100th Anniversary Memorial Cruise: Balmoral vs Titanic


With the run up to the historic cruise to mark the 100th Anniversary of Titanic we thought it would be a great idea to compare the Balmoral cruise ship to Titanic.

Balmoral was built in1988 and is just one of the many cruise ships from Fred Olsen. This ship was named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family and can accommodate 1,350 Passengers and 510 Crew-members. Titanic was launched on the 31st May 1911 and while on her maiden voyage in April 1912 she struck an iceberg and sank resulting in 1,517 deaths. The titanic was able to accommodate around 3,547 passengers and crew.

The speed of the two ships varies with the Balmoral doing around 20.0 knots max, which is slightly slower then the Titanic that could do a max of 23 knots. The ships are also very similar in size, the titanic was 269.1 meters in length and the beam was 28.0 meters while the Balmoral is around 218.18 meters in length and the beam is around 28.2 meters.

So as you can see these two ships are very similar and maybe that’s why the Balmoral cruise ship was chosen to take part in the 100th Anniversary. We have just touched on a few of the similarities between the two ships but you can read more about the Balmoral cruise ship here and also a lot more about the history of the Titanic here.

Do you think that the right cruise ship was chosen?

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