Video: The First-Class Staterooms of Titanic
The Titanic’s first-class staterooms were a sight to behold for Titanic’s maiden voyage. They were intended to provide the most luxurious accommodations for the wealthy passengers who were travelling across the Atlantic.
This video shows a recreation of one of the first-class staterooms from Titanic, as seen at the Atlanta Exhibition in Atlantic Station. RMS Titanic, Inc. worked with some of the blue prints from some of the original furniture manufacturers to make this stateroom as historically accurate as possible.
There would have been rooms even bigger and more luxurious than this. The White Star Line spared no expense, making sure that the first-class passengers would have all of the amenities that they would have if they were staying at a 5 star hotel on land. The bigger staterooms, known as parlor suites, would have had a sitting room, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom connected to it. In today’s currency, a ticket for that room would have cost $103,000.
These rooms would have been reserved for the ultra wealthy. John Jacob Astor and his young wife Madeleine were in one of these staterooms, and, believe it or not, one was actually empty for the Titanic’s maiden voyage. The additional parlor room was empty due to the fact that the famous financier, J.P. Morgan, had originally booked it. However, he was forced to cancel at the last second due to business that kept him in Europe.