Titanic comparison

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  1. JL_LI

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    I've been on a cruise twice. Once was a tour of shopping malls in the Caribbean. What a colossal waste of time and money. My wife and I also did an Alaska cruise. The cruise ship was the only way to get to some of those places. Maybe we'll do Norwegian fjords, but otherwise I have no interest. If we do Norway, I'll look for a smaller ship and a shorter cruise. 10 days of overeating is too much. The other thing with the Alaska cruise was that the ship was laid out so you couldn't get from place to place except through the casino, the hall of the multiply addicted. Hundreds of seniors with a drink in one hand and a smoke between their lips leaving one hand free for the slots. My wife and I lived on deck or on our veranda.
     
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    I read somewhere about an old lady who constantly went on cruises because it was cheaper than a retirement home and much much nicer.
     
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    Thank you for Cruising with us please wait till we stop.

     
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    The last large boat cruise I went on was basically The Golden Corral of the Sea. I’ve done a couple small boat cruises, 1 up North Atlantic and one was a canal tour.
    My dream trip is Argentina to Deception Island across Drake’s passage. Camping at the old whaling station. It’s not insanely expensive but it would be about 5 weeks all in so I have to wait. But that’s a retirement dream.
     
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    The rest of the year was spent at S and M camps?
     
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    I've been on 2 cruises in my life. The first was just a state room with a window. The second time we got upgraded for free with our own private balcony. IF...and it's a BIG IF... we ever do another one, the only way I will go is if we can have our own private balcony for free, as before. If not, I ain't goin' ;) Given the worlds situation today, I seriously doubt I'll ever go on another one. We had fun on both, however, so at least I got some good memories :cool:
     
  7. Bryan A

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    It’s a known fact that nearby ships sent many iceberg warnings and were basically told to F off by the Titanic crew. It’s also highly suspected that the Titanic was going way too fast for an area that was known to have ice.
     
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    Truth be told, I'm terrified of large ocean cruise liners.

    In the late 1980's I read a Time/Life photo book detailing the discovery of RMS Titanic on the bottom of the icy north Atlantic.

    I thought about fifteen hundred people going down into the inky darkness all those years before, and couldn't sleep for days.
    It haunted me.

    Me + cruise ships = not a chance

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    the chance of anything like that happening again are slim and none. For one, that disaster lead to many new maritime laws to make things safer. And the technology they have now prevent that. Also, it was an intercontinental voyage whereas most run of the mill cruises don’t go that far from land.
     
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    This is true, but the terror is very much real and palpable to me.

    It's like my fear of heights.
    It gets worse as I get older and older.

    I have to get on board the helicopter, it's what I get paid to do, among other things.

    But I don't have to ever go aboard a large passenger ship.

    :(
     
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    I went on one. It was...

    See above. Not for everyone... way to restrictive for me, but some people really do like them and I don’t fault them for that

    I live nearby Downey. It is my idea of hell...
     
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    I was completely resistant to the idea of a cruise. I succumbed about 5 years ago, it was one of the best things I've ever done, can't wait to do more
     
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    We did the Anchorage to Vancouver run for our honeymoon; it was fun.

    Maybe the experience has changed in the last thirty years...
     
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    It is a fact that a handful of ships were in the area and sent out iceberg warnings, but the only instance where one of them received a curt reply from the Titanic was when the operator on the Californian attempted to relay a message to Titanic (not knowing how close he was to the other ship), and in the process cut off the Titanic's operator while he was sending a message, and from such close range it almost deafened him.

    It is worth noting that wireless operators were not part of the ships crew in April 1912, but were employees of the Marconi company and were essentially passengers themselves. Wireless was the latest new toy, and the primary job for the operators was to send and receive messages for the other passengers. Many iceberg warnings were received, and most of them did find their way to the ships officers. Earlier in the day Captain Smith changed course and took the Titanic down to the southern route, which was normally clear of icebergs that often found their way into the standard, more northern route.
     
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    I remember from my early childhood there was always a fascination in my Dad`s family about the Titanic. After the discovery of the wreck in the 80s I found out from my dad`s sisters that my Grandfather and Great Grandfather both worked on her construction. Needless to say that fascination has been passed on.
     
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    I know some folks who are just as into taking cruises. Personally, I've never had any interest. When these folks talk about their latest cruise it almost makes you think about it, then when you do think about it. NosirreeBob.
     
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    I'd be interested in upscale small ship cruises or something like a river boat cruise, maybe. The problem is that these cruises are quite expensive as compared to massive floating petri dishes.
     
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    From what I've read, the Titanic was actually fairly lightly built and could easily have been made much safer...it was more likely to sink than many.
    The "unsinkable" thing was just hype and hooey.
     
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    There are not icebergs in the area where the ship sank. It is north on the Atlantic current, but for icebergs to form it would need to be a lot farther north.
     
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