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Cruise Ship Follows Path Of Titanic, Sets Sail

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Not bothered with a link, but this one temps fate doesn't it? Especially as there have been 3 major incidents (one sinking) this year.

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Not bothered with a link, but this one temps fate doesn't it? Especially as there have been 3 major incidents (one sinking) this year.

Are they going to go as far as actually hitting an iceberg?

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Are they going to go as far as actually hitting an iceberg?

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Bloody wished they paid extra for a cabin now!

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I guess this is The Titanic 100 thread. So, 25 years ago, this lady, Eva Hart gave an interview about the moment the ship hit and the moment it sank. It's like a link to the past. I also love her cut-glass British accent (specifically her phraseology "it was absolutely ghastly" etc.), you'd struggle to find anyone who speaks like that today:

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I guess this is The Titanic 100 thread. So, 25 years ago, this lady, Eva Hart gave an interview about the moment the ship hit and the moment it sank. It's like a link to the past. I also love her cut-glass British accent (specifically her phraseology "it was absolutely ghastly" etc.), you'd struggle to find anyone who speaks like that today:

Sounds and looks like my Great Aunt who died yesterday aged 100 :(

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Where are they sailing too? The Titanic didn't reach it's destination? Will it be all off mid-Atlantic?

anything for the Rich to claim offshore residency to avoid a bit of tax.

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The media will be pissing their pants with excitement 'if' something happens to this boat. It doesn't even matter how small it is, 'Captains tin-opener stops working' will do and it's live coverage on the BBC for the next three days!

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Not bothered with a link, but this one temps fate doesn't it? Especially as there have been 3 major incidents (one sinking) this year.

It's different this time. It's unsinkable.

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This is genius!

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Sounds and looks like my Great Aunt who died yesterday aged 100 :(

It's a grand old age she made it to, don't be sad

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The media will be pissing their pants with excitement 'if' something happens to this boat. It doesn't even matter how small it is, 'Captains tin-opener stops working' will do and it's live coverage on the BBC for the next three days!

It's already become a Titanic obsession.

There was a JamCam* documentary on the box last night.

That guy is so obsessed he can tell you what colour underwear anyone on board was wearing at any given moment, and recite individual DNA strands backwards etc.

And this mob? Well, that's the Voyage of the Voyeursitic Vultures, ain't it?

*James Cameron.

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I guess this is The Titanic 100 thread. So, 25 years ago, this lady, Eva Hart gave an interview about the moment the ship hit and the moment it sank. It's like a link to the past. I also love her cut-glass British accent (specifically her phraseology "it was absolutely ghastly" etc.), you'd struggle to find anyone who speaks like that today:

Just come to Cowes in Cowes week. We have hundreds of yachties with just such accents and phraseology. :(

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Where are they sailing too? The Titanic didn't reach it's destination? Will it be all off mid-Atlantic?

It certainly can't arrive where the Titanic was intended to: Pier 59's terminal building (on the left at the picture at the top) is now an indoor basketball stadium.

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Just how far will the cruise company be going to recreate the experiences of that terrible night?

Have they got an 'ice-berg grinding against ship's hull' special effect sound effect to play over the ship's PA at the exact moment the Titanic struck the berg?

Can you imagine the pranks they could play on each other?

Tom : "Wow, Reg, that sound effect sounds pretty damn realistic."

Reg : "There's only one problem there Tom."

Tom : "What's that?"

Reg: "I haven't started playing it yet." :o

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It certainly can't arrive where the Titanic was intended to: Pier 59's terminal building (on the left at the picture at the top) is now an indoor basketball stadium.

I was over there 3 weeks ago and did the Harbour tour. The guide said the pier Titanic would have berthed at would have been the one with the golf driving range on it. (the one with the netting in the header on the site you quoted).

I think the original pier was demolished and what we see today built in its place!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_54

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/discus/messages/5933/5759.html

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I was over there 3 weeks ago and did the Harbour tour. The guide said the pier Titanic would have berthed at would have been the one with the golf driving range on it. (the one with the netting in the header on the site you quoted).

Thanks. The caption said that the picture showed piers 59 to 61 from the left, hence my original assumption,

In any case, I'm guessing that they can't have (or be able to provide, given what's been done to the building and infrastructure) the secure customs and immigration facilities needed to disembark a liner there anymore, and that possibly the berth itself is now silted up and no longer deep enough.

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