Last weekend, I finally decided to take the trip to Belfast and see where the Titanic was built. Of course, I arrived there a bit late and couldn’t see the actual dry dock, but I did get to go inside the building where they have all these pictures and stories.
They call this The Titanic Experience
And boy what an experience it was. I mean, just being there, where 100 years ago the Titanic was built, was pretty exciting for me. But actually the way they set everything up inside was really nice.
I got to see how a first class cabin looked like, which was very spacious compared to 2nd and 3rd class.
Here are some interesting facts about the Titanic:
– at $200 million the popular Titanic movie made in 1997 cost 26 times more than the ship cost to build ($7.5 million). Even if you take into account inflation, it still cost almost double
– originally it was made to carry 64 lifeboats, but it only had 20 on the maiden voyage
– all 700 3rd class passengers shared 2 bathtubs
– the ship used 600 tones of coal per day
– the Titanic carried 900 tons of baggage and freight
– the Titanic used 14,000 gallons of drinking water every 24 hours
I had the opportunity to see how one of the lifeboats on the Titanic looked like close hand.
If you want to find out more about the Titanic, but can’t go to Belfast, then you can check out this very interesting documentary: