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Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

A billionaire is creating as exact a copy as possible of Titanic and calling it Titanic II.

I think it would be fascinating to see it. There are certainly enough Titanic buffs to fill it up a couple times. I just don't see it being a profitable cruise ship. I think it would better as a museum or a floating hotel. To see an Edwardian era gymnasium would be unique but if I'm on a cruise and want to exercise, I don't want an old rowing machine from 1912.

Wouldn't that be fun. You are staying in the suite occupied by .... he died a horrible death when the freezing waters came rushing in to this very room and drowned him. Enjoy your stay.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

I would, but that's only because I'm an avid cruiser (11 cruises so far).
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

I would. What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Would only be cool if the maiden voyage was from England to NYC.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

I'm game, but I'd bring my own wetsuit, flares, a satellite phone, and my own raft, just in case.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Only if they took it all the way & made the passengers dress in period costumes and have manners and stuff. There would be something odd about seeing slovenly 21st century passengers on an elegant old cruise ship.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

I'm pretty sure all passengers are given period time clothing. At least that's what the news report said the other day.
I would not do simply because there always seems to be some shit go down on cruise ships. It's like every day you hear of something happening.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Only if there's 1st Officer Murdoch II
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

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Only if they took it all the way & made the passengers dress in period costumes and have manners and stuff. There would be something odd about seeing slovenly 21st century passengers on an elegant old cruise ship.
It wasn't a cruise ship though. It was meant to get people from Point A to Point B. It's just that the rich were able to do so in a luxurious manner.

So if this is an accurate ship, most of the accommodations must suck ass/be shared with strangers.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

How much does it cost?
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Well, the definition of a cruise ship has changed over the years, as companies like Carnival continue to re-define humanity. But the Titanic had a rather elaborate and exotic presence to just be a ship to take people from A to B. You're right, the ship wasn't constructed for people to just eat, crap, and enjoy the scenery, but it also wasn't constructed to be a simple passenger ship, either. It was a luxurious passenger ship, which kicked the functional travel ideology into the form and fashion level.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

You're right, it was more than just A to B - not a cruise/only for entertainment, but more than a simple passenger ship. I believe even the steerage accommodations were way better than the norm (as Frances Fisher pointed out), though by today's standards they're pretty bad.

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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Only if they guaranteed it would sink again.
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In order to re-enact this event properly, all of our current politicians will need to be on it.

Kickstarter, anyone? Let's make sure our politicians get the ride they deserve.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Interesting idea, but could never be authentic due to:

1. They couldn't recreate the proper class system. Not in PC world of 2016
2. Entitled parents would insist on bringing their rugrats along, and they would ruin the elegant 1912 atmosphere.
3. No smoking rooms permitted.
4. People would want / need computers and phones and this of course is also incongruous and anachronistic with a 1912 period recreation.

Also, no trans-Atlantic crossings due to cost and time... But, to not do so, especially for the inaugural voyage, would make the whole idea of a TITANIC II a moot point.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Already been done. Better call this one Titanic 3

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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

You guys are ruining this. Fuck it. I'm not going now. PPPFFFTTTTT!!!!!
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

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I'm game, but I'd bring my own wetsuit, flares, a satellite phone, and my own raft, just in case.
Don't forget a volleyball.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

In all seriousness I would not ride it. But if it went from port to port and you could visit it I would do that.

One day when I find the pictures, I will entertain you all with my visit to the film set in Mexico of the famous film during shooting.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

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Only if they took it all the way & made the passengers dress in period costumes and have manners and stuff. There would be something odd about seeing slovenly 21st century passengers on an elegant old cruise ship.
Nice take

Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
You're right, it was more than just A to B - not a cruise/only for entertainment, but more than a simple passenger ship. I believe even the steerage accommodations were way better than the norm (as Frances Fisher pointed out), though by today's standards they're pretty bad.
In one of the documentaries it mentioned that steerage had flush toilets and most of the people in steerage had never seen one. Luxurious compared to what they were used to but very poor compared to the first class
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

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Interesting idea, but could never be authentic due to:

1. They couldn't recreate the proper class system. Not in PC world of 2016
2. Entitled parents would insist on bringing their rugrats along, and they would ruin the elegant 1912 atmosphere.
3. No smoking rooms permitted.
4. People would want / need computers and phones and this of course is also incongruous and anachronistic with a 1912 period recreation.

Also, no trans-Atlantic crossings due to cost and time... But, to not do so, especially for the inaugural voyage, would make the whole idea of a TITANIC II a moot point.
How about if we increase the life boats from 1 to 2. "That's a 200% increase in safety!" as would be a quote by an EPA official.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Nope, can't stand Celine Dion.
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Outfit the ship with a missile. On maiden voyage pass within range of huge iceberg. Blow iceberg to bits. Payback's a bitch.
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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

A proper replica wouldn't have radar or satellite navigation. Filling the bridge with LED displays isn't right.

As for proper manners, I know someone who was hosting formal Edwardian dinners. Invitations included training sessions where people came to her house on Sunday afternoons for a few weeks to be taught the rules of decorum. People loved it.

One custom she explained is that the gentlemen would start dinner conversing with the ladies on their right. Halfway through the meal, the hostess would turn the conversation and then the gentlemen would turn and start talking with the ladies on their left. Gentlemen were expected to have enough material to keep the conversation going for the meal.

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Re: Would you ride on the new Titanic II?

Only if I got to see mabuse yelling at the iceberg.

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