Thanks to progress in science and technology the “huge” Titanic is dwarfed…
A comparison of the Titanic and a modern-day cruise ship.
The word Titanic evokes thoughts of something epic and gigantic in proportion. When we hear this word, the first thing that comes to our mind is the infamous and ill-fated ship, the RMS Titanic. But how big was the Titanic compared to a cruise ship built today?
How big was the Titanic compared to a cruise ship built today? Compared to a modern-day cruise ship, the Titanic was quite small. Modern-day cruise ships, such as the Oasis-class line of cruise ships, are about a third longer and about twice the width of the Titanic.
The RMS Titanic was 882 feet (269 meters) long and 92 feet (28 meters wide). Modern-day cruises, such as the Oasis-class cruise ships, measure more than 1,180 feet (360 meters) and more than 200 feet (61 meters) wide.
Two other popular, modern-day cruise ships are measured as follows: The Allure of the Seas measures 1,187 feet (362 meters) long and 215 feet (66 meters) wide. The Symphony of the Seas spans 1,184 feet (361 meters) long and 215 feet (66 meters) wide.
The below image shows the difference between the Titanic and two modern-day cruise ships: the Allure of the Seas and the Costa Concordia.
The Titanic could hold up to 3,327 passengers. As a comparison, the modern-day Symphony of the Seas cruise ship can hold up to 6,780 passengers – nearly twice as much as the Titanic.