SOS is the most ugliest ship I've ever seen in my life! Bigger doesn't mean better. There are smaller cruise ships today that look just as good and stylish as titanic exterior was. And not to mention the only transatlantic ocean liner the QM2 is so much more stylish and luxurious than that big ugly cruise ship SOS.The Titanic and Normandie would be dinky now alongside modern cruise ships like the Symphony of the Seas, which is longer and heavier than those two.
Are they also more luxurious?
"In modern cruise liners, the onus will be on health and safety, political correctness, hygiene and above all environmental friendliness. But for those who are willing to pay premium prices, luxury can be added on to those requirements."As others have said, I think it is all a matter of taste and expectations of the times.
Long ship voyages were the norm before WW2 and the opulence and decor likely matched the tastes of the time. Also, I am guessing that there was a certain amount of snootiness in the atmosphere of First Class - both passengers and crew contributing. That sort of thing would be considered in bad taste and unacceptable by modern standards.
But several of those ships provided the sort of sanitation facilities that would be considered inadequate my modern standards. Hygiene was not high on the list, I imagine.
Still guessing but a happy medium was probably reached between the late 1940s and late 1950s in ships like the Andrea Doria where comfort and luxury were associated with good passenger facilities.
In modern cruise liners, the onus will be on health and safety, political correctness, hygiene and above all environmental friendliness. But for those who are willing to pay premium prices, luxury can be added on to those requirements.
True, but it depends on the mindset. I am now 64 years old and the dress code was a lot more formal when I was a kid. But even then I thought that people who wore suits regularly were uncomfortable. We have probably become a bit too casual these days as evidenced by jeans with holes etc. Perhaps some sort of via media is the answer - a sort of 'smart casual' being the norm with the option of dressing more or less formally for occasions as appropriate.I was like WTH... what has happened to the world.? *L*. You get what you pay for I guess.