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The Double Down Bar
« on: Jan 12, 2012, 08:55 PM »
Removed in 1987 to make way for The Yacht Club


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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2012, 12:21 AM »
I remember the singles get together in this place on my first trips. the hosts were Peter Mullington and Alexandra Pauli.It was usually after dinner, and they bought the drinks... ;D
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 07:40 PM »
Rupert Ballantyne's photo of the Double Down Room Bar taken in the early 1980's.  As Rob has mentioned this was removed in 1987 and replaced by the Yacht Club.

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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 02:01 PM »
The chairs in the photo above were taken from the Queens Grill when that we redecorated.

Here is the Double Down Room in 1969 (with Double Room chairs in blue instead of red!)

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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 06:00 PM »
Interesting to see the changes from 1969 to the early 80's
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2022, 06:58 AM »
And then all replaced by the first Yacht Club in 1987

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2022, 09:59 AM »
The Double Down Bar/original Yacht Club had been removed by the time I sailed as a passenger in 1997.  See these photos, plus reading Michael's Project Lifestyle notes of the 1994 refit when a prefabricated unit was installed to create the new Yacht Club that I remember from 1997. 

Does anyone have a deck plan that shows the Double Down Bar?
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2022, 12:44 PM »
1969 plan

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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2022, 06:30 PM »
So very interesting ! Many thanks !
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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2022, 08:53 PM »
Whenever l see the glass Piano lm forever reminded of the outward Maiden Voyage in 1987 of Dear Arline Daniels singing her heart out in the evenings in the Yacht Club. I personally never liked the club at that stage, the actual bar if l remember was pretty small but looked after by a tall good-looking Swedish/ German (?) guy. Some of us might say that was the only reason worth going to the club in those days
The vibration was another matter.

It was always a shame that leaving the lift at G stairway to go to the Yacht club was such a dark area , and only the narrow entrance of light going into the Yacht Club.
   
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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #10 on: Mar 23, 2024, 04:16 PM »
I personally never liked the club at that stage, the actual bar if l remember was pretty small but looked after by a tall good-looking Swedish/ German (?) guy. Some of us might say that was the only reason worth going to the club in those days.

Myles, I’m pretty sure you are talking about Hakan Cronqvist, who incidentally is on Facebook and keeps in contact with his fellow crew members should you want to say hello.
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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #11 on: Mar 23, 2024, 10:45 PM »
It was a long time ago, but no i dont remember him looking like that. Im sure there was a photo in one of the brochures.
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #12 on: Mar 24, 2024, 01:45 AM »
It was a long time ago, but no i dont remember him looking like that. Im sure there was a photo in one of the brochures.

The only other person that I can think of that matches your description who worked the old Yacht Club bar would be Herbert Schotzler. Tall guy to the left in the photo. With the exception of Brian Workman who ran the Midships Bar, all the others in the photo are British.
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Re: The Double Down Bar
« Reply #13 on: Mar 25, 2024, 01:10 AM »
Thats Him !!   ;D Thanks
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