The Titanic was a shrimp compared with modern day cruise ships

Ever wondered how the Titanic would shape up against a modern-day cruise ship? Well today’s version is less likely to sink, for a start. But the real head-turner is the sheer difference in size.

This clever image, published on the History All Day Facebook page, shows how today’s cruise ships would dwarf over the Titanic.


Classed as the best ever made at the time, the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic in 1912. She was 882 feet long and at her widest was 92 feet. The base of the keel to the top of the bridge was 104 feet.

But while that might have impressed back in the those days, the Titanic today would be classed as “compact”.

Compare it to something like the newly launched Symphony of the Seas, which is 1,188 feet long and 215 feet at its widest. Its gross tonnage is 228,000, while the Titanic was around a quarter of that!

More details about how the Titanic lines up against a modern-day cruise ship can be found here.