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Titanic II to set sail in 2022, following original route

 The Titanic has returned and is prepared to finish the journey that its predecessor began more than a century ago.

The Titanic II, a copy of the first "ship of dreams," will depart Southampton, England, for New York in 2022, traveling along the same route that the illustrious Titanic attempted in 1912.

Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line, stated in a statement that the ship "will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unmatched attention, intrigue, and mystery in every port she visits."

The launch of the new luxury liner was ultimately delayed because of a rumored financial conflict between Blue Star Line's parent company, Mineralogy, and the Chinese government. The announcement of the new luxury liner was made in 2012 to commemorate the ship's 100th anniversary.

The Titanic is back and may be making its maiden voyage as soon as 2022. (Blue Star Line)

The Titanic is back and may be making its maiden voyage as soon as 2022. (Blue Star Line)

Blue Star Line has since issued a statement announcing that the ship's intricate construction has resumed.

According to Palmer, "Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, offering passengers a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigational techniques, and 21st-century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort."

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic departed Southampton with nearly 2,200 people on board. The luxury liner drew some of the wealthiest people in the world and was heralded as the largest ship afloat.

Four days into the voyage, the ship ran aground on an iceberg, sank, and more than 1,500 people perished.

James Cameron's 1997 Academy Award-winning film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was based on the terrible catastrophe.