Titanic vs Cruise Ship Comparison

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Titanic vs Modern Cruise Ships

The Titanic would be considered small by todays standards.

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Size Comparison

On average, modern cruise ships are 20% longer and twice as high as the Titanic. Thanks to advances in technology, almost every modern cruise ship is bigger than the Titanic.

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Today's Record Holder

Today’s current largest ship, Wonder of the Seas is 5 times larger than Titanic. Wonder is 1,188 feet long and 210 feet wide, with a gross tonnage of 236,857 tons.

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Cost to Build

In today’s dollar value, the Titanic cost around $400 million to build. Although it sounds like a lot, Royal Caribbean spent $1.35 billion constructing Wonder of the Seas.

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Speed

The Titanic had top speed of 21 knots, similar to cruise ships. Modern cruise ships sail between 18 to 22 knots.

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Titanic Had a Pool

There was an indoor swimming pool for First Class passengers on deck 5

Todays cruise ships are like giant floating resorts with roller coasters, surf simulators, go kart tracks, zip lines, and more.

Entertainment on Modern Ships

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The ship was technically an ocean liner. Ocean liners serve to transport passengers while cruise ships are built as leisurely destinations.

Titanic Wasn't a Cruise Ship

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