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The ship's delayed maiden voyage would not take place for another 10 months. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFor the fan of ship design, it is fascinating to compare this plan with later ones. Many spaces shown here, such as the 736 Club, The Juke Box, and the Coffee Shop, disappeared in the 1972 retrofit. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe biggest changes took place up on Signal and Sports decks where penthouses were fitted. The Observation Platform and open deck space on this plan were eliminated. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTo me, the most unfortunate change took place towards the bow on Upper Deck. To solve a food delivery problem in the Britannia Restaurant, the large Look-Out Bar, the only forward facing public room on the QE2, was replaced by a new kitchen. Wonderful QUEEN MARY-esque windows were blanked over and an unattractive kitchen extension jutted out. From my own 1986 crossing I can assure you that service and delivery issues remained unsolved. Dousing my annoyance with a dry Vodka Gibson in the lipstick-red splendor of the Look-Out Bar would have helped greatly. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThere are other changes to be discovered, so plan to spend time pouring over this plan and keep a newer plan handy. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eExcellent condition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

QE2: 1969 - Pre-maiden voyage deck plan from 1968

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Cunard Line: Perhaps the most interesting of all QE2 deck plans, the pre-maiden voyage fold-out (24.5" by 32.5") from July 1968. The ship's delayed maiden voyage would not take place for another 10 months.

For the fan of ship design, it is fascinating to compare this plan with later ones. Many spaces shown here, such as the 736 Club, The Juke Box, and the Coffee Shop, disappeared in the 1972 retrofit.

The biggest changes took place up on Signal and Sports decks where penthouses were fitted. The Observation Platform and open deck space on this plan were eliminated.

To me, the most unfortunate change took place towards the bow on Upper Deck. To solve a food delivery problem in the Britannia Restaurant, the large Look-Out Bar, the only forward facing public room on the QE2, was replaced by a new kitchen. Wonderful QUEEN MARY-esque windows were blanked over and an unattractive kitchen extension jutted out. From my own 1986 crossing I can assure you that service and delivery issues remained unsolved. Dousing my annoyance with a dry Vodka Gibson in the lipstick-red splendor of the Look-Out Bar would have helped greatly.

There are other changes to be discovered, so plan to spend time pouring over this plan and keep a newer plan handy.

Excellent condition.

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