In the 19th century and early 20th century, the sea voyage was very popular. Millions of emigrants from Europe and other countries migrated to the United States and other countries through the sea. The Ocean liners were divided by economic class and the first-class passengers enjoyed the luxurious facilities including large rooms, cafeteria, playgrounds, gym, and sporting facilities.
RMS Titanic’s gym and sporting facilities
In RMS Titanic the voyage for the first-class passengers was luxurious. Staterooms and public spaces recreated historic styles with painstaking attention to detail and accuracy. The ship’s enormous size enabled the builders to add gym and sporting facilities. The gym had all the modern equipment including rowing machines, parallel bars, weights, two electric camels, an electric horse, punchbags, and static bicycles attached to huge dials. There was a permanent “Physical Educator” on staff named T.W. McCawley who assisted passengers in using the equipment. The first-class gymnasium was a brightly lit room with white-painted oak paneling and tile floors.
Here below are some photos that show sporting facilities and gym in some of the liners from the early 20th century.