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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #75 on: Dec 01, 2017, 05:25 PM »
It would be logical to either put something in the cases, or to remove them.  Given that they're still there, we can surely assume that something will be put in them?
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #76 on: Dec 01, 2017, 06:32 PM »
Taken at the end of the Farewell crossing..in the wee small hours
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« Reply #77 on: Dec 01, 2017, 07:17 PM »
The walking area on Upper Deck between the G-Stairway and Yacht Club October 2017
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #78 on: Dec 01, 2017, 09:56 PM »
What is surprising is generally how much brighter lightwise everything looks.
If thats as good as my praise gets..so be it  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #79 on: Dec 02, 2017, 04:15 PM »
I’m impressed.

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« Reply #80 on: Dec 02, 2017, 11:22 PM »
This is outstanding work by the team in Dubai! These renovations have simply updated and enhanced QE2's already gorgeous interiors, it looks like she has just sailed out of a Cunard approved refit!
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #81 on: Dec 02, 2017, 11:45 PM »
This is outstanding work by the team in Dubai! These renovations have simply updated and enhanced QE2's already gorgeous interiors, it looks like she has just sailed out of a Cunard approved refit!

What am i missing? I just see a new carpet.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #82 on: Dec 03, 2017, 10:58 AM »
When considering QE2s refit, I've always liked the Benoy's design mantra of restore, renovate and recreate and this fits in well with that.

Perhaps the cabinets can be filled eventually with stuff relating to her role as a flotel.   
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« Reply #83 on: Dec 17, 2017, 01:45 PM »
What am i missing? I just see a new carpet.

Then look closer LOL, $$$Ms must have been spent on her. So many years standing idle in that heat with no A/C would have destroyed her soft furnishings and done untold damage to her interiors. While I know I'll never see her again I am pleased to see her looking so fresh, clean and above all.... Looked after :-)

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #84 on: Dec 18, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Then look closer LOL, $$$Ms must have been spent on her. So many years standing idle in that heat with no A/C would have destroyed her soft furnishings and done untold damage to her interiors. While I know I'll never see her again I am pleased to see her looking so fresh, clean and above all.... Looked after :-)

No I know that, and I've been banging on about that ever since they turned off her engines.  It was so maddening to see them keep her AC on almost non-stop from Nov 2008 to Dec 2012, at a cost of nearly half a million dollars a month, then for it all to be "lost" over the subsequent years.  But in terms of DESIGN and seeing what they're doing - I literally see a new carpet - there is literally nothing else altered in the restaurant photos, or outside the Yacht Club.  I see a new ceiling panel in the midships lobby, which is tastefully done but would appear to lower the ceiling height somewhat.   I can imagine what has been required behind the scenes to start to get her towards operating again, but I can't SEE it in the photos. The biggest change in photos I've seen of her in the past 3 years, is what they've removed from the outside spaces...
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #85 on: Dec 18, 2017, 07:17 PM »
What they have done is a clean up for window dressing. I am sure very little has been done technically such as new piping, air conditioning.
They will do some strategic events during the winter months using the open decks ,upper deck and boat deck restaurants. They will use the penthouse suites as show cabins and in December 2018 they will advertise her as a condo hotel and start selling condos from which the down payments will fund the project in conjunction with sucker investors, and banks, the same type as they got for the world project.
At the end of the day the project will fail because she is in lousy location, unless they close down Dubai dry docks and develop that area. Another problem is unless you have 1500 people  on the ship she will be like a ghost ship and will lack any atmosphere. The type of room upgrade to match Dubai hotel standards will mean she would be a 300 room condo and even then it will not be enough to compete . However Dubai are past masters at putting a positive spin on a sales pitch, eventually they will realise she is a ship with a corroding hull and a disintegrating aluminium superstructure and in time she will fail.

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #86 on: Feb 15, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Mods- This topic could be moved now to the QE2 News ? My contact from these photos is not onboard anymore

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #87 on: Feb 15, 2018, 09:02 AM »
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« Reply #88 on: Feb 15, 2018, 01:13 PM »
I have enjoyed a few cocktails in the Crystal bar on QE2 and I hope I can enjoy a few more in the future. 
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #89 on: Feb 15, 2018, 07:43 PM »
I prefer to remember it as it was.

It was always straight to the Crystal bar for Cosmopolitans on the first night . . .  and the second night . .  etc

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