Lesser Known Titanic Love Stories

13th February

Love Stories, Titanic Passengers, Valentines Jack and Rose Titanic Love Stories

We know you're a romantic bunch who love a good love story...none more so than Kate and Leo’s tale of Jack and Rose in James Cameron’s TITANIC movie, which (despite being based on fictional characters) is still listed as one of the best love stories of all time!

That's why we previously pulled together our popular Titanic Love Stories blog for you to read all about the real-life couples like Isidor and Ida Straus or J.J Astor and his nineteen year old wife who were on board the great ship.

As Valentine’s Day approaches this year, we're uncovering one more lesser known Titanic love story - that of Mary Eloise Hughes Smith.
Titanic Passenger Mary Eloise Hughes Smith
Credit: The Sktech - Gavin Bell

Eloise and her husband Lucian Philip Smith boarded RMS Titanic in Cherbourg with first class tickets, having just cut their honeymoon short after finding out she was two months pregnant. When the ship struck the iceberg, Eloise was rescued in lifeboat six.

Sadly her husband lost his life in the sinking but out of the tragic experience, she found love again...

On the rescue ship Carpathia, Eloise was befriended by a fellow 1st Class Passenger, Robert Williams Daniel who had been on a business trip. After the tragedy, they continue to meet occasionally and eventually married in 1914!
Celebrate your own Valentine's Day with a romantic dining experience at a Titanic inspired Afternoon Tea by the Grand Staircase, find out more about RMS Titanic by visiting our world-class galleries which tell the story of Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through to her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end or follow in the footsteps of not only Titanic passengers but celebrity couples including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton by jumping onboard SS Nomadic the vessel famous as a tender ship for Titanic, and a quarter of her size in every dimension.

Titanic Belfast is easily accessible from both George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast International Airport and only 90 minutes from Dublin - find out more about planning your visit here.

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