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Title: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 18, 2019, 11:07:10 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/travel-photos/inside-the-titanic-ii-a-close-replica-of-the-1912-titanic-cruise-liner-that-could-set-sail-in-2022/ss-BBQSuxT?ocid=spartandhp


Completely forgot about this. I'm sure it'll be fine, but I'll pass on taking a cruise.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: mlp4me on December 19, 2019, 12:33:57 AM
What didn't we learn the first time around, lol?
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: CloudyGlow on December 19, 2019, 12:56:29 AM
Is this satire? Because I don't believe in curses, but this is a cursed venture. How do you not think about dying in freezing ocean while on that ship.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2019, 04:11:30 AM
Weeeeell... Are there going to actually be enough lifeboats on this Titanic? I imagine modern regulations are a lot tougher.

How haunting, though...
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 19, 2019, 08:44:02 AM
Nope na-hah nope nope nope. This is completely bonkers it’s a curse.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 19, 2019, 02:33:25 PM
What didn't we learn the first time around, lol?

Not to taunt fate
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Galactica on December 19, 2019, 05:53:28 PM
Hmm, 

Seems like this is the project of some rich insane  Australian guy (Clive) who is personally funding the "project" for reasons of his own. I bet he is in some kind of "Titanic" history club with some other old geezers and they collect little bits of the Titanic as we collect ponies.

Clive really should think of better ways to spend his money. 
What a nutter.  I mean we all waste money but 22 MILLION.  Think of all the good he could have done with it and instead he uses it to fund an insane and questionable venture to build a replica Titanic of all things?  Okaaaaay...

I did notice that the article said it "COULD" set sail- doesn't mean it will.

Even if it was launched as a commercial venture- I have some doubts about how many would be willing to actually go out on the thing on a trans-Atlantic voyage. 

Probably some other Titanic obsessed nutters like Clive there.  He and all 15 of the members of his "Titanic" club can go have a blast.

The rest of us will pass thanks.  Even I, who don't really put much stock in bad omens or bad luck-  would think twice before hopping on THAT boat for a long trip.   
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: brightberry on December 19, 2019, 06:19:36 PM
Hmm, 

Seems like this is the project of some rich insane  Australian guy (Clive) who is personally funding the "project" for reasons of his own. I bet he is in some kind of "Titanic" history club with some other old geezers and they collect little bits of the Titanic as we collect ponies.

Clive really should think of better ways to spend his money. 
What a nutter.  I mean we all waste money but 22 MILLION.  Think of all the good he could have done with it and instead he uses it to fund an insane and questionable venture to build a replica Titanic of all things?  Okaaaaay...

I did notice that the article said it "COULD" set sail- doesn't mean it will.

Even if it was launched as a commercial venture- I have some doubts about how many would be willing to actually go out on the thing on a trans-Atlantic voyage. 

Probably some other Titanic obsessed nutters like Clive there.  He and all 15 of the members of his "Titanic" club can go have a blast.

The rest of us will pass thanks.  Even I, who don't really put much stock in bad omens or bad luck-  would think twice before hopping on THAT boat for a long trip.

Ugh.  Well, at least the 22 million got redistributed among the people he hired. Maybe some of them really needed it. That's what I tell myself when I see an insane amount of money spent on projects like this.  The worst, I think is when people hoard it so they can be multi-billionaires.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2019, 06:24:23 PM
Well, there are traveling Titanic museums, Titanic video games (including a VR simulation), a blockbuster film that is still referenced and quoted to this day... I’m pretty sure there are more than 15 interested parties. XD

I mean 22mill IS a lot... but if it’s slated to be a commercial cruise, it’s not all that much. Anyway, there are lots of people who call adult pony/toy collectors “nutters”, so I’m just of the mindset not to judge.

I’m just not superstitious... at all. I imagine plenty of people will sign up to board this thing.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Zapper on December 19, 2019, 07:00:19 PM
I believe that the heart will go on.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 19, 2019, 07:07:07 PM
Hmm, 

Seems like this is the project of some rich insane  Australian guy (Clive) who is personally funding the "project" for reasons of his own. I bet he is in some kind of "Titanic" history club with some other old geezers and they collect little bits of the Titanic as we collect ponies.

Clive really should think of better ways to spend his money. 
What a nutter.  I mean we all waste money but 22 MILLION.  Think of all the good he could have done with it and instead he uses it to fund an insane and questionable venture to build a replica Titanic of all things?  Okaaaaay...

I did notice that the article said it "COULD" set sail- doesn't mean it will.

Even if it was launched as a commercial venture- I have some doubts about how many would be willing to actually go out on the thing on a trans-Atlantic voyage. 

Probably some other Titanic obsessed nutters like Clive there.  He and all 15 of the members of his "Titanic" club can go have a blast.

The rest of us will pass thanks.  Even I, who don't really put much stock in bad omens or bad luck-  would think twice before hopping on THAT boat for a long trip.

Ugh.  Well, at least the 22 million got redistributed among the people he hired. Maybe some of them really needed it. That's what I tell myself when I see an insane amount of money spent on projects like this.  The worst, I think is when people hoard it so they can be multi-billionaires.

Well he'll be earning that investment back if all goes well and that'll create jobs too so there's that. I imagine people who are relatively well off or who save a bit will go on it, same as any other fancy cruiser.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2019, 07:08:31 PM
I believe that the heart will go on.

The biggest safety hazard on this thing is going to be people trying to reenact “I’m king of the WORLD!!!”, lol. XD The selfie fail videos are going to be epic.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Zapper on December 19, 2019, 07:13:34 PM
I believe that the heart will go on.

The biggest safety hazard on this thing is going to be people trying to reenact “I’m king of the WORLD!!!”, lol. XD The selfie fail videos are going to be epic.

You know it's gonna happen XD Also, James Cameron will probably buy out all tickets for its maiden voyage.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 19, 2019, 07:16:13 PM
I believe that the heart will go on.

The biggest safety hazard on this thing is going to be people trying to reenact “I’m king of the WORLD!!!”, lol. XD The selfie fail videos are going to be epic.

You know it's gonna happen XD Also, James Cameron will probably buy out all tickets for its maiden voyage.


:snicker:


If they did day tours where it's at the docks like the Queen Mary  I'd go on it. Because if it sinks, at least I can get to land quickly. I wouldn't mind seeing the fancy inside of it.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: kiwimlp on December 20, 2019, 03:18:04 AM
I believe that the heart will go on.

The biggest safety hazard on this thing is going to be people trying to reenact “I’m king of the WORLD!!!”, lol. XD The selfie fail videos are going to be epic.

Absolutely!  No need to worry about the possibility of the thing sinking, selfie seekers will be falling overboard in droves :lmao:
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Nemesis on December 20, 2019, 03:37:33 AM
In all seriousness, I would go for a cruise on it. Imagine if the staff were like LARPers, and dressed/acted period accurate? I’d love to dress up and treat in like a giant, Edwardian(?) LARP.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 21, 2019, 03:45:12 PM
I believe that the heart will go on.

The biggest safety hazard on this thing is going to be people trying to reenact “I’m king of the WORLD!!!”, lol. XD The selfie fail videos are going to be epic.

Absolutely!  No need to worry about the possibility of the thing sinking, selfie seekers will be falling overboard in droves :lmao:

:lmao:
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Carrehz on December 21, 2019, 04:08:49 PM
LMAO you guys XD

I dunno, I can see where the appeal for this sort of thing is (I guess) but it does seem awfully like tempting fate, to me... I'll pass, thank you. ;)
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: LadyMoondancer on December 25, 2019, 05:56:20 PM
Yiiiiikes, that really seems in bad taste.  Like, what the Titantic is most known for is almost everyone on it drowning.  I know it was a long time ago, blah blah, but it still seems very ghoulish to profit off of the publicity of a bunch of people dying.   Bad karma.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Koudoawaia on December 25, 2019, 10:04:26 PM
How about no. lol
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Ponyfan on December 26, 2019, 11:35:13 PM
I wouldn't. I don't think I'd be able to enjoy the trip at all.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Taffeta on December 27, 2019, 12:19:24 AM
I saw this and thought, the Titanic AND the Britannic weren't enough on this theme already?

People are odd.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Galactica on December 31, 2019, 01:13:52 AM
Yiiiiikes, that really seems in bad taste.  Like, what the Titantic is most known for is almost everyone on it drowning.  I know it was a long time ago, blah blah, but it still seems very ghoulish to profit off of the publicity of a bunch of people dying.   Bad karma.

Right??  There is something very off about it - if you believe in such things, it also just seems like an invitation for bad luck.
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Satin Slipper on March 02, 2020, 06:46:44 AM
If I had tickets, then maybe I would give tickets as a gag gift...
Title: Re: Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 02, 2020, 02:26:26 PM
I saw this and thought, the Titanic AND the Britannic weren't enough on this theme already?

People are odd.

They're making a Britannic too?