Besides sailing on the expensive QE2, what other class of ship would give you a "Titantic" experience..excluding the iceberg? <G> I would like to be on a smaller ship that really gives you the experience of lets say...crossing the English Channel on a ferry (quite an experience) and feeling every motion the ship has to offer.
Marco Polo, a smaller ship with the style and grace of the classic liners - teak decks with camber and sheer and a trim superstructure that doesn't resemble a shoebox. At her top speed of 20.5 kts, she feels like a real ship, too!
You could also try the Caronia, QE2's smaller sister. We did a Mediterranean/Canary Islands cruise on her, and sailed for 24 hours up the coast of Portugal and across the Bay of Biscay into a Force 9 (Severe Gale), with High Seas (18 to 27 ft). You certainly "felt every motion the ship had to offer"!
ChuckPalm. I saw Veendam in GC during my February cruise. Her classic lines are precisley what attracted my attention to her. The only thing missing, it appeared, were stovepipe funnels. She even anchored like a classic. I would love to have been aboard her when that happened!
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