rebuilt Titanic--would you want to be on it? : LUSENET : TitanicShack : One Thread

OK, so this Swiss company has said they intend to build a "new" Titanic. If it was built, would you want to sail on it? If so, why? If not, why not?


-- Mary Lynne Nielsen (, April 07, 1998


If so, expect to spend quite a considerable sum of cash. Tickets are predicted to range from $10,000 to $100,000. Ouch!

-- Rose (, April 07, 1998.

I believe I would. If funds were not a problem (the cheapest tickets are $10,000.00 apiece), I would. If anything, it would be a way to be that much closer to what it must have been like (talk about going back in time!) So many of us are so fascinated with this thing, and it would be quite an experience to be "right there" so to speak. One interesting note, however...One head honcho from that Swiss company said the new Titanic "will not sink". Excuse me, but doesn't that sound a little familiar? Also, another head honcho said ice bergs would not be a problem because of devices that would alert the ship to icebergs ahead, thus, the ship would be completely safe. Kind of sounds like the 90's version of "Hey, our new technology will keep us safe!" Let's see--1912, it was watertight it will be iceberg monitoring devices...oh well, I digress...but yeah, I would still go, if anything because they say that this time, there will be enough liftboats!

-- Michael (, April 07, 1998.

er, make that lifeboats...

-- michael (, April 07, 1998.

Even if money weren't an issue, even if there were more than enough lifeboats, and if even if the ship does have devices to moniter the icebergs, I still wouldn't go. For me, it would be tempting fate just a *BIT* too much. They are already claiming the ship is unsinkable... like Michael said, doesn't that sound familiar?

-- Melissa (, April 07, 1998.

According to the NYPost, the 10 to 100 thousand dollars ticket price tag is just for the maiden voyage. Then the ship will become a cruiser and no doubt the price will come down. I was wondering if it's going to be a pleasure cruiser, what concessions to modern comfort and convenience will they make on the ship. How far can you stick to 1912? Does that mean no phones, no showers, no movies? I'm not worried about the safety. People go on cruises all the time.

-- Lianne (, April 07, 1998.

I doubt I'll be able to pay that kind of money, so probably not. If I'm rich, though, and if I could get one of the first class rooms, I would go. I heard the ship plans to pause at the site of the sinking. Does this mean it will take the same route as Titanic, or a route further south which was required after the disaster? Also, this is what I envision happening on the bow at sunset EVERY night: hundreds of couples "flying." How unromantic! I'm seasick already.

-- Bob Gregorio (, April 07, 1998.

Bob: All those people up on the bow? Hmmm...could end up a little "bow heavy" and start to sink!

-- Peter Nivling (, April 07, 1998.

I probably wouldn't be able to swing the price tag but I'd pay to at least take a tour.

-- Chie (, April 07, 1998.

I would LOVE to go on the maiden voyage but the price tag is a little too steep--oh well, maybe I could win a ticket with a lucky hand of poker....a VERY lucky hand!!

-- Laura (, April 08, 1998.

I have to agree with Lianne. How far do they take "authenticity" in this case, assuming these guys are even for real.

Will it have lots of cramped little third-class cabins? Phones? A modern swimming pool (outdoors for crusing)? Will it be airconditioned? The Titanic, and other ships of that type, were made for the North Atlantic, which is cool even in summmer. They were built for insulation, warmth. In the tropics, such a design would be ghastly hot, as the tourists on the Queen Mary's final voyage, from England around the tip of South America to Long Beach, found out.

Can we ever feel "right" in such a contrived thing? The whole ship will feel like such an anachronism. At least the QE2, the only ship still making transatlantic runs, is a modern ship, even if she is designed on "classic" principles.

-- Thomas Shoebotham (, April 08, 1998.

Several discussions have popped up in the last few days regarding a replica of TITANIC that may or may not be built. I doubt that this will happen, but in the wake of a billion dollar box office, a publishing outbreak of books of all description, and a revival of public interest in this story, I have a sinking feeling that a "theme park' attraction could very well happen, albeit made of wood and fibreglass-and just as lifeless and contrived as any "Disneyian" effort seen up to now. (I believe the original movie set has been dismantled?)

-- Freddy Kruger (, April 08, 1998.

I was thinking about this a loooong time ago, If they ever did build another Titanic. Do you know how much it would cost just to build it?? WOW! I would never be able to spend THAT much money on a ticket for a few days on a boat. I mean good God 10,000.00 alone pays my way through one sememster at college and they want 100,000.00!!!! Are they TRYING to bring back social classes!!!??? Anyway, I'd never be able to afford it but I would LOVE to be on it (haven't decided if I'd pack my own inflatiable lifeboat yet). Even though I won't be able to afford the ticket I guess I'd settle for a tour of the ship. However I think the tour should should be like a hotel stay. You get to stay in the rooms for three of four days while you do nothing but roam around and see the ship. It's safe and yet you still get the felling of Titanic:)

-- Miranda Swearingen (, April 08, 1998.

Miranda, that's a great idea, about staying on the ship like a hotel instead of just walking through on a tour. Maybe we should e-mail them and suggest it!

-- Chie (, April 08, 1998.

Actually, my mom promised that I am. See, I'm turning eighteen in 2002, which is the date they hope to finish the replica. It's a type of graduation present, which a lot of my friends are getting in on. They have a little bit of info on it in the April 20, 1998 issue of U.S. News, if you'd like to look at it. It's on page twelve. It states, "Makers of a replica of the Titanic are targeting 2002 for its maiden voyage. Tickets are $10,000 to $100,000. White Star Line Ltd.'s president promises, 'It cannot sink.'" Uh-huh. That's what they said eighty-six years ago and look what happened! Just kidding. It should be a pretty terrific voyage. That is, if all icebergs stay out of the way! Perhaps all Titaniacs are imagining the new Titanic voyage as a way to relive the best movie they've ever seen.

-- Elaine Castillo (,, April 15, 1998.

Does anyone beside me wonder if little Rose here (Elaine) will meet her Jack on her trip? Bring a condom, poor little rich girl...

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 08, 1998.

if the money was not an issue if there was not enough life boats or anything to help the ship i would love to ride on the ship

-- john richard (, November 07, 2002.

I would not care how much i would have to pay just want to ride Titanic and well they builed another Titanic i would go ....

-- Natalie (, December 30, 2002.

I fhtey make another Titanic i would go no metter how much i have to pay but pLease make one that would be cool i bet alot of poeple would wannna go on it

-- Natalie (, December 30, 2002.

I htey make another Titanic i would go no metter how much i have to pay but pLease make one that would be cool i bet alot of poeple would wannna go on it

-- Natalie (, December 30, 2002.

Well if it ever does set sail there will be a lot of celebrities on board, that it's self is worth the trip, and if they issue brand-new 1912 era clothing, and they hid the inflatable life rafts, that may even fool you into thinking for a bit that you are in 1912... But I would love to build a Styrofoam powered iceberg and start chasing the ship around, ha.. Imagine that! But true that bow flying thing would get annoying alright!

-- TXSheppard (, March 02, 2003.

I really would like to go in the Cruiser but im still scared of the ship geetting sink. Also i think i wont be availble to afford the ticket. Well That's all.

-- Brenda (, June 06, 2003.

MAY BE. but man 10,000 dollars are they crazy. I'm not Allen Iverson! Do they really expect me to pay that much.

-- emerson ellison (, May 11, 2004.

yes there's nothing i would want to do more

-- Charlie Bennett 2 (, January 20, 2005.

Hey Everybody I Think The "New" Titanic Would Be A Great Idea But Maybe A Little To Steep On Price! I Wacth The Moveie All The Time And I Never Think It Is Boring It Would Be Cool To Go ON A Tour On The Set They Made It On! But If The Real Titanic Was Still Around I Would Be On There Before You Know It! Even If The Prices Were Rocket High It Would Be An Experince I WOuld Never Forget And Elianne You Did'nt Go On It! Bye

-- Joshua (, March 16, 2005.

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