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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #30 on: Nov 17, 2017, 06:33 AM »
Thanks for posting, Davina.

Very interesting pictures, and quite comforting. Great to see some of her interiors lovingly restored and valued.

I think the new carpets and everything new should be taken as a refurbishment, something she inevitably should have gone through several times had she remained in service.

Let's be positive: had she stayed with Cunard, OK she wouldn't have lost her lifeboats… but probably her heritage trail!  :D

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #31 on: Nov 17, 2017, 07:13 AM »
Thank you for the photos Davina!


I must say that I really like the new lobby and restaurant carpets, somehow they seem to really fit in the rooms.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #32 on: Nov 17, 2017, 09:57 AM »
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 think that the new green carpet fits in well, i see that they've left the 'lowered' rim where the model of QE2 in silver used to sit.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #33 on: Nov 17, 2017, 02:49 PM »
I think that the new green carpet fits in well, i see that they've left the 'lowered' rim where the model of QE2 in silver used to sit.

I agree. I did feel it important to point out the huge difference in cost, however, between a custom-made carpet like she had, and a plain carpet like she has now.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #34 on: Nov 17, 2017, 03:47 PM »
Anyone seeing her as she is now for the first time will accept the new interiors as-is and will assume she always looked this way and will think quite rightly, "very nice".

Only those of us who have experienced the real thing will know the difference and how she really looked and felt and appreciate the quality and attention to detail there was. It's the heritage and spirit of a living ship that cannot be captured or reproduced and no amount of fancy carpets can ever achieve that. QE2 had all of that in abundance.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #35 on: Nov 17, 2017, 05:48 PM »
What gives me a pleasant surprise above all, is to see none of those gold plated decorations etc that we originally expected. It all looks quite sober, clean and potentially enjoyable, so I am hopeful for her at this stage.

Thank you, Louis, for sharing the photos -- it does make a big difference to see something of what is going on.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #36 on: Nov 17, 2017, 07:16 PM »
I don't see anything different except for the, err, interesting new carpet.
Ceiling..
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #37 on: Nov 17, 2017, 08:32 PM »
I think that the new green carpet fits in well, i see that they've left the 'lowered' rim where the model of QE2 in silver used to sit.

Ah - Andy - Just the person!!
I've been meaning to ask about the "Anchoring" of the Asprey Silver Model of QE2
Was it screwed down - and was it one of the most secured pieces on board for your Dept to keep an eye on?
Cant imagine that it was locked away in a safe every night?!
It was placed in a remarkably vulnerable position....
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7648.msg87573.html#msg87573

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #38 on: Nov 17, 2017, 10:53 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
First time seeing this and o-m-gee! The lobby looks MAGNIFICENT!
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #39 on: Nov 19, 2017, 10:43 AM »
Ah - Andy - Just the person!!
I've been meaning to ask about the "Anchoring" of the Asprey Silver Model of QE2
Was it screwed down - and was it one of the most secured pieces on board for your Dept to keep an eye on?
Cant imagine that it was locked away in a safe every night?!
It was placed in a remarkably vulnerable position....
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7648.msg87573.html#msg87573

Although it was on 'open display' it was screwed down inside a fairly secure 'security' glass case and, had it been 'tampered' with at all what was anybody going to do with it? If we were at sea, 'you' were trapped onboard, and if in port 'you' still had to get it off the ship. It was a fair weight and not quite something you could 'hide inside your coat'!

Yes it was in a 'remarkably vulnerable position', but at the same time with the Rotunda being sooo busy, it meant that it was under virtual constant 'observation' by crew/passengers.


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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #40 on: Nov 21, 2017, 11:50 AM »
The Yacht Club today

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #41 on: Nov 21, 2017, 03:30 PM »
Looking good - shiny and clean and ready to greet visitors !   :) :)
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #42 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:44 PM »
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I don't know if you can but if you get a picture of the double room, can you post it?
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #43 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:49 PM »
I don't know if you can but if you get a picture of the double room, can you post it?

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #44 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:51 PM »
I don't know if you can but if you get a picture of the double room, can you post it?

Hi Trevor - do you mean the space that became the Grand Lounge?
With a balcony round the upper deck - where the shops were?