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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #15 on: Nov 16, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Thanks for the photos Louis - good to see her coming alive once again.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #16 on: Nov 16, 2017, 02:23 PM »
Her essence is there.  Whoever is doing the refurb/renovation has a feel for QE2.   :) :)
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #17 on: Nov 16, 2017, 03:02 PM »
The Mauretania Restaurant

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« Reply #18 on: Nov 16, 2017, 03:24 PM »
The Mauritania Restaurant, 2008.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #19 on: Nov 16, 2017, 03:30 PM »
The Mauretania Restaurant

Amazing! The work looks well done... but the sea horses look even less attractive when out there forming an island of their own! And yet, they have been respected, and that is a good sign too.

If this is still to be a restaurant, then I suppose tables and chairs will be added, and they will be less obvious...

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« Reply #20 on: Nov 16, 2017, 04:35 PM »
Amazing! The work looks well done... but the sea horses look even less attractive when out there forming an island of their own! And yet, they have been respected, and that is a good sign too.

If this is still to be a restaurant, then I suppose tables and chairs will be added, and they will be less obvious...

The waiting stations are still there and some say they have been replaced with new ones (some of these people saying this having worked in the Mauretania when in Cunard service), so likely will be a Restaurant again like the good old days.
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Offline pete cain

Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #21 on: Nov 16, 2017, 04:59 PM »
looking good, not before time, but re- assuring to see non the less, I'll eat my humble pie at a time of my choosing Thomas, thank you for posting these Louis, more please..

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #22 on: Nov 16, 2017, 05:52 PM »
Normally this thread should be in the QE2 after Cunard topic but because its open to public I decided
too added it here to a section where only forum members can see.

These photos here are exclusive photos from onboard taken in October 2017,I do ask you all
NOT to share it at all without permission please

The first photo is the new renovated Midships Lobby

I, like many other security officers before and after, spent many an hour there during disembarkation keeping the 'natives, from getting too restless, while the luggage was being off loaded, ah happy days!!!

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #23 on: Nov 16, 2017, 07:02 PM »
I don't see anything different except for the, err, interesting new carpet.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #24 on: Nov 16, 2017, 07:07 PM »
I don't see anything different except for the, err, interesting new carpet.

More than that has been done

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« Reply #25 on: Nov 16, 2017, 09:21 PM »
Perhaps this is why Dubai have been hesitant in releasing any photos , rather than expecting to be heaped praise upon for doing what is supposed to be a new job, they are facing nothing but negative comments from her past passengers. Those who perhaps never sailed will have a different view, in that anything must be good.
Then again perhaps they need to get their Public realtions in order , and PDQ at that.
We are being drip fed news, are they perhaps concerned that a full disclosure of whats been done might send us all overboard.   

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I don't see anything different except for the, err, interesting new carpet.
   

But what a beautiful new carpet... ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 16, 2017, 09:28 PM »
Perhaps this is why Dubai have been hesitant in releasing any photos , rather than expecting to be heaped praise upon for doing what is supposed to be a new job, they are facing nothing but negative comments from her past passengers. Those who perhaps never sailed will have a different view, in that anything must be good.
Then again perhaps they need to get their Public realtions in order , and PDQ at that.
We are being drip fed news, are they perhaps concerned that a full disclosure of whats been done might send us all overboard.   

But what a beautiful new carpet... ::) ::) ::)

At least there is an effort being made to open the ship as a hotel and restaurant, which in my view is better than towing the ship to a shipbreaker yard.  Thanks to Louis we are at least getting an insight into what is happening on the ship. 
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #27 on: Nov 16, 2017, 09:35 PM »
I very much agree with Lynda !  What we are seeing so far is a shiny, clean, modern looking QE2, which fits in perfectly with the "It" Girl that she was (and still is).  At least she has not been redecorated with the heavy, dark look of so many cruise ships now that make one think they are on the Titanic. 

That her rooms look shiny, sparkly, and new is much better than her beaching on the shores of Alang.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #28 on: Nov 16, 2017, 11:13 PM »
Perhaps this is why Dubai have been hesitant in releasing any photos , rather than expecting to be heaped praise upon for doing what is supposed to be a new job, they are facing nothing but negative comments from her past passengers. Those who perhaps never sailed will have a different view, in that anything must be good.
Then again perhaps they need to get their Public realtions in order , and PDQ at that.
We are being drip fed news, are they perhaps concerned that a full disclosure of whats been done might send us all overboard.   

But what a beautiful new carpet... ::) ::) ::)

There's been a huge amount of positivity here about recent developments, and everyone is free to express their feelings.  It's not fair to say that there's been nothing but negative comments.  After the awful years when she was in the dry dock deteriorating, it's been a pleasure to see a renewed focus on her, and her getting attention.  I worked hard during the recent press coverage to be positive about developments as far as i honestly could.

It would be understandable of them to not want photos leaked until they're ready, as for many projects. If it wasn't for Louis and his perseverance, there would be no photos yet.

The owners and managers aren't drip feeding us anything. They've simply said they're not ready yet.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #29 on: Nov 17, 2017, 03:29 AM »
More more more!  Show us more!!!  Very exciting.