When the Titanic set off on its transoceanic voyage in early 1912, it was considered luxurious and unsinkable. The well-known fate of the Titanic has captured imaginations for more than a century - from its elaborate amenities to its immense size to its famous passenger list.
Of the roughly 2,200 passengers and crew aboard the Titanic, more than 700 were from third-class, or steerage. Travel for a third-class passenger paled in comparison to what first- and second-class passengers enjoyed, but life below deck wasn't anything to scoff at. Third-class passengers enjoyed good food, clean surroundings, and many more creature comforts than they'd had at home or would find when they reached America.