Titanic size versus our new cruise ships

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#1
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I am not trying to be negative or anything but I am a Titanic buff and am reading one of the books now. Anyway, does any of our computer buffs know how to put something on line to compare the big ships now (pick any) compared to the Titanic size. I am thinking like in pictures - ship next to ship. Does that make sense?
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Hello,

The Titanic is actually quite small compared to modern cruise ships.

The Titanic weighed 46,000 gross tons and length of 883 Feet.

The Oasis of the Seas (soon to be the largest cruise ship) will weigh 222,900 gross tons and be 1,184 feet.

Even older cruise ships (i.e. Royal Caribbean's Vision Class) are a bit longer than the Titanic and about 50% more gross tons.
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Couldn't find a comparison to any modern ships - Adventure of the Seas is in the same general size range as QM2....100 feet shorter, 10 feet narrower
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great schematic fannish.
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That's neat. OP, can I ask you what the name is of the book you are reading? Is it fiction? Sounds interesting.
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The book I am now reading is called 1912 Titanic facts. As I was cleaning up today, I found out that I have already read it AND I already have a copy so now I have two. What do I do now? LOL

Pretty good comparisons to the people who put those diagrams up.
Thanks
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After looking at the sizes, I thought this comparison was also interesting:

Santa Maria: 36 crew
Wyoming: 11 crew
Titanic: 2223 passengers, 1324 crew
QM2: 2620 passengers, 1253 crew
Noah's Ark: 8 crew
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Hmm Queen Mary and Titanic had about the same amount of people!!!
(well close)
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Since I'll do anything to avoid homework for 15 more minutes, here is a comparison of Oasis, Dream, and Titanic, at 1 pixel per foot.



(click to enlarge)
#12
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Originally posted by Gingee
Hmm Queen Mary and Titanic had about the same amount of people!!!
(well close)
Gotta remember steerage on Titanic. Lots of people crammed into very little space.
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Originally posted by PurpleCow
Gotta remember steerage on Titanic. Lots of people crammed into very little space.
And the ships of old required a larger crew, just to run and maintain the ship.
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Might be interesting to compare prices as well.

A one-way ticket from London to NYC on the Titanic in Second Class was $1895.00 per person.
That same year the Average American earned $300 per year.

Six years salary for a 5 day cruise?????
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But back then, it wasn't a 'cruise'. There was only one way to cross the ocean, on the water. It was a crossing, only way to get from point A to point B. Wonder what comparable prices were on contemporary ships? EM
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An excerpt from the passenger passage contract for the Titanic:

All passengers are liable to be rejected, who, upon examination, are found to be lunatic, idiot, deaf, dumb, blind, maimed, or infirm, or above the age of 60 years; or widow with a child or children; or any woman without a husband with a child or children; or any person unable to take care of himself (or herself) without becoming a public charge, or who from any attending circumstances are likely to become a public charge, or who from sickness or disease, existing at the time of departure, are likely soon to become a public charge. Sick persons or widows with children cannot be taken, nor lame persons, unless full security be given for the bonds to be entered into by the steamer to the United States Government, that the parties will not become chargeable to the State.
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You would have had to have lots of money to go on the Titanic even in second class.
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My grandfathers arrived at Ellis Island within a year of each other. The first sailed 2nd class from Cadiz in 1905 and paid $20.00 for his ticket. The second sailed 3rd class (steerage) from Southampton in 1906 and his ticket also cost $20.00. I found pictures of the ships and the ship manifests on the Ellis Island web site. My scrapbook pages are here and here.
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Originally posted by Philip217
An excerpt from the passenger passage contract for the Titanic:

All passengers are liable to be rejected, who, upon examination, are found to be lunatic, idiot, deaf, dumb, blind, maimed, or infirm, or above the age of 60 years; or widow with a child or children; or any woman without a husband with a child or children; or any person unable to take care of himself (or herself) without becoming a public charge, or who from any attending circumstances are likely to become a public charge, or who from sickness or disease, existing at the time of departure, are likely soon to become a public charge. Sick persons or widows with children cannot be taken, nor lame persons, unless full security be given for the bonds to be entered into by the steamer to the United States Government, that the parties will not become chargeable to the State.
The reason for the rules are that they would have been sent back from ellis island at white star's expense.... none of this applies to first call of course, who got dropped off on Manhattan directly...

If you are ever in ny the ellis island tour is a great way to spent a day...
#20
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I didn't have any relatives come through Ellis Island but my husband had his grandparents come through. We checked it out last month. I also found the ships they came on. Too small for me.
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