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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:50 PM

Australian Billionaire Plans to Build Exact Titanic Replica to Sail in 2016

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Reply Australian Billionaire Plans to Build Exact Titanic Replica to Sail in 2016 (Original post)
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 OP
another_liberal Feb 2013 #1
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #2
Skittles Feb 2013 #3
RedstDem Feb 2013 #11
Mkap Feb 2013 #4
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #7
notadmblnd Feb 2013 #5
marmar Feb 2013 #6
Heather MC Feb 2013 #8
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #9
Yahagirl Feb 2013 #14
RedstDem Feb 2013 #10
dembotoz Feb 2013 #12
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #13

Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:00 PM

1. Here's an obscenely rich guy who really needs his taxes raised!

I wonder if Clive will hire latter day Chinese coolies (read as factory workers) to be the "Black Gang" who shovel coal directly into those "exact replica" furnaces in the boiler rooms?

Just in case history really does repeat itself, don't book passage in steerage. Nuff said.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:06 PM

2. It's going to be about double the cost of a regular cruise ship.

I assume the guy has some exclusive (rich) customers, and intends to go to exotic locations not currently visited by cruise ships. Otherwise, its probably not a financially viable operation.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:17 PM

3. it won't be EXACT

I'm pretty sure it won't be POWERED the same, but I have long thought a replica of the decks would be a very popular sail

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:50 AM

11. I dont think the original had air conditioning either

& if this idiot wants an exact replica, he'll have to build it in three pieces under the ocean!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. one question?

Will they be serving iceberg lettuce for dinner?

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Response to Mkap (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:31 PM

7. Let us hope...

This time there are enough life boats.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:20 PM

5. Well I hope he and more of his billionair friends are the first to sail

through iceberg laden seas on it.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:30 PM

6. Por quoi?

Too much money. Too much free time.


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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:15 PM

8. My Husband said he hopes they fix the turning radius problem he is such a nerd LOL

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:42 AM

9. Just what humanity needs right now

A recreation of the most deadly maritime disaster in history.

So there was no better use for his billions other than this little vanity project?

After the revolution people will point to guys like him as the cause.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:57 AM

14. vanity project is already sinking

I was reading about this a few days ago, and yes, with the exception of modern propulsion and navigation technologies, this guy is planning to build an exact replica. I also read that the plans are also to maintain the air of authenticity by selling tickets from economy steerage to upper class accommodation. This guy is a complete ass with his head buried deep inside himself. Why, I mean WHY does this guy think this plan of his makes any financial or logical sense? Clearly more money than brains. Oh, sure, there may be the select audience who may find it captivating to relive that fatal voyage, minus the tragedy. I do believe that's what James Horner was able to provide to us from the comforts of our living rooms. At least that was enough to satisfy my curiosity! Personally, and I'm sure millions of others are with me on this, I have no desire to cruise on a tiny ship by todays standards, completely lacking the comforts and luxuries and entertaining features of the modern cruising world. The majority of passengers under 60 years of age will be bored and panicking without onboard computers, television and phones, and live entertainment of nothing more than a string quartet. Passengers over 60 will be filing lawsuits over accessibility issues. Unless he's planning on making dramatic architectural and amenity changes to appease the public, I see this ship sinking just as quickly as the original unsinkable vessel. If he does make these drastic changes, then clearly it is not a replica, but rather, a mere dinky yacht of a cruise ship. The novelty will wear off just as fast as his 15 minutes...

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4818

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:47 AM

10. More dollars than sense

gods way of telling you, you've got too much money.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:36 AM

12. everyone seems to remember the first class luxury--lots of the passengers were stuck in 3rd class

lot less romantic

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:26 AM

13. Sure...now that the polar caps are breaking up rapidly, what could go wrong?

btw, whatever "minig" is, it apparently pays well.

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