Dine in style
First class passengers on the Titanic were in the lap of luxury aboard the 883-foot ship. According to Ultimate Titanic, their dining room was an impressive 114-foot room and filled the width of the ship – it had to be lavish to seat a capacity of 532 passengers at one sitting. Menus that survived the wreckage showed dinners consisted of ten courses.
See and be seen
The first-class restaurant’s grandiose reception room was a place where people could gather before convening for their evening meal, the perfect place for the social elite. Other public areas included a lounge, reading and writing room, smoking room, verandah cafes, palm courts and a Parisian-style cafe.
If you take a commercial cruise today, you’re likely to find even the priciest cabins are on the small side. That wasn’t the case on the Titanic, which boasted 39 private suites on the top decks of the ship, according to the BBC. The furniture and wood-panelled walls were ornate, carved with intricate detail and made from oak, mahogany and sycamore.