Even so . . . it would be a permanent money-spinner (provided it didn't sink!). I'm old enough to (very vaguely) remember the 50th anniversary of the sinking, and it was nothing compared to the interest and "celebrations" -- if that's the correct word to use -- around the coming centenary. It's a story that will endure as long as there are people on this planet.
|Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 5):|
And "old" ships wouldn't do that well. Cunard even has become more cruise-ship than liner with the new queens...
My mistake and a slight misunderstanding here: not being well-up on ships I was thinking of cruise liners (are there such things?). The days of the transatlantic liner are well gone, but as a cruise ship it would provide some company with a nice permanent income (with a few more lifeboats on board, of course).
I wouldn't rule out a replica being built sometime in the future.
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):|
Is this best way to remember Titanic?
You're always going to have this argument, I'm afraid, and I suppose it comes down to your own beliefs and personal taste. There have been exhibitions of Titanic relics touring the world for the last couple of years (I went to the one in Dublin a couple of years ago and loved it), which were run by a private company. There was blatant merchandising, including books, replica relics (I bought a mug for 20 euro) and other novelty items, which no doubt some people may have found tasteless, but I don't remember any major controversy over it. You have this argument too over the wreck, with some people claiming it's a graveyard and should be treated with the same respect. Well, nothing remains of the people who died, so I wouldn't agree here. And anyway, graveyards have sometimes been cleared for other uses, so there's a precedent here. It all comes back to your own particular beliefs, I suppose, but really the only people who should be concerned -- and consulted -- here are the descendants of those who perished.