Titanic vs Cruise Ship Comparison

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Titanic vs Modern Cruise Ships

The Titanic would be considered small by todays standards.


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.


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.


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.



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


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


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