Someone’s Got “Titanic” In Their Sights!
My friend on Facebook shared this wild picture, showcasing the difference between the legendary Titanic and modern day mega cruisers!
It led me to a story online about how the mega-cruise ship has gotten so big in the past 100 years!
The Titanic was the largest and most complex cruise ship when it set sail in 1912 – but that was a long time ago!
The article asked a simple question:
Are Modern Cruise Ships Bigger Than The Titanic?
Boy, are they ever!
Modern cruise ships are, on average, 20% longer than the Titanic and twice as high. The average Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 325 meters long, 14 decks high and has a gross tonnage of 133,000. In comparison, the Titanic was only 269 meters long, 9 decks high, and had a gross tonnage of 46,000.
As you can see, the modern mega-cruiser is massive in height, weight and length when compared to the iconic Titanic!
I found these graphs fascinating, as they really show what a century of sea travel has led to – oh, and I got to see it in persona as well – this is a photo I took from a rooftop bar on the legendary Venice Canal:
Yes, the famous St. Marks Cathedral is dwarfed by the size of this mega-cruiser steaming into Venice…so see such iconic sites as the “Bridge Of Sighs”:
I took this shot as the sun was setting…magical, right?
Well here’s what it looked like as we approached it, due to those thousands and thousand and thousands of people who got off that mega cruiser to see it as well:
Click here to see what impact their arrival has on the “underwater” city:
I haven’t taken a cruise, but I did read a fascinating series of books by someone who worked on them!
Click here to see some of the wildest stories on cruise travel and more:
Along with cruises, the hotel industry is a wild one as well and you can see some of those stories here:
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