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Old 10-12-2009, 02:36 PM
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I would hope so to; but probably for a different reason :-)
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I'd do it if I had the money and didn't end the same way as the first Titanic.
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I waited a bit before posting my thoughts, as my initial ones were, shall we say, non-publishable. (Is that even a word?)

In any case, time hasn't changed my opinion. As an ocean liner fanatic, I'm rather appalled by this notion. Don't get me wrong -- I'm all for a voyage that honors the memories of those who perished tragic night. Promoting it as a near re-creation, implying a form of entertainment, is what bothers me. JMHO.

I hope that the lecturers have some true knowledge to impart. There is a great deal of misinformation out there.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:07 PM
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That was my feeling, Lisa; I just couldn't put it as eloquently as you did.
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Well this trip can sound interesting
But why the use a little ship for a transatlantic trip?

43,537 tons??
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:35 PM
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But why the use a little ship for a transatlantic trip?

43,537 tons??

Don't equate gross tonnage with a ship's seaworthiness. It isn't a weight but a measure of a ship's volume.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:58 PM
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Ok

I was mostly asking considering movement and sea sickness that's all...
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Actually, the Titanic only had a gross tonnage of around 46,000. Maybe they are purposely using a similarly size ship?

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Old 10-14-2009, 11:00 AM
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No worries about her seaworthiness. She was originally built for cruising lengthy itineraries. Actually, she used to be smaller until a 100-foot midsection was added about two years ago.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:48 PM
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At 43,537 tons Balmoral is Fred Olsen's largest ship.

And I think Dwayne is on to the real reason--it is similar in size to Titanic. It's a charter, and presumably the operators could have chartered any ship they thought they could fill.
 
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