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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:26 AM

15. I wonder about the economics of this project

Here's the Titanic:



It will have nine floors and 840 cabins, accommodating 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, along with Turkish baths, a swimming pool and gymnasiums.

Compare it the Freedom of the Seas:



Freedom of the Seas launched in May 2006 as the world's biggest cruise ship. The vessel introduced a new class of ship for Royal Caribbean, measuring just shy of 155,000 tons with a double occupancy capacity of 3,634 passengers (siblings Liberty and Independence of the Seas debuted in May 2007 and 2008, respectively). It surpassed Cunard's gargantuan Queen Mary 2 by 7,000 tons and carried 1,014 more passengers. (Of course, the Freedom-class ships have since been, er, belittled by Oasis of the Seas, the massive 225,282-ton, 5,400 passenger beast that debuted in fall 2009.)

http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=358

The modern cruise ship is built for volume. Freedom of the Seas carries a lot more passengers than the Titanic ever did. So why build a replica of the Titanic if it will only carry a fraction of the (paying) passengers?

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