QE2 TOUR AND
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One of the grand penthouse suites. The above is the bedroom
of the Queen Mary suite. Below is the Queen Anne Suite.
Left: Stateroom 3113, an Ultra Deluxe stateroom
on Three Deck. Guests in this category dined in
the Princess Grill or the Britannia Grill. Right:
An Ultra-Deluxe Outside cabin on One Deck.
Exterior Mauretania single
Interior single cabins. Many of these
staterooms had connecting doors to
the neighboring cabins and were
conceived of as an extra bedroom for
a third person thus making the
combined cabins into a suite.
When the ship went into service, a
number of the interior single cabins
on Decks One, Two and Three were
designated Caronia (then-Columbia)
category cabins (Left and right).
However, in the 1990s they were
re-classified so that all of the interior
single cabins became Mauretania
cabins. As a result, some of these
single cabins had the wood paneling
of the ship's original first-class cabins.
Right: A transatlantic class interior
single cabin in the early 1990s.
Left: Stateroom 2089 on Two Deck 2. Guests in this
cabin category dined in the Caronia Restaurant.
Right: Stateroom 3063, the same cabin category on
Three Deck. Below: Stateroom 1015, the same
category on One Deck.
Right: Stateroom 2034, an exterior
Left: A double cabin on Four Deck. These cabins
had both a sleeping area and a separate sitting area.
Guests in these cabins dined in the Mauretania
Left: An Ultra Deluxe Suite on Boat Deck.
These staterooms were added when the
shops were moved to the balcony of the
Grand Lounge in 1972.
Right: When QE2 was constructed, her top-of-the-line
cabins were located on One Deck and Two Deck. Some of
these original staterooms remained Ultra Deluxe Queens
The Grand Suites as well as a series of suites on Sun Deck and Signal Deck were added in a series of dry-dockings in
the 1970s and 1980s. These staterooms were the only ones with balconies and the guests occupying them dined in the
There were a wide variety of accommodations on
QE2. This reflected the fact that most of the vast
majority of the cabins were constructed in place
rather than in prefabricated modules. Consequently,
there were differences in the staterooms even within
the same cabin category.
The accommodations ranged from luxurious duplex
penthouses to functional interior cabins.
A passenger's cabin category determined where he
or she would dine. Guests in the top-of-the-line
suites dined in the Queens Grill with guests in the
lesser cabin categories dining in the Princess and
Britannia Grills, the Caronia Restaurant, and the
Mauretania Restaurant respectively.
While QE2 was originally designed as a two-class
ship, over the years that distinction largely
evaporated. In the end, there was only one lounge
on the ship that remained the exclusive territory of
the Grill category passengers, i.e., the Queens Grill
Lounge. However, this one area was conceptually
no different than the concierge lounges on some
other cruise lines.