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Man Is Rebuilding and Reenacting the Voyage of the Titanic: Would You Go?

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Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire mining mogul, has announced that he wants to not only build an exact replica of the Titanic, but also wants to reenact the ship's ill-fated maiden journey. Er, without that whole sinking part. He's skipping that. And okay, it's not going to be an exact replica. It's going to be fitted with fancy technology to ensure a safe trip. Though we imagine passengers might still feel some anxiety on day four.

When asked if he thought the so-called Titanic II was sinkable -- a sly reference to the original's misnomer -- Palmer replied, "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it ... It will be designed as a modern ship with all the technology to ensure that doesn't happen. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen." Aside from "state-of-the-art engineering" and a diesel engine, the ship will be as close to the original as possible. Would you be nervous if you had a chance to be on-board a replica Titanic ship?


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  • merlinskiss 2012/05/02 17:35:26
    No
    merlinskiss
    +9
    Unless you invited all 525 members of congress and actually sank it. Then they could get a taste of what they are doing to this country. Otherwise, its a waste of money... We all know what happens ad nauseum.

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  • Kirino jere.ch... 2012/05/02 21:14:53
  • jere.ch... Kirino 2012/05/02 21:42:41
    jere.chievres
    +1
    It's ok.
  • YeahISaidIt 2012/05/02 19:44:33
    No
    YeahISaidIt
    +1
    Um... Well...
  • darzistic 2012/05/02 19:40:54
    Yes
    darzistic
    +2
    One of the worse questions here. Yes I would. I'm going on an 8 day cruise this July. Why not another especially if free. Superstition is for kids.
  • kotabear 2012/05/02 19:36:42
    No
    kotabear
    +1
    I'm not interested in reenacting the sinking experience. I know it's just a game, but I'd still be anxious and I don't want that interfering with a cruise. I'd love to just go on for a cruise without the reenactment though!
  • cents-less 2012/05/02 19:14:26
    No
    cents-less
    +1
    Who is in charge of making the iceberg?
  • Beltazar 2012/05/02 19:13:01
    Yes
    Beltazar
    +1
    I would be so in, as long as they didn't have the sinking part.. lol.. or more then enough life boats this time around..
  • abubincrazy 2012/05/02 19:06:13
    No
    abubincrazy
    +1
    Too much bad mojo.
  • anne.k.murphy 2012/05/02 18:49:58
    Yes
    anne.k.murphy
    +1
    I'd go, but only if I get to be one of the survivors! ;)
  • Pdavid 2012/05/02 18:41:08
    Yes
    Pdavid
    I can imagine a costume party night on board where everybody dresses in period clothing.
    Oh, and when you pass over where the original Titanic is, a moment of silence, please.
  • carol.morgan89 2012/05/02 18:35:41
    No
    carol.morgan89
    Its not a reenactment if the ship dosen't sink and a majority of the people are killed. So no, its not authentic enough for me and I can't take people I hate.
  • El Prez 2012/05/02 18:29:13
    Yes
    El Prez
    +1
    But only as his guest. I'm not paying to re-enact a disaster. They need need a "safety ship" to follow. They also better build those bulkheads all the way to the top to make it "unsinkable".
  • susan 2012/05/02 18:17:07
    Yes
    susan
    +1
    Sure, but I couldn't afford the ticket. Maybe if he has enough money, he will give away a few trips.
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/05/02 18:12:51
  • Mrkando 2012/05/02 18:10:03
    Yes
    Mrkando
    +1
    If the price would allow it yes. It is reasonable to assume however that for quite some time after this ship sails it will be a rich persons ship. No question that he will want to recover his investment and it will indeed be very expensive.
  • Jon 2012/05/02 18:05:59
    No
    Jon
    My thing is, they said reenacting the voyage. Are you reenacting the entire voyage? even the sinking? Heck to the no. I already seen the movie. I know how it ended. Don't need to reenact that for me with ME onboard. I will just watch for the Titanic 2 staring Justin Bieber and Kat Dennings or somebody.
  • carol.m... Jon 2012/05/02 18:37:05
    carol.morgan89
    Titanic 2 will be based off this one, which will still sink, hopefully Jbeibs will already be on that ship when its going down and no one saves him.
  • jimmie 2012/05/02 18:03:02
    Yes
    jimmie
    +1
    Where can I buy a ticket.
  • syl 2012/05/02 17:55:26
    Yes
    syl
    +1
    Especially if it was all expense paid! I'd love the ornate dining room, & I'd be in there alot!
  • Farbiger 2012/05/02 17:55:24
    No
    Farbiger
    Because I would be the black person that ends up dying and/ or tragedy strikes and it would turn into like Final Destination 6: The Maiden Voyage Strikes Again or something. I'm not bout that life.
  • Steampunk King 2012/05/02 17:52:10
    Yes
    Steampunk King
    +1
    FOR SURE.
  • FatherLiberty 2012/05/02 17:51:49
    No
    FatherLiberty
    +1
    Are they reenacting the part where the ship sinks too?
    The real reason I wouldnt go is because I cruise on Holland America Line only.
  • scubagal 2012/05/02 17:48:29
    Yes
    scubagal
    If it were an exactly replica (just modern equipment for navigation, etc) it would be pretty cool.
  • Heptarch 2012/05/02 17:44:46
    Yes
    Heptarch
    Sure. That'd be pretty cool, actually.

    What I think would be especially neat was if it were a floating "dinner theater" sort of thing where people wore period clothing.
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2012/05/02 17:36:42
    Yes
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    +1
    absolutely. What are the chances of having the same outcome? Titanic's sister ship sailed for decades with no problems.
  • ddd Biki~pw... 2012/05/03 11:02:24
    ddd
    +1
    Ahem, which one? the britannica sunk in its 7th voyage albeit it was from a mine, but olympic was fine.
  • Biki~pw... ddd 2012/05/03 17:57:15
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    well, you can't blame the sinking of the Britannica on an iceburg!! LOL!! The program I saw last month talked about Titanic's sister ship that went on to sail the oceans for decades with no problems, so it must be the Olympic they were refering to. Even though they were built on similar lines and metals used. They like to blame the metal as part of the reason Titanic sank, but the other ships built sailed with it too.
    So you wouldn't sail on a new Titanic???
  • ddd Biki~pw... 2012/08/25 22:50:14
    ddd
    ummm? i never blamed it on an iceberg. I blamed it on a mine. but the Titanic had two sister ships, one of which was almost as ill-fated.

    also i never went into anything about why the titanic sank.

    and yes i would if i had the chance, i never said, nor hinted at, that i wouldnt.
  • Oblahblah 2012/05/02 17:36:09
    Yes
    Oblahblah
    Sure, why not?
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/05/02 17:35:49
    Yes
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    Let's see: GPS Navigation and the knowledge to avoid what happened 100 years ago? I wouldn't even sweat it.
  • Beat Ma... Beat Ma... 2012/05/02 17:37:37
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    Of course, a 747 makes the crossing in 4 hours...
  • merlinskiss 2012/05/02 17:35:26
    No
    merlinskiss
    +9
    Unless you invited all 525 members of congress and actually sank it. Then they could get a taste of what they are doing to this country. Otherwise, its a waste of money... We all know what happens ad nauseum.
  • srini merlins... 2012/05/02 22:21:51 (edited)
    srini
    Good point--and how about we toss in the 413 members of Parliament (Canada -- both houses, Commons of 308 and Senate of 105) as packet-deal!?
  • AnonRanGER merlins... 2012/05/03 10:37:17
    AnonRanGER
    Seeing as the question is "WOULD YOU GO?", I think you forgot that you'd be going down with them, moron.
    Keep your f-ing political sh*t in political polls.
  • merlins... AnonRanGER 2012/05/03 23:28:59
    merlinskiss
    ROFLOL and KMA. And keep your personal attacks to yourself. I will do and say what I want, how I want and when I want imbecile. This is still America or have you forgotten that simple fact along with out Constitution and Bill of rights?
  • ddd merlins... 2012/05/03 11:07:12
    ddd
    Also can you toss on the president, VP all 50 governors rick santorum and the 7 non-voting members of congress.

    Also leave ron paul on land.
  • w2xad merlins... 2012/05/03 21:19:07 (edited)
    w2xad
    How can you be so cruel? Why did you forget the senate since they deserve everything that congress gets. How could you forget Dodd and Frank since they deserved this most of all?
    Shame on you for being so forgetfull!
  • merlins... w2xad 2012/05/03 23:30:20
    merlinskiss
    I haven't forgotten... They are part of the 525.
  • w2xad merlins... 2012/05/05 17:08:09
    w2xad
    my mistake! thank you for setting me straight!
  • ddd merlins... 2012/08/25 22:50:56
    ddd
    532 to be more precise. theres 7 non-voting house members from territories.

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