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Would you want to be a passenger on the maiden voyage of the new Titanic ship?

  1. Goody5 profile image66
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Would you want to be a passenger on the maiden voyage of the new Titanic ship?

  2. kidscrafts profile image84
    kidscraftsposted 5 years ago

    Not really!  But I would be happy to visit it at any port, well attached.  I went to visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax some time ago that has a good exposition about the Titanic.  That was interesting!

  3. mintinfo profile image75
    mintinfoposted 5 years ago

    I could think of a billion things to do with a billion dollars aside from wasting it on a Titanic replica. I definitly would not support it.

  4. healthyfitness profile image78
    healthyfitnessposted 5 years ago

    Most definitely. I think that would be a pretty memorable event.

  5. kj force profile image72
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    No thanks..unless I can be the Captain, forget it..as when or if the ship begins to sink,  they don't go down with it any longer.....ships are becoming like planes..no maintenance or perhaps it's just POOR maintenance...

  6. stephanieb27 profile image75
    stephanieb27posted 5 years ago

    I agree with kidscrafts, not really, but I would definitely like to see the ship sometime! smile

  7. profile image0
    loyerd6posted 5 years ago

    I'm not sure that I'd want to be a passenger on the new Titanic; especially since tickets for some of the state rooms will be going for $1 million each!!  I would however love a tour once she's finished.

  8. alancaster149 profile image85
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    As mentioned in my comment on your first question, as long as the errors were rectified from the original - rudder size, lifeboat numbers - and the designer didn't insist on skirting the iceberg belt, I wouldn't mind.
    The sticking point was the lookouts being distracted - that did happen on 'T''s maiden voyage in 1912 - and when they realised they were heading for an iceberg it was already too late. For a vessel of her size, 'T' had a rudder that was much too small. The compartmentalised (egg-box) construction might have held out, had she not been torn so deeply. She might even have limped to Nova Scotia but for an un-trained and un-drilled crew that Capt Smith was lumbered with on his last voyage. But then again that was his own look-out, so to speak. They should have had lifeboat drill at least once daily, but that precaution wasn't enforced until afterward. It would have been then that Capt Smith would have realised the shortfall and reported it to the designer. If he'd had no joy from him, he should have reported it to the Merchant Marine Board by cable.
    The combination of un-reported errors was what led to the disaster. Smith himself had been a long-serving member of White Star Line, and should have been consulted at the design stage.

  9. Angela Blair profile image79
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    Nope, wouldn't want to make that voyage for a very simple (and probably ridiculous) reason. I'm way too superstitious -- BUT -- we all have our little idiosyncracies? Good question!

  10. crazymom3 profile image76
    crazymom3posted 5 years ago

    Having posed the question to my daughter, she said she would not be  a passenger as she believes it would have bad karma.

 
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