Seagoing Authentic Titanic Replica with Escort Ship?


SirPhillip

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Palmer is a billionaire, so a don´t understand the problem.

Why Cunard don´t built Titanic 2? For sure there would be people interessed.

Why do you thing is the most close to a titanic experiencie nowadays? Southhampton to NY in Queen Mary 2?
 

Scott Mills

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The problem is that, unless you are Bill Gates or Saudi Royal Family billionaire, being a billionaire does not mean you have liquidity such that you can afford a ship whose costs would be pretty damn close to a billion dollars. So even someone like Palmer has to secure extra funding and investment to be able to actually build the ship.

As far as Cunard goes, I find this highly unlikely. Cunard is now owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Ltd. and operates as a luxury cruise brand. It is highly doubtful that Carnival wants to build a replica of Titanic, and certainly not one thrown under the umbrella of Cunard--the return on investment is probably very difficult to justify on paper. Additionally, Cunard, despite vague promises otherwise has built no new ocean liners since Queen Mary 2.

Cunard has ordered two (I think it is two) new ships since Queen Mary 2; however, neither of these ships were sister ocean liners meant for the North Atlantic.
 

Kas01

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Cunard has ordered two (I think it is two) new ships since Queen Mary 2; however, neither of these ships were sister ocean liners meant for the North Atlantic.
I'm not entirely sure how well the Vista-class handles in the North Atlantic in the winter, but I doubt the boys and girls in Southampton, Seattle, or Genoa want to find out. According to the almighty Wikipedia, QE and QV have a revised bow, but other than that, they're pretty much stock Vista-classes.
 

Kas01

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I've long thought that if a cruise line thought there was money to be made it would have made part of an existing ship into a replica of Titanic's best accommodation in around 1997.
Coincidentally, I'm getting an ad from Celebrity Cruises on the bottom of the screen. IIRC Celebrity Millenium had part of her main dining room paneled with designs similar to the Olympic-class, although I'm not sure if they're identical fittings. Not sure if they're still there or not.
 

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