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The Queen's Room
« on: Jan 12, 2012, 08:24 PM »
I can't find a topic dedicated to the QE2's most famous room, The Queens Room so I'll start this one.

This is a lovely photo capturing the original colour scheme and theme of The Queens Room


QueensRoom2w by Captain Martini, on Flickr



110-14aw by Captain Martini, on Flickr




110-00aw by Captain Martini, on Flickr
« Last Edit: Jan 12, 2012, 08:37 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #1 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:10 PM »
This photo gives a stark contrast!

In night mode, the room totally changed character.


qe2 final transatlantic eastbound interior shots by qe2_qm2, on Flickr


And this is a lovely one of her ceiling lights


IMG_6830 by cruiseqe2, on Flickr
« Last Edit: Jan 12, 2012, 09:22 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2012, 07:01 AM »
Thanks Rob, I really enjoyed all of the pictures that you posted recently!  ;)

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #3 on: Jan 13, 2012, 10:15 AM »
Stunning photos of the Queens Room especially the night shots. 
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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #4 on: Feb 15, 2012, 09:35 PM »
The Queen's Room, as we knew it in 2008, daytime :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkrugerpark/6684105691/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkrugerpark/6684105545/

A surprising absence of people -- and the usual amazing tidiness and order of the furniture, all so well arranged.
« Last Edit: Feb 15, 2012, 09:37 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #5 on: Feb 15, 2012, 10:46 PM »
Yes, Isabelle - it wasn't often empty between 10.00 and 12.30 - perhaps the photos were taken on a day in port?
There used to be lots of activity both here and in the Grand Lounge
In the mornings - Dancing classes, keep fit, etc - does anyone remember if there were fencing classes?
Then there were the auctions of 'those' pictures and the Charts
It was a Muster Station - and the best place in the world for Afternoon Tea!
« Last Edit: Feb 15, 2012, 10:48 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2012, 12:17 AM »
When I see pics like that. Makes me realize how much I didn't realize when I was on board. FOR 20 YEARS!!!!!!
Thanks to all!
Those cubbyholes near the Queens bust, handy for stockpiling drinks too.

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #7 on: Mar 25, 2012, 08:42 PM »
i used to enjoy photographing the Captains Cocktail party in that room. Pax were greeted at the door by the captain and then escorted into the room. They either took a seat or stood on the floor where a drink was bought to them.

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #8 on: Apr 20, 2014, 10:38 AM »
I like the Queen's Room in all three versions, however I think that nothing beats the original design. What a beautiful room.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 30, 2017, 12:36 AM »
I love the original chairs and the chunky leather ones..

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #10 on: Sep 01, 2017, 03:58 PM »
the chunky leather ones

Those were the first chairs I saw in the Queens Room. I think that's one reason I liked them better than the later refit. I would have liked to see the original room :)

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« Reply #11 on: Oct 14, 2018, 02:36 PM »
The First Class Main Lounge in 1969

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« Reply #12 on: Oct 14, 2018, 03:06 PM »
More taken in 1969

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #13 on: Oct 14, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Sad how the room has gone from this and its subsequent iterations to being empty of furniture most of the time now in Dubai. Fond memories of the past are personally more valuable here now.
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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #14 on: Oct 23, 2018, 06:14 PM »
It was such a great location for the captains cocktail party. After being greeted, passengers were escorted into the room and could sit, dance or just mingle around the room. It always had a great vibe on every trip

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #15 on: Oct 23, 2018, 07:36 PM »
Fabulous photographs, Michael! I wish I had seen those scenes...

I wonder when the multi-coloured lights came in?

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« Reply #16 on: Oct 23, 2018, 09:37 PM »
The seats, nice as though they were, and they were very comfortable, you could and did fall asleep very easily in them, they cushioned you and yet sittingback you were in a reclining position. 
Now the "Cube chairs" kept you bolt upright and allowed you to sit on the arms if tired during a cocktail party
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: The Queen's Room
« Reply #17 on: Oct 23, 2018, 11:41 PM »
Fabulous photographs, Michael! I wish I had seen those scenes...

I wonder when the multi-coloured lights came in?

The multi coloured lights were there from the start
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 24, 2018, 04:03 PM »
Magnificent photos !  Many thanks, Michael !   :)
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 24, 2018, 04:37 PM »
Sad how the room has gone from this and its subsequent iterations to being empty of furniture most of the time now in Dubai. Fond memories of the past are personally more valuable here now.

I couldn't agree more. Michael's photo IMG0065 in "Reply 1" really illustrates the importance and brilliance of the interior design of this room. Everything in the room from the grain of the carpet, the rain of the dance floor, the flattened and elongated fluted columns, the airy ovals in the ceiling, and the mirrored panels on the far wall work together to great a sense of depth and length in what was essentially a square room.

 

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