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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #15 on: Mar 07, 2023, 01:38 AM »
i hesitate to ask, but whats with the room with the round black mirror and the odd-shaped coffin Bier  ? Have they branched out into the funeral business? 

The display cabinets void of contents.. 
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #16 on: Mar 07, 2023, 09:28 AM »
i hesitate to ask, but whats with the room with the round black mirror and the odd-shaped coffin Bier  ?

Yes, that landing is really intriguing. Is that black object all marble (and hence very heavy)?



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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #17 on: Mar 07, 2023, 10:01 AM »
I remember the mirror when we were on the ship in 2019.  It was next to a lift. I think it may have been opposite the spa, but I am sure Alex will update us.

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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #18 on: Mar 07, 2023, 09:29 PM »
i hesitate to ask, but whats with the room with the round black mirror and the odd-shaped coffin Bier  ? Have they branched out into the funeral business?

Maybe it is the altar upon which tradition has been sacrificed to the gods of commercialism...?
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #19 on: Mar 08, 2023, 06:22 PM »
Some more from Alex
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #20 on: Mar 11, 2023, 09:27 AM »
Some more from Alex

The photos are not showing on the post from my computer, I can only see them if I download the pictures, whereas before I could see the pictures on the post.
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #21 on: Mar 11, 2023, 11:23 PM »
Same for me, Lynda.
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #22 on: Mar 11, 2023, 11:24 PM »
The photos are not showing on the post from my computer, I can only see them if I download the pictures, whereas before I could see the pictures on the post.

Same for me, Lynda.

I find if I exit the thread, then come back to it, they open in the normal way.  This has been going on for a while with multiple images in one post - so possibly related to the volume of data within the posts?
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #23 on: Mar 11, 2023, 11:31 PM »
Thanks, Peter ! I will try that !
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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #24 on: Mar 12, 2023, 05:16 PM »
Thanks for the comments about the images not appearing, I saw that too.

Its a huge amount of images attached to one topic, quite unusual, however if the forum lets you do it, it should work.

There is a newer version of the forum software available for us to move to, I just need a chance to do it - will take quite a few hours of very limited free time!
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Offline Barumfox

Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #25 on: Mar 20, 2023, 11:32 PM »
'Alex stayed in cabin 3018, which we believe is a combination of former cabins 3006 and 3008, adjacent to stairway A.'

Having checked a deck plan I believe that the cabins involved are 3036 and 3038 not 3006 and 3008 which are further forward of A staircase - the 2nd and 3rd forward outside cabins on the port side. I stayed in 3006 on the April 2004 crossing following three days behind the QM2 before their first meeting and tandem crossing back to Southampton.

Great photos from Alex - intend to stay on board myself at some stage and it does look as if changes are going in the right direction.

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Re: Alex back on the QE2 Hotel, February 2023
« Reply #26 on: Mar 21, 2023, 12:48 AM »
Correction - it was on another later voyage I was in 3006.  it was in another single cabin forward on the port side - 5016 - that I did the April 2004 crossing. Although the same category of cabin 3006 probably had twice the floor space of 5016 which was tiny - a good example of how cabins could vary on QE2 and it paid to really the deck plans!

The Golden Lion looks very empty but the sight of somebody watching footy with a beer brings back memories of one occasion for a match when it was so full people were sitting on the floor to watch. Seeing some of the empty looking aft stairway display cabinets just brings to mind the question why the original contents have not been reinstated as would look so much better - maybe Accor need to be shown what it used to be like.

Good to see the Chartroom Cabinet has been located and should also be reinstated - is the the decorative leather panel from the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse (1897 Blue Riband Winner and first four funnelled superliner) presented after a German shipyard  refit in one of the photos?

Also so many of the Cunard liner prints including my favourite Simon Fishe of the Aquitania leaving Pier 54 in New York on an evening departure where the sky and sea depicted are exactly the same colours as the photos of QE2 and QM2 leaving on her final NY departure in October 2008. The silver Asprey model would be best in the Midships Lobby - is this still a focal point onboard the ship and a meeting place for tours?

Gary.