Fee to send a wireless telegram: 12 shillings and
sixpence/$3.12 ($36 today), for the first 10 words, and 9 pence per word
thereafter. Passenger telegrams sent & received during the voyage: over
Cost of the Titanic (in 1912): $7,500,000
Cost to build Titanic today: $400,000,000
Cost of a ticket (one way)
First Class (parlor suite) £870/$4,350 ($50,000 today)
First Class (berth) £30/$150 ($1724 today)
Second Class £12/$60 ($690 today)
Third Class £3 to £8/$40 ($172 to $460 today)
According to the White Star booklet on First Class Passage Rates, at that time
of the year, a first class ticket cost from $135 to $3300, depending on your
accommodations and whether you were sharing a cabin.
Cabins for a single person travelling alone on E Deck went from $150 to $260,
on D Deck between $165 and $325, on C from $195 to $725, on B from $175 to
$1520 (the parlour suites with private promenade were $3300), on A Deck $210 to
$485, and on the Boat Deck from $260 to $425.
Sharing a cabin could cut the price by 40% or more.
2 Parlor Suites each with a 50 foot private promenade and 67 other First Class
Staterooms & Suites.
Decorating designs included: Louis Seize, Empire, Adams, Italian Renaissance,
Louis Quinze, Louis Quatorze, Georgian, Regency, Queen Anne, Modern Dutch and
Old Dutch. Some had marble coal burning fireplaces.
Gymnasium with rowing machines, a stationary bicycle and an electric horse.
A heated swimming pool (the first ever built into a vessel).
Squash court on F deck.
2 Barber shops with automated shampooing and drying appliances available for
First & Second class smoking rooms (for the men). Reading and writing rooms
(for the ladies).
First & Second class libraries.
10,488 square foot First Class Dining Saloon. Seating capacity 554.
Authentic Parisien Café with French waiters.
A Veranda Cafe with real palm trees.
A piano in the Third Class common room/saloon (a luxury for its day).
Electric light and heat in every stateroom.
4 electric elevators complete with operators. (3 in first class, 1 in second
A state of the art infirmary staffed by 2 physicians that included an operating
A fully equipped darkroom for amateur photographers to try their skills.
A 5 kilowatt Marconi wireless radio station for sending and receiving
A 50 phone switchboard complete with operator for intra-ship calls.
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