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(Reuters)   Titanic II blueprints unveiled. Audience surprisingly informed regarding what could possibly go wrong   (reuters.com) divider line 38
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2013-02-26 09:20:10 PM
But their hearts will go on.
 
2013-02-26 09:20:20 PM
Why are the passengers not allowed to co mingle among the classes? Why would anyone want to travel in third class and stay in those areas exclusively? Wouldn't it be more interesting to make it a floating hotel and have tours instead?
 
2013-02-26 09:23:32 PM
Where is the iceberg when you need it?
 
2013-02-26 09:23:54 PM
FTA: The three passenger classes, however, will be prevented from mingling, as in 1912, Palmer said.

Sign me up! This is the way travel should be!
 
2013-02-26 09:26:20 PM
Can I be in charge of arranging deck chairs?
 
2013-02-26 09:28:36 PM
The classes of passengers will not be allowed to mingle.
But of course not.
 
2013-02-26 09:35:14 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: The classes of passengers will not be allowed to mingle.
But of course not.


You really hope their keen sense of historical accuracy will trump their so called "modern innovations" in the event of a real emergency. Maybe he can remind the third class passengers that the first class ones need more leg room in the life boats!
 
2013-02-26 09:48:09 PM
I would find it very interesting to be able to explore a faithful reproduction of the ship. Historical interest and all.

No way in hell would I want to sail on one. I'll take the modern aircraft carrier sized floating palace type cruise ships, thanks.
 
2013-02-26 09:59:02 PM
I'll be by the bar....

Just like Thomas Andrews who designed the boat

// Went to Andrews Memorial primary School named for him after the boat went down.
 
2013-02-26 10:13:20 PM
Titanic 2: Electric Boogaloo!

Okay, so he didn't say the ship was unsinkable. But he did say it would be the "safest ship in the world".
 
2013-02-26 10:44:19 PM
"Jaime Katz, an analyst who tracks the cruise industry, said Titanic II may find it difficult to compete with established cruise lines, particularly the economies of scale of their larger fleets."

Please...this will sell out (or close) for years if it comes to fruition.
 
2013-02-26 10:51:25 PM

a4dzac: "Jaime Katz, an analyst who tracks the cruise industry, said Titanic II may find it difficult to compete with established cruise lines, particularly the economies of scale of their larger fleets."

Please...this will sell out (or close) for years if it comes to fruition.


This. Jeez, somebody missed the entire farking point of this project.

I'd go for it if I had the chance. Or the money.
 
2013-02-26 10:54:55 PM
Well for one thing that exhaust vent looks hideous vulnerable.
 
2013-02-26 10:55:41 PM
Luckily, global warming has melted all the icebergs.
 
2013-02-26 10:56:59 PM

Cyber_Junk: Well for one thing that exhaust vent looks hideous vulnerable.


'hideously'

/I blame the white wine and oatmeal raisin cookies
 
2013-02-26 11:06:05 PM
Will they lock the immigrants in steerage just like on the original boat?
 
2013-02-26 11:16:00 PM
Hopefully they choose a route that will put hair on your chest
 
2013-02-26 11:20:37 PM
I was promised plans. I saw no plans.

This was a big deal about 13-14 years ago and nothing came of it then either.
 
2013-02-26 11:23:49 PM
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"What."
 
2013-02-26 11:31:51 PM

VvonderJesus: Luckily, global warming has melted all the icebergs.


Luckily, we learned a bit more about metallurgy in the past hundred years and know how to make steel that doesn't shatter like peanut brittle when subjected to subzero temps.
 
2013-02-26 11:36:25 PM
"Anything will sink if you put a hole in it."  yup, and it'll take his money with it.
 
2013-02-26 11:44:11 PM
If they didn't actually insist on the historically accurate classes and divided passengers, I could see it as a real tourist trip.  Everyone would be made to feel as if they were first class passengers with all of the nostalgia of a lost era, but with less icebergs.  I damned well wouldn't pay to be in steerage.  You could probably fly round trip cheaper than one way on this boat.
 
2013-02-26 11:44:57 PM

Mentat: Will they lock the immigrants in steerage just like on the original boat?


Obviously.
 
2013-02-26 11:54:13 PM
Iceberg Boogaloo.
 
2013-02-27 12:18:24 AM
What do you get when you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic?

About half way.

/too soon?
 
2013-02-27 12:41:07 AM
So was the original one.
 
2013-02-27 12:42:14 AM
Book me for a steerage ticket.  Just make sure that there are a bunch of tuberculin passengers to go along too.
 
2013-02-27 12:46:30 AM
Hey, if the third-class passengers have good beer and good Irish music, lock me away in steerage for the week.
 
2013-02-27 12:51:36 AM
If it's a role-playing thing, I can absolutely see people taking the steerage berths.  By the standards of the day, Titanic's third class section was relatively luxurious.

Jaws_Victim: Wouldn't it be more interesting to make it a floating hotel


That's what the Titanic was.
 
2013-02-27 01:39:33 AM

King Something: [doctorwho.maxupdates.tv image 310x320]
"What."


If they ever did a Titanic story (the real one, not the spacegoing one) on Who, I could see it being absolutely packed with time travellers.
 
2013-02-27 03:14:15 AM
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2013-02-27 04:00:13 AM
Built in China and copying the design of the worst vehicular disaster ever? No way am I stepping foot on it.
 
2013-02-27 07:26:35 AM
Titanic 2: Icelandic Boogaloo
 
2013-02-27 08:35:44 AM
He said he'd travel in third class on its maiden voyage.

/startin' to like this guy
 
2013-02-27 12:35:44 PM
Will be run on 80% hubris, 20% survivors' tears.
 
2013-02-27 05:50:22 PM
Should be fine as long as some dumbass Captain doesn't get drunk and decide to make a close pass on an iceburg for lulz.
 
2013-02-27 07:17:28 PM

LDM90: I was promised plans. I saw no plans.

This was a big deal about 13-14 years ago and nothing came of it then either.


This.  Various people always come up with the scheme, and they can never generate a) a good business plan and b) enough suckers investors to fund it.  There's a reason ocean liners have slowly but surely disappeared from the Atlantic.  Sure, this new Titanic could be just another cruise ship going in circles in the Caribbean, but to really be a Titanic cruise, you want to get into the North Atlantic and see icebergs--just not too closely.  Unfortunately the North Atlantic also has lousy weather and a rougher ride a lot of the time.

If the guy's business model were such a slam-dunk, one of the major cruise operators would have cashed in on the idea already.   And they'd at least have economies of scale to help offset some of the inherent limitations of the hull/internal volume that would make it a more expensive proposition to operate, per passenger, than one of the enormous generic floating fatass casinos.
 
2013-03-01 12:58:04 AM
I'll take a ride on the maiden voyage only if I can go to the bow and shout "I am the king of the world!" and go back to the bow at sunset with some First Class babe and pretend we're flying.
 
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