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Old 03-20-2007, 06:53 PM
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Sun Princess is going to P&O Australia in October but coming back to Princess in April 2008.
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Today, I was watching the show "Ghosts of the Abyss", the James Cameron movie about the Titanic. It was interesting, if your into that sort of stuff. Anyways, they show a promenade stateroom via remote control camera. They said a promenade stateroom would cost $3,000 "to book your passage". So, I assume that was $3000 a person??? I just thought that was alot for back then, especially if it was a person. I wonder what that would equate to for todays dollar value. No wonder only high society could afford it. Just thought I would share this interesting tidbit. Lil' Lori
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:34 AM
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Wow, that is awfully expensive. I guess that's why so many had to ride in steerage (sp?). But flying was that way as well, even coach tickets were out of the average person's reach.
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Wasn't the Titanic like back in 1912 or something like that, $3000 back than had to be like a million now because $3000 is still some good money today.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:43 AM
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A little research on Titanic costs yielded the following information from titanic-online.com's FAQ. (In 1912 dollars) The lowest fare for third-class passage was approximately $36.25 one way for a single person willing to share a cabin. Second-class started at $66. First-class started at $125, but up to £900, or about $1800 for the best suite. Compare that price to the fact that a ordinary home could be purchased for less than $1,000 dollars, hence the nickname: "The Millionaire’s Suite."
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LisaP, did your aunt sail on RCI's Song of America? I know that it was cut in half to make it longer but don't know where or who it may belong to or if its a reef also. Anyone have any idea?

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And a little more on the cost of a Titanic passage. plugging the ticket prices into an inflation calculator here is what I got-

The $36.25 amount equals $756.66 in today's dollars. The $1800 equates to $37,572. So there is a true gap between the haves and have nots there.
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That would almost be enough to go on The World for a couple of days.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:01 PM
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Wow... such wonderful posts since I last visited. I'll answer as many as I can. Lesson to all -- never get a liner fan to reminisce, if you want short answers, lol.

Peter, I laughed when I saw your note. No, my aunt was not on Song of America, lol. I don't recall the name of some of the ships, but one sank near Egypt, and another sank off of South Africa. I'll have to ask her.

Song of America, last I heard, was sailing for Thomson Cruises as Thomson Destiny. Yet, she was not stretched -- that was Song of Norway.

choochella, your Dolphin ship was most likely owned by Dolphin Cruise Line in 1997, when you sailed. I say "most likely" as she was transferred to Cape Canaveral Cruise Line later in the year or earlier the next. What a great little ship! Sadly, Cape Canaveral Cruise Line went out of business, and the little Dolphin was eventually scrapped.

Penny, your Carnival ship that is no longer with us would be either Mardi Gras or Festivale. Do you recall the year?

As for Titanic -- the best book for those interested in her final hours is Walter Lord's "A Night to Remember." I cannot recommend this highly enough.

f-mattox, what is this about Sun Princess?
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Several years ago I saw a ship named Dolphin docked on Freeport. I also saw one of the old Big Red Boats in drydock. It is interesting.

The person I have found on here to be really knowlegeable about the ships is Raoul Fiebig.

He helped my find out what happened to Carnival's second ship TSS Carnivale, even posted a picture of her current self.

I am sure he would not mind if you clicked him and asked.
 
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