Here are a few more images of Queen Elizabeth’s art deco interiors, officially released by Cunard today.
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The Grand Lobby is three decks high and in the centre of the curving staircase will be a large marquetry mural – one of the features to be revealed in detail at a later date.
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The Midships Bar, on the lower level of the lobby atrium, takes its name from a bar on the original RMS Queen Elizabeth and will, says Carol Marlow, be the venue for Ivor Novello-style musical evenings around the piano.
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The Royal Court Theatre, seating 832, is better equipped than many West End theatres. It will be the venue for lavish musical productions and performances by visiting actors from RADA, and will double as a cinema and lecture theatre.
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The Yacht Club, high up on Deck 10 and adjacent to the Commodore Club, takes its name from the popular and lively bar and nightclub on QE2. Its 270-degree panoramic windows overlook the Pavilion Pool.
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The Garden Lounge looks like it will be a big improvement on Queen Victoria’s rather unimpressive Winter Garden.
Some areas have not yet been revealed. Cunard are planning an upgrade of the casual buffet Lido restaurant area, and are still to decide on what themes will be put in place for casual dinners. Suggestions, anyone?
And they are saying nothing yet about the ship’s alternative restaurant, for which guests will have to pay an extra cover charge. It may feature a celebrity chef, but we’ll have to wait to find out who.
Unlike Marco Pierre White’s White Room restaurant on P&O’s Ventura, which has pride of place high up at the stern, Queen Elizabeth’s “premium” restaurant will be tucked away on Deck 2, round the corner from the Golden Lion pub.