3. Everybody Gets a Lifeboat
As soon as the Titanic II replica was announced in 2012, tweets abounded about the need for enough room for lifeboats. The original Titanic infamously did not have enough boats and life rafts on board for all the passengers, leading to the death of over 1,500 men, women, and children. Thankfully, the Titanic II will not be an exact replica: safety will be a priority. More than enough lifeboats have been factored into the design of the ship – but that’s another item.
There will be enough lifeboats on the ship for 2,700 people and enough life rafts for an additional 800 passengers. The original Titanic only had 16 wooden boats that would accommodate a total of 1178, just a third of the capacity of passengers.