Rebuilding The Titanic II – Good Idea or Not?

In recent news we may have or not have heard about an Australian billionaire Clive Palmer unveiled that he will be rebuilding the ocean liner ship Titanic that struck an iceberg in the evening hours of April 14 and sunk the early hours of April 15, 1912 over 100 years ago. Clive Palmer is going to rename the ship to Titanic II. He plans to have it completed by 2016 where there will be voyages from England to New York on the ocean liner. Now, we all know by now about the fate of the Titanic and how high and mighty they spoke about the ship and said “even God cannot sink this ship”. Now, the ultimate question is, do you think it is a great idea to rebuild a doomed ship of the past? Or do you think it is not a great idea to rebuild a ship where people would feel eery in going on the vessel?

In my opinion, rebuilding the Titanic II is not such a great idea. I feel that April 14-15, 1912 happened over 100 years ago and The Titanic has been the most popular ship in history and the memory of the souls lost on the ship would be disturbed and I just feel that its enough. God rest the souls of the Titanic who never survived and all those who have died up until recently from the Titanic and who ever sailed her. I think it is time to let this ship rest and keep its memory that way. I don’t feel very comfortable knowing that a replica of the Titanic will soon be sailing on our oceans. I know there are historians and those who are passionate about the Titanic. I was once a huge titanic buff, but not so much anymore in the last several years. I think it is enough and we should honour those souls and what happened that fateful evening with other ways such as prayer, thoughts, and remembering the lives lost even when we didn’t know them. I know Clive Palmer said that it will be a tribute to the men and women of the Titanic, but then again I don’t think it is a wise choice to do that. It is part of our history now and part of the world and resting at the bottom of the ocean floor of the Atlantic. I think by now ocean liners and cruise lines have come a long way with technology and the way ships are built these days.

What are your ideas, opinions and thoughts on this? I’d like to hear from you.

16 thoughts on “Rebuilding The Titanic II – Good Idea or Not?

  1. We talked about this today among several people and so far no one would take a ride on that ship. Guess if Clive doesn’t have something better to do with his cash like maybe give to a charity then I gather that’s his prerogative. I agree, not a good idea. :o)

  2. This was a good post! I agree not necessary to build a Titanic II. I also agree giving money to charity would be a good alternative or at least have kids with serious life endangering illnesses and their families from “Make A Wish Foundation” on board! And of course, a diverse entertainment program and multiple kinds of doctors, too.

  3. Hmmm… I am more interested with the motive behind the making of this so-called Titanic II. Is it going to be a business/ commercial thing? Or maybe the billionaire is a maritime history lover who actually wants to see the Titanic finally make it to the destination port? 😀

  4. I think it would be disrespectful to the memories of those who perished on the first one. I don’t know, if one of my ancestors died on the Titanic, I think that this one would give me the shivers just hearing about it.

  5. I think this ship would be cool as a tourist attraction. As long as it is anchored in a port somewhere it would be awesome to see. As far as sailing on it- no thanks. Some people might like to ride it but I am not sure I am convinced that building a cruise ship is the best idea. Considering all the issues with cruise ships lately, it is a scary idea at best.

  6. I think that I would love to ride on this ship, after it’s proven it is sea worthy. I think if done properly, it could be a great tribute to all of the lives lost. It would bring it to life for some people.

  7. i think making a second titanic is dumb it will never be the same everything was old fashion and amazing rebuilding it would just be a waste cause it will never be the same and never be like the original

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