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Offline Louis De Sousa

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Crew Photo Album
« on: May 19, 2010, 02:46 PM »
Enough of just seen QE2 and its passsengers areas, this album is to show the crew at work or just hanging around below decks.

Heres is the first one, this is the QG Wine Dispense Bar here we are having some of the lefts overs from the passengers dinner menu.


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Re: Crew Photo Album
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 04:32 PM »
Great new thread, Louis! They all look happy here, and are hopefully enjoying something tasty  :D  !

I would be curious to know what happened to all the delicious prepared food which the passengers did not eat... some of it, of course, ended up on my plate at the Midnight Buffet... but I am sure that this was not the only place it went to.

Glad to see that some of it was being enjoyed by the crew!

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Re: Crew Photo Album
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 04:49 PM »
The Main Galley Cold Larder Team ( the PG Restaurant is just behind that bulkhead you see in the background )

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 07:59 PM »
Great subject Louis, and a great way for the passengers to see other areas...
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 08:22 PM »
Super idea Louis

Note how amazingly clean the QE2's galley areas were. 



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Re: Crew Photo Album
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 09:39 PM »
After work partying with Anja and Kenny

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Re: Crew Photo Album
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 12:46 AM »
Anja and Me out on deck


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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 06:11 PM »
At a crew party in the Grand Lounge
(Note all the cans of beer on the tables)
Showing the Late Captain Alan Bennel and Staff Captain Ron Bolton and Peter Longley the Cruise Director

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 07:44 PM »
Great insight into crew life onboard ship.  Were crew parties in the Grand Lounge a regular event?
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 08:45 PM »
Iv been on 3 cruises when they had these crew parties, and invited to one of them which was shall we say an experience ;)
The last one l noticed they had the fire doors in position to seal the Grand Lounge off, and probably to keep the noise level down. A friend on the same trip was in one of the boat deck cabins and got soaked trying to get to the yacht club.   
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 10:32 PM »
Well, there was definitely a crew party in the Grand Lounge in the night of 21 / 22 September 2008 :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/3412592348/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/3411788139/



Some tempting noise issued, and some crew members were seen to be walking past, dressed for a formal evening in the latest fashions. The age range was much younger though than for the passenger parties  ;D .

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 10:53 PM »
It's so good to see that the ships company were allowed to have special events in places big enough to accommodate them!
If ever there was a group of people that went the extra mile for passengers - it was these 'Guys'  :)

Interesting...As well as fire-doors, would these be the original watertight doors too?
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Re: Crew Photo Album
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2010, 11:36 AM »
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It's so good to see that the ships company were allowed to have special events in places big enough to accommodate them!

Theses parties only went ahead with the permission of the Staff Captain, sadly their was one or two that didnt like the crew having these parties.

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 20, 2010, 06:00 AM »
A couple of crew photos from the 1980's

Queens Grill Galley group


Top Pig and Whistle



QE2 Video clips featuring the crew in the 1980's available on this link :- https://www.youtube.com/user/adl21er


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« Reply #14 on: Jan 24, 2011, 12:06 PM »
The Princess Grill Staff in 1994


Princess Grill Staff 1994 by Blue Bombay, on Flickr

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Re: Crew Photo Album
« Reply #15 on: Feb 28, 2011, 11:41 PM »
Do notice that for a while it is was held in the Grand Lounge.
I think they were proud of The Grand Lounge after its 1987 recreation and, I think, rightfully so.  It was certainly better than what came after it!  The double staircase, the colourscheme, the leather seats and the starry roof all created a lovely atmosphere i think.  Properly posh.  Its not as simple as just looking back and thinking that the 80s had awful design - at the time, it was bang-on.  Luxurious, stylish and a bit modern.
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« Reply #16 on: Mar 08, 2011, 02:51 PM »
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  Its not as simple as just looking back and thinking that the 80s had awful design - at the time, it was bang-on.  Luxurious, stylish and a bit modern.   
When you were used with the double room and how comfortable it was, the new Grand lounge was a shock to the system.
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« Reply #17 on: Mar 08, 2011, 08:49 PM »
When you were used with the double room and how comfortable it was, the new Grand lounge was a shock to the system.

I agree.  The Double Room lasted from 1969 to 1986 and every version after that jsut seemed out of place and shorter lived.

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« Reply #18 on: Mar 08, 2011, 09:08 PM »
I agree.  The Double Room lasted from 1969 to 1986 and every version after that jsut seemed out of place and shorter lived.
At least the 87 version was still a lounge.  The concept didn't change, just the decor.
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« Reply #19 on: Mar 31, 2011, 10:33 PM »
Some of my photos from my QE2 days.

There is a photo of my cabin, 5266, me with a gorgeous passenger friend, and the Cruise Staff after winning the Tug of War during the World Cruise in 96.
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