Here's an article written by Rainn Wilson about 'Abdu'l-Baha's trip to the United States not on the RMS Titanic. Instead he took the more modest ship the Cedric a few days earlier. Be sure to check out the whole article on the Huffington Post.
"I was asked to sail upon the Titanic," 'Abdu'l-Baha later said, "but my heart did not prompt me to do so." Here's to 'Abdu'l-Baha's heart guiding him aright!