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

News 2012/05/02 13:00:00
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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
    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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  • Biki~pw... stl.sha... 2012/05/02 17:48:28
    I went to an exhibit in Las Vegas of relics from the ship. When we bought our tickets we were given a "boarding pass" of a person who had been aboard the ship. You went through the whole exhibit before you found out if your person survived or not. My person survived. She was in second class. My husbands person didn't. He was in steerage.
  • stl.sha... Biki~pw... 2012/05/02 18:29:07
    A few years ago, I went to the same exhibit when it was in St. Louis and it was really interesting. I went with my girlfriend (at the time) and we got a married couple. Unfortunately, we had only been dating for a month, so it was a little comical and awkward. heh heh.

    The "ice room" at the end was really eye-opening, though. Brought a new level of reality to the event in my mind.
  • Biki~pw... stl.sha... 2012/05/02 18:51:26
    me too! I loved that part of the exhibit. Did your people survive?
  • stl.sha... Biki~pw... 2012/05/03 01:09:54
    No, he didn't. Here's a link to his bio if you want to put some history to him.

  • Maya Zauberman 2012/05/02 15:59:56
    Maya Zauberman
    Remember what happened with the first one Mr. Palmer?
  • Shanra 2012/05/02 15:56:21 (edited)
    I meant yes.

    Why should I be nervous?

    Boats sink all the time, cars crash all the time, and I'm fine with both boats and cars. Nothing to be nervous about. A boat's a boat and this one is probably going to be made better than the first.

    Or maybe I did mean no. It doesn't sound cheap.
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/05/02 15:54:12
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    Not that I will go, since my wife doesn't like boats... But I wouldn't be afraid of sailing on this ship.
  • David 2012/05/02 15:53:14
    Does the reenacting include an authentic sinking?
  • Jacob David 2012/05/02 16:12:19
    If you read the info it says without sinking it. Read before answering
  • David Jacob 2012/05/02 17:06:52
    Very seldom do Jacob, but your advice is sound nevertheless!
  • Mr.Reasonable 2012/05/02 15:46:03
    "Rebuilding and Reenacting" Will you be one of the lucky one's to survive this icy experience this time around? Will there be any survivors this time?? Pay your passage and find out first hand! - P.T. Barnum
  • Debra G... Mr.Reas... 2012/05/02 16:56:09
    Debra Gallehawk
    Lol its a gambel of your life hah
  • exhon2009 2012/05/02 15:45:29
    That might change if they sail from England to the US in November doing top speed at night trying to set a record in calm seas.
  • Omni 2012/05/02 15:28:47
    "Aside from "state-of-the-art engineering" and a diesel engine, the ship will be as close to the originl as possible."

    lol, Sodahead. You've been texting too much, haven't you? XD
  • Ai Agyll 2012/05/02 15:27:38
    Ai Agyll
    whooooa!! It's going to be challenging, ay. I've never been in any lux ship before. Worth to try.
  • Stephen Melinger 2012/05/02 15:22:28
    Stephen Melinger
    There is always a danger going thru icebergs. Also they don't have enough life jackets. I would prefer a plane ride
  • baxter 2012/05/02 15:14:28
    but i would like to no where its 2 longs its not 2 far
  • smitty 2012/05/02 15:13:16
    If I did can I get first dibs on the life boat?
  • caius madison 2012/05/02 15:10:40
    caius madison
    However, if they play that fu#%&*+ movie all the time, I will demand a refund. I have never watched it, but I will not be suckered into it during a cruise that no doubt will cost a very pretty penny.
  • prosperhappily 2012/05/02 15:08:04
    I'd want to make sure every safety precaution was taken. But, I'd do that with any cruise ship. It's just a retro-cruise, that's all.
  • Joey 2012/05/02 15:07:00
    When I get rich I am going to build a new Hindenburg.
  • Old Nel... Joey 2012/05/02 17:07:11
    Old Nellie Bones
  • White Raven 2012/05/02 15:05:13
    White Raven
    Some folks have beat him to it...And they didn't end so good too.

  • Callaway 2012/05/02 14:56:54
    No interest what so ever, I could only get through about 1/4 of the movie let alone being on the SOB at sea.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/02 14:50:27
    Lady Whitewolf
    Coudn't this dork have done something USEFUL with that money?
  • prosper... Lady Wh... 2012/05/02 15:04:52
    He did. He built a cruise ship and there will be people who would love to go on a cruse on a Titanic replica. It's a business venture.
  • Fenabarb Lady Wh... 2012/05/02 16:16:41
    like pay more tax
  • Tony Fenabarb 2012/05/02 17:14:12
    so it's better that the government waste his money for him? *LOL*
  • Fenabarb Tony 2012/05/04 09:08:39
    yes so true, still wouldn't mind a bit of it.
  • Tony Lady Wh... 2012/05/02 17:14:54
    Build and man a cruise ship? Sounds like jobs to me. Best use of anyone's money.
  • jason Lady Wh... 2012/05/02 17:32:15
    Its his money!
  • Steampu... Lady Wh... 2012/05/02 17:55:02
    Steampunk King
    He's living his dreams.
  • bluelady 2012/05/02 14:43:36
    Depends on the price of course..would not spend multiples of what I could get on say Holland, or Norwegian cruise lines
    a cruiseon a modern well fitted ship is a cruise on a modern well fitted ship
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2012/05/02 14:25:22 (edited)
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    No but I hate boats so I wouldn't go on anything like this.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2012/05/02 14:20:26 (edited)
  • Debra G... Chris -... 2012/05/02 16:57:43
    Debra Gallehawk
    I know have obamma in the lower deck
  • Chris -... Debra G... 2012/05/02 18:58:10
  • ronbo 2012/05/02 14:20:23
    As long as we can skip the iceberg this time.
  • Mike 2012/05/02 14:18:59
    never tempt fate for you will be it's next victim
  • tobe 2012/05/02 14:18:15 (edited)
    oh hell no. call me superstitious but i wouldnt step foot on that boat. 1,513 people died on the titanic. leave it alone man. have some respect.

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