Olympic's and Titanic's cabin pricing

Jeremy Lee

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Just wondering, for the maiden voyage, were the prices the same for the cabins in all classes on the Olympic as on the Titanic?

(Not counting the parlor suites though)
 
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Hi Jeremy,

Assuming no fare rate changes between June 1911 and January 1912 the fares [both 1st & 2nd Class] would have been the same, except for B-deck. - The C-deck Parlour Suites were the same price on both ships.
Note, for the return Maiden Voyage Olympic would have been on Summer Season rates for 1st & 2nd Class. - I have no information about 3rd Class rates.
 
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Yes. - It depended on the room, but as examples, a single berth outside room was $100 more [$100 less for the Winter Season - Titanic's Maiden Voyage being Intermediate Season].
The B-deck Parlour Suites plus $1,050; Suites of Rooms $480; single parlour-bedroom, without bath $150, with bath $275; a forward outside 3-berth room on C-deck plus $75, the same on D-deck.

Hope that helps.
 
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Hi all! Happy Holidays! What was all that change for? Were travellers so many more in Summer and why was the money difference so much? Thanks!
 
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Hi George,

Even today hotels and airlines have different rates for different times of the year. More for the most popular travel seasons. Then as now summer, unless you are into Winter Sports, when I guess Winter would be the high season.

It is likely that competition set the rates charged for the different seasons; which is some cases was only a few pounds, more per individual if as in the figures I gave only 1 [1 or 2 for the Parlour Suites & Suites of Rooms] passenger occupied a room. So for a 3-berth outside room on C-deck £15 [=$75 US] for 1, £8 [$40] each for 2 and £5 [$25] each for 3.
 
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George your question led me to look at 2nd Class and it is different.
Only two seasons, with the East and Westbound Summer Seasons being the shorter than for 1st Class.
Eastbound: 2nd Class 1 May to 15 July [1st 1 May to 31 July]; with
Westbound: being 15 Aug to 30 Sept [1st Class 1 Aug to 15 Oct.

For the Winter Season 2 rates $65 per adult except for the 20 [18x4 & 2x2-berth] outside rooms on D-deck where the rate was $67.50
Children of 1 year and under 12 half fare each. Infants under 12 months $7.50. The right is reserved to charge full fare for one child occupying a whole berth.
No Westbound tickets issued to children under 16 years unless accompanied by or coming to join parent or parents.
- {Note many of the 2-berth rooms had a Sofa in Room sufficiently large to accommodate one child.} - So presumably the full-fare rule would not apply.

For the Summer season the rates vary Eastbound to Westbound with a range of prices. the columns are headed:
For 4 adults each; with the other columns headed for 3 & a half, for 3, for 2 & a half, for 2 adults in a room.

So for: D-54 the 5 columns across read in US dollars
Eastbound: $72.50; $277.50; $265; $252.50 and $240
Westbound: $77.50; $297.50; $285; $272.50 and $260

This tells us that while berths could still be booked that in the Summer Season 2 or 3 passengers with or without a child could pay a premium and book a 4-berth room.

I hope that may be of interest.
 

Jeremy Lee

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Today, Cunard's pricing of the QE2 transatlantic makes summer cruising cheaper than other seasons! Anyone knows the reason?