Today at our 2BD meeting we were already brainstorming plans for our next event because we’re still riding the high from our sold out booze cruise this past weekend. First we sold out the Dutch Apple, then we could do the JP Cruise Line which holds about 3x the amount of people, but what about something even bigger?
I’m not here to play small ball. I don’t want to be a little local blog for the rest of time, not on my watch. 2BD will be a international company one day, and that day will be in 2022, when we throw a booze cruise on the Titanic II.
(USA Today) The Titanic II is set to make its two-week maiden voyage in 2022, and construction of the replica recently resumed after a financial dispute held up the $500 million project for several years.
The ship, which will feature the same cabin layout as the original, will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England and then on to New York, tracing the North Atlantic route of its doomed namesake, which sunk on April 12, 1912, less than three hours after sideswiping an iceberg.
The new ship will carry almost exactly the same number of passengers (2,400) and crew (900) as the original, but more importantly, it will boast modern navigation and safety technology – including plenty of lifeboats.
What that article didn’t include was the fact the maiden voyage will actually be a 2BD booze cruise. The price may get bumped up from $25/ticket, but we’ll still offer a free Nine Pin upon entry. If we can sell 150 tickets in 2018, I will be nothing but sorely underwhelmed if we can’t sell 2,500 tickets four years from now.
I’m all in on Titanic II. People on the radio are all like “ohh why would you get on that, you know what happened last time?!” Yeah dumby, of course I know what happened last time. The Titanic is one of my all time favorite movies, an absolutely gripping plot based on real events with a main character named Jack, AKA the formula for a perfect movie (plus, that Rose scene…) But I also believe in scientific advancement and the fact we won’t rely on 1910 technology and some snaggled tooth navigator to defend ourselves against the objects at sea.’
I’m a little worried that they’re moving the construction from Ireland to China. I visited the Titanic museum in Ireland a few years back and everything seemed to work just fine. We move it to China? Who knows what plastic replacements are going to take place in order to make sure 2BD fans can afford the ticket sales. Now if 2.0 does go down, the one guy who rag-dolled down the bottom of the ship to get split by the propellor will read “made in china” during his last glimpse of light. Not good.
Anyways, I’m sure it’ll be a good time. Cruise ships come and go on the daily, we’re good to go with big ships. Somebody smarter than me has figured that shit out, just like how planes fly in the air and cars travel at 60 MPH at the flick of my ankle. I don’t question it, I just go along for the ride.
All aboard Titanic 2022. Ticket announcements will be coming shortly.
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