The Titanic Compared With a Modern Cruiseship

The white ship is the Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. The black ship is what the Titanic would look like next to the Allure.

Titanic Comparison

A stat comparison:


Allure Titanic
Capacity 6,296 2,435 (20 total lifeboats which could carry 35% of the people onboard
Crew 2,384 892
Length 1,187 ft (almost a quarter mile) 882 ft
Height Above Sea Level 236 ft (higher than a 20-story building) 175 ft (including the long thing)
Weight ~100,000 tons 52,310 tons
Max Speed 26 mph (41.9 km/hr) 24 mph (39 km/hr)
Passenger Decks 16 9
Cost to Build $1.2 billion $7.5 million ($400 million in today’s money)
Iceburgs Hit on Maiden Voyage 0 1

The Allure is not small. Some features:

  • A two-deck dance hall
  • A theater with 1,380 seats
  • 7 distinct “neighborhoods”—I’m not sure what that means
  • 25 restaurants
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