Rose leaned against while getting her ribcage crushed by a corset. Ah, the memories...

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Citations: The Titanic sails again: Inside the lavish £300million replica of doomed ocean liner, which is due to set sail in 2018 (Daily Mail)