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The Titanic Cruise

That the massive Titanic boat (which, as we never fail to point out, is actually a "titanic boat" in two senses) collided with an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to the sinking of the Titanic and the deaths of over 1,500 people, is well known and much discussed. When people consider the Titanic, they tend to think of only the Titanic boat itself falling apart at sea and then sinking to the bottom of the ocean. This is the ship's primary legacy. But it is important to keep in mind that the Titanic boat was a massive and luxurious cruise ship, not entirely unlike the cruise ships that exist today, and that got us thinking about what a Titanic cruise would have been like. How would, say, a Carnival cruise compare with a Titanic cruise? How similar is the Titanic cruise ship, if it even makes sense to call it the "Titanic cruise ship," to modern-day cruise ships? Basically, would a Titanic cruise be comparable to a standard cruise vacation one might take today - if so, to what extent? - and did the Titanic boat have accommodations similar to cruise ships that are currently operating? Read more [...]