QUEEN ELIZABETH Triple Decked!, Part Three: Cabins, Art and Details

QUEEN ELIZABETH, Triple Decked!

Top to Bottom Tour, Part Three: Accommodation, Art and Details

The final installment in this Triple Decked! feature, Peter Knego’s photo tour of Cunard Line’s brand new QUEEN ELIZABETH, covers several categories of accommodation from the largest and most opulent suites to simple insides as well as a random sampling of art and decorative fittings that help give this ship her distinct appeal.

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Click Here for Peter Knego’s Sea Trek account of the QUEEN ELIZABETH’s official naming and preview at Southampton

Click Here for Part One of QUEEN ELIZABETH Triple Decked: Decks 12 to 9

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Accommodation:

There are 1,046 staterooms on board the QUEEN ELIZABETH, 892 of which are outside and 738 of those with balconies.

127 Grill Suites include four 1,375 to 1,493 square foot Grand Suites named for knighted former Cunard commodores.

Grand Suite sitting area.
Grand Suite Bedroom.
Grand Suite bathroom.
Grand Suite walk-in closet.

There are also two 1,100 square foot Master Suites, also named for knighted former Cunard commodores.

Master Suite sitting area.
Master Suite sitting area, ctd.
Master Suite dining area.
Master Suite bedroom.
Master Suite Bathroom.

25 Penthouse Suites measure 551 — 615 square feet

Penthouse Suite sitting area.
Another Penthouse Suite sitting area.
Penthouse Suite bedroom.
Penthouse Suite bedroom.
Penthouse Suite WC.
Penthouse Suite closet.
Penthouse verandah.

35 Queens Suites (not available for inspection at time of visit and thus not shown) measure 484 to 671 square feet

The above Queens Grill stateroom amenities include single seating dinner in the Queens Grill from 6:30 to 9:00 PM; butler and concierge service; bon voyage bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries; satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels; direct dial telephone; refrigerator; hair dryer; safe; bar stcked with spirits, wines and soft drinks; pre-dinner canapes; in suite dining from the Queens Grill menu; daily fresh fruit; fresh flowers; 24 hour room service; personalized stationary;  books and atlas; daily shipboard newspaper; pillow concierge menu; full bathroom with bath and shower; soft terry robes and slippers; special sweet dreams turndowns; surprise on formal nights; nightly turndown service with chocolate; 220 volt British 3 pin sockets and 110 volt US 2 pin sockets; priority embarkation; priority disembarkation tender services and priority luggage delivery.


61 Princess Suites measure 335 — 513 square feet

Princess Suite.
Princess Suite WC.
Princess Suite closet.

Princess Grill amenities include:  single seating dinner in the Princess Grill Restaurant from 6:30 to 9:00 PM; concierge service; bon voyage bottle of wine and fresh strawberries; satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels; direct dial telephone; refrigerator; hair dryer; safe; in suite dining from the Princess Grill menu; daily fresh fruit; fresh flowers; 24 hour room service; personalized stationery; atlas; daily shipboard newspaper; pillow concierge menu; full bathroom with bath and shower; soft terry robes and slippers; nightly turndown service with chocolate; 220 volt British 3 pin sockets and 110 volt US 2 pin sockets; priority embarkation; exclusive access to the Courtyard, the Grills Lounge and the Grills Terrace.


39 Britannia Club Suites measure 258 — 470 square feet and provide dining access to the open seating Britannia Club Restaurant.

Category A3 cabin --.
Another category A3 cabin...

Britannia Club guests receive the following special amenities:  bon voyage bottle of wine; pillow concierge menu; single seating dinner in the Britannia Club Restaurant between 6:30 and 9:00 PM; satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels; direct dial telephone; fruit basket (on request); refrigerator; hairdryer; safe; 24 hour room service; daily shipboard newspaper; bathrobe and slippers; nightly turndown service with chocolate; 220 volt 3 pin British sockets and 110 volt 2 pin American sockets.


572 Balcony Cabins measure 242 — 472 square feet

Balcony cabin 5174, facing port.
Balcony cabin 5174 WC.

146 Outside Cabins (not available for inspection and thus not shown) measure 180 — 201 square feet

162 Insides measure 152 — 243 square feet

Inside Cabin 7122.

Handicap Access Cabins

Handicap Cabin 7093.

There are 14 wheelchair accessible cabins with specially modified controls and WCs in various categories.

Stateroom spa amenities.

Stateroom amenities are by Gilchrist and Soames and include soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and bath gel.  All Britiannia level staterooms feature:  bon voyage half bottle of wine; dinner in the Britannia Restaurant at either 6:00 PM or 8:30 PM; satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels; direct dial telephone; fruit basket (on request); refrigerator; hairdryer; safe; 24 hour room service; daily shipboard newspaper; bathrobe and slippers; nightly turndown service with chocolate; 220 volt 3 pin British sockets and 110 volt 2 pin American sockets.

Artwork:

Mural in Midships Bar.
Painting of the first QUEEN ELIZABETH in New York harbor.
Cunarders Gallery image of Churchill and a Siemens telegraph from one of the first QUEENs.
Painting of RMS AQUITANIA as an hospital ship.
Painting of HM Queen Elizabeth.
RMS SYLVANIA and RMS BRITANNIC by Robert Lloyd.
RMS SYLVANIA by Robert Lloyd.
Lower Manhattan skyline painting.
Replica of portrait of young Queen Elizabeth.
Verandah Restaurant mural inspired by the Zinkheisen murals on the first QUEEN MARY.
Detail from David Linley marquetry panel.

Artifacts:

Silver model of QE2 in the Yacht Club.
QE2 bell and plate.

Random Details:

Totally random carpet shot #1.
Totally random carpet shot #2.
Totally random carpet shot #3.
Totally random carpet shot #4.
Totally random carpet shot #5.
Totally random carpet shot #6.
Britannia Club glass panel detail.
Totally random carpet shot #7.
Liner detail in landing.
Totally random carpet shot #8.
Verandah Restaurant finger "refresher".
Verandah Restaurant sea salt.

End Of QUEEN ELIZABETH Triple Decked!

Special thanks: Jackie Chase, Martin Cox, Marilyn Green, Christopher Kyte, Brian O’Connor

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
Peter Knego
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