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Take a ride on the Titanic - would you?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by nubka, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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  2. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    Why not? It's just a name.
  3. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    I agree, but it still kinda creeps me out...
  4. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    And built in its image...

    Can't imagine who would buy a 3rd class ticket.
  5. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    True, but it's being built at a Chinese shipyard. Add all of that together and...

    Next ship please?
  6. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

    I'd do it in a New York minute.
  7. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

    Nah, not interested in any kind of cruise, actually. Not my cup of tea. I would be interested in seeing the new Titanic and touring it though.

  8. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Frak yes I would, in a heart beat!
  9. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

    If it was going somewhere interesting...
  10. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    Blue Star's Titanic II? Heh. Yeah, I belong to a few Titanic groups and while there are SOME people who are enthused, SOME who are screaming "IT'S NOT EXACT" because it's got to have a lot of structural changes to be SOLAS-compliant, the majority all say "I will believe he does this when I see it sailing into New York Harbor."

    Never mind have you seen what the tickets are gonna cost? For what's projected for a relatively authentic third class berth I could have a Queen's Grille suite on QM2. First class? Even if I had that much money that is NOT what I'd spend it on.
  11. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    If I had the money to do it, you couldn't keep me off that ship. I have a weird love affair with the ships from that era -- there's a classiness and style to them that today's cruise ships can't even being to touch. IMO, those things are tacky, tacky, tacky.
  12. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there will be so many safety procedures in place and its maiden voyage monitored that even if an asteroid hit the ship everyone will get off safe.

    I am already expecting a line at the bow of the ship with people waiting to re-enact the scene from the movie.
  13. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I would, if someone buys me a first class ticket - but with some trepidation.:lol:
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  14. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    ME TOOO!!!! I think ships today are really ugly. Titanic may have sunk but human error on many levels sunk that ship. Honestly I doubt it will ever sail.
  15. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    If you want old-school glamour, you need to sail Cunard. All the modern amenities, but QM2 at least is legitimately an ocean liner, not a cruise ship (that's a construction/rating thing--she can run the North Atlantic in winter without concern because she's not got that top-heavy design and her bow is meant for it) and it's got CLASS. You get your dress code every day, some nights you have to dress for dinner or stay in the King's Court area (or your cabin), and even for "steerage" peeps like me the White Star Service is really top-notch. I didn't do anything special like spas or the restaurants and I still felt incredibly pampered. And, again, what he wants for third-class Titanic II tickets will get you at LEAST Princess-level on Cunard. I wouldn't mind doing a Titanic novelty cruise, but not for that money.

    (Safety or superstition isn't a factor, though. Like a lot of Titanic nerds I'd love to be aboard her, I've done the picture on the staircase at the Artifact exhibit, but only if I get free tickets for those prices!)
  16. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

    Based on the title, I thought the thread was going to be about some kind of insult. Like when my grandfather used to say "go jump in a lake three times and come out twice."
  17. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

    Is it going on an iceberg tour? Cause I'd be all over that... :scream:
  18. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

    My thoughts too. I'd love to tour it if it is was a good copy, but I wouldn't go on a trip on any ship after what happened last week in the US
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  19. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

    I would, if someone will buy the hubbs and me (or is it I) a first class ticket! Of course I'd be hauling along my own giant sized raft that has an engine that is capable of taking us all the way to shore.... and a heater, must back a waterproof heater that can run off solar/star/ocean power. :D
  20. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    Exactly!! W/the QMII, that old school type of travel still does exist on the Seas. Or in this case, Sea.

    As for the bolded, as how I feel w/my Parents getting to take in the Artifact exhibit during their long ago visit to Las Vegas, I am so very envious!!
  21. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    If it was free and I wasn't in steerage I'd go but otherwise there are too many other things I'd rather do.
  22. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    A waste of money IMO.
  23. ballettmaus

    ballettmaus Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised he can rebuild it more or less as the original. I would have thought safety standards today would prohibit a lot of things, like separating the classes so that you cannot pass from one to the other. Wasn't that part of the problem when the Titanic sank that not only were there gates but also that people got lost in a labyrinth of stairwells? I would imagine there would have to be more than just a few adjustments to make the ship pass safety inspections?!

    That said, I'd certainly love to see it if it were a more or less exact replica, I have no desire to sail on it though!
  24. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    Not really. There are areas on every ship that passengers can't pass through except in an emergency, and on QMII there are several areas Britannia-class passengers aren't allowed in (the Grille restaurants, one of the bar/sundeck areas, reserved for Princess and Queen class). Titanic I's biggest problem was even the CREW had trouble learning their way around, even officers who hadn't served on her sister Olympic (Lightoller said in his autobiography that it took him two weeks to be able to get around the ship without a map and he had a couple decades' experience at sea by that point.) Getting Third Class up to the boats was less about locking people away (though some gates were locked) than about no means of mass communication (they had to wake passengers by stewards going door to door and there were 700+ Third Class passengers to alert), a huge percentage who didn't speak English (our local Third Class survivor only found out from some men from her group knocking on her door--fortunately she didn't follow them but grabbed her two kids and went p to the boat deck instead), passengers who (understandable) refused to leave their husbands, refused to leave their belongings (fair enough as for many in Third that was everything they owned in the world) and people just plain getting lost. Or getting trapped; Lightoller sent a crew gang below decks to open some boarding doors so they could load passengers into the boats from there, but they never reached the doors and were never seen again, so even crew members were getting lost or trapped by the water.

    And of course since there were no lifeboat drills or assignments, nobody had any idea what they were doing. The crew hadn't been updated on capacity or procedures for the newer-style lifeboats, no one knew what boat they were supposed to be in...basically it was a cluster.

    The biggest safety concessions will be things that most people won't see--the bow design and bow thrusters, which will be below the water line. Other stuff like navigation equipment shouldn't be too obtrusive, though there'll have to be deck allowances for lifeboats and life rafts. Those aren't that bad now, though.
  25. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

    I expect to see BYTCH waving from the bow. :)
  26. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    As long as there are enough life boats to support everyone, and the crew are extremely well-trained (at least up to standard as any crew should be on any type of cruise) to handle any sort of crisis, and there's high technology for authorities to keep track of the trajectory and communication, then I don't see the problem.

    It's just a ship/cruise like any other except with a theme.
  27. Sofia Alexandra

    Sofia Alexandra Well-Known Member

    When it comes to making voyages in replicas of lost historic ships, I'd rather got sailing with Götheborg. :p
  28. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    That's it--she will NOT get a certificate to operate if she's not SOLAS-compliant. Cruise lines offshore their registrations to avoid labor laws (mostly about wages and hours) and in the case of US registry some really nasty taxes, not to avoid safety. Given Titanic II's supposed to mimic the relatively long, low profile I'd feel better on her than on the apartment blocks on hulls most cruise lines run (most of those can't do things like QM2's late-season Atlantic runs because they're just too top-heavy.)

    And assuming they don't hire the captain from the Costa Concordia....:shuffle:
  29. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    She's gonna be in that limo with Leo :grope: :lol:.

    That tub better have some balcony cabins on it - passengers want those nowadays. There are a few balcony-free cruise ships out there, but they were built before they came into vogue.
  30. Whitneyskates

    Whitneyskates Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't ride on it, just because I've always thought it was ugly :shuffle: