Speak On Cruises has a fascination with the Titanic

ByRick Deutsch

Speak On Cruises has a fascination with the Titanic

The Titanic still attracts us. Over 100 years later.

The Titanic still attracts us. Over 100 years later.

I will confess: I’m “into” the Titanic Story. It all began with a cruise from Montreal to NYC last year. A port of call was Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I learned that Halifax was the city closest to the wreck of the Titanic and all the bodies were brought there. Some 300 were brought in. Three cemeteries hold their remains.

A great museum there tells the story. When I got home, I bought DVD’s, books and watched the specials. The Leonardo DiCapprio version in the late 1990’s was said to be VERY accurate. What a story. I got so good at it, I developed a formal presentation that I give.  A big question: should I offer to give it on a cruise ship?

Why not? Many ships even show the movie. The 1958 movie “A night to remember” was a source for the later one. In fact, many scenes and dialog were clones of the original.

The backstory -> Titanic recreations coming

Most people are familiar with beauty of the Titanic – the world’s largest ship. They view the sinking as a history item – far detached from modern cruise ships. The loss of over 700 lives was because of a lack of lifeboats. However, the White Star line had enough according to the then-current regulations. Turns out the 20 were only enough for ½ of the passengers. But up to then, there were no major wrecks. Rather, most were such that nearby ships could shuttle survivors short distances in their boat and go back for more. Not so in the middle of the Atlantic.

People can view over 5,000 artifacts taken from the ship. Vegas, LA and other cities have made the story a money maker. $32 will let you see dinner china from the ship.

But should I give the talk at sea? What do you think? Let us know. Contact us.

 

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