>>Maybe Ruth should have been the one marrying Cal. Who did Cal escort to dinner? Point and case.
Aaahahaha! Despite that, I actually think it was some kind of protocol thing that the matron of a family was to be escorted to dinner by a man. So even if they were married, Cal would have still had to escort Ruth and leave Rose behind for her own because of the dead husband! Am I right?
As far as shaking up with Cal? I'd probably sleep on the floor. Or cris-crossed with Rose! Ah, I'm sure back then it was customary for them to sleep in the same bed. I still wouldn't shack up with Cal, though!
If you don't remember, Cal had booked staterooms B-52, B-54, and B-56, as the three were mentioned in the beginning of the film by Lovejoy as he was calling out where to put their belongings. So Ruth definitely had her own room.
Wouldn't one assume that Lovejoy, being a " manservant" wold have been given a birth in second class and many of the maids and manservants of First Class passengers had? Ruth was seen walking around in B-52 after the iceberg collision, but in all honesty, I do not believe she slept in the same room as Cal. And if so....dear gosh, I would be scarred...lmao!
The servants berthed in 2nd Class were generally those 'not wanted on voyage', like cooks and chauffeurs. Personal maids, valets and nurses required to perform their usual duties during the voyage would need to be berthed in 1st Class, though they traveled on reduced price tickets which allowed no access to the dining room or other public facilities. Those traveling in 2nd Class would have seen nothing of their employers during the voyage, as 2nd Class passengers were not allowed access to 1st Class areas and vice versa.
There were some very basic cabins in 1st Class intended for servants, but it's possible that Lovejoy - as much a bodyguard as anything else - might have been required to berth as close as possible to Cal, and even in the same room. But occasionally asked to take a walk!
As for Cal sharing a cabin with his prospective mother in law - totally inconceivable. Forget it.
That makes me laugh, Ismay had to stay somewhere else because Hockley stole his suite.
I am curious though. Was first class over sold where Cameron would of ended up treading on someones toes by taking their suites or were there empty rooms/cabins or suites in First class that Cameron could of used instead?
If there were empty rooms/suites or cabins perhaps we should assume that Ruth could of slept one of those.