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Offline Michael Gallagher

Double Room
« on: Oct 14, 2018, 02:37 PM »
The Tourist Class Main Lounge in 1969

Offline Louis De Sousa

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Re: Double Room
« Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2018, 02:46 PM »
Some of those tables ended up in crew areas

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Double Room
« Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2018, 02:48 PM »
The Staircase. There is a story that this was originally fitted incorrectly and should have deposited people straight onto the dancefloor rather than the G Stairway exit. Apparantly when it was removed in 1986 it gave everyone a susprise the way it spang out of its securings when the pressure was released!

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Re: Double Room
« Reply #3 on: Oct 14, 2018, 02:51 PM »
The Staircase. There is a story that this was originally fitted incorrectly and should have deposited people straight onto the dancefloor rather than the G Stairway exit. Apparantly when it was removed in 1986 it gave everyone a susprise the way it spang out of its securings when the pressure was released!

Wow.  If that room was completely intact to its original design now, design types would travel across the world to experience it.
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Double Room
« Reply #4 on: Oct 14, 2018, 03:03 PM »
If QE2 had been a three-class ship the upper level would have been the main Cabin (Second) Class lounge while the lower would have been the main Tourist Class lounge.

While the arguments raged to make QE2 two-class the designers changed the plan so that the Cabin Class dancefloor could be hoisted into the ceiling to open up the space if required.

When QE2 became two-class in 1966 the dancefloor was eliminated and the room became the Double Room.

Online cunardqueen

Re: Double Room
« Reply #5 on: Oct 14, 2018, 08:54 PM »
For me the Double Room was the most beautiful room onboard, l remember walking down those stairs and how your feet fell naturally onto each step. The lovely comfy seats and the Captains Receptions . It was a shock to see how they changed this into The Grand Lounge . You always wondered why put steps either side of the main stage...Granted you could make an entrance. 
The shops in the Double room a much better layout than the mish mash that appeared in the Grand Lounge. Mindyou l guess more shop space equated to more revenue.
« Last Edit: Oct 14, 2018, 08:56 PM by cunardqueen »
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