Title: Layout of the main decks
Pages: 48 - 49
Text: Layout of the main decks
QE2's interior is complex, but the designers have made every effort to make the sequences of rooms logical.
The passengers' entrance is on Two Deck, via the Midships Lobby designed by Dennis Lennon. Lifts and stairs lead direct to the three decks of cabins below, the single deck of cabins and three of public rooms above. Of the cabins, the 291 first-class are by Jon Bannenberg, and the 687 tourist by Dennis Lennon. In addition, there are 46 de luxe suite rooms designed by Dennis Lennon, Gaby Schreiber, and Stefan Buzas & Alan Irvine; a number of tourist cabins also make up into suites.
Although there is no division of decks and public areas by class, the Quarter Deck can be reserved for passengers occupying first-class cabins who dine in the Columbia Restaurant, designed by Dennis Lennon. Beyond the restaurant is the smart Grill Room, also by Dennis Lennon, and aft on this deck are the Q4 Room nightclub, designed by David Hicks, the Queen's Room by Michael Inchbald, and the Card Room and Library by Jon Bannenberg.
Above the Queen's Room is the doubleheight Double Room, the largest on any liner and main meeting area on the ship, designed by Jon Bannenberg. Connected by a Promenade passage are the Upper Deck Library on the port side and the Theatre Bar to starboard, both by Dennis Lennon, giving access to the theatre, designed by Gaby Schreiber. Up front is the Britannia Restaurant, by Dennis Lennon, and beyond it The Lookout, a sitting-room-cumbar overlooking the bows, by Theo Crosby.
Most of the public rooms on Boat Deck were designed by Stefan Buzas & Alan Irvine; the shopping arcades, the London Gallery and the 736 night club. Midships on this deck is the Coffee Shop and Juke Box, the teenage area with pin-tables and dancing designed by Elizabeth Mower White and Tony Heaton while students at the Royal College of Art. They also designed the Children's area on the Sports Deck. The Synagogue, designed by Misha Black, is on Three Deck and the two indoor pools, by Jon Bannenberg and Dennis Lennon, are on Six and Seven Decks. Officer and crew accommodation is designed by Jo Pattrick, who also designed the hospital.
With so many miles of corridor, directional signs have been worked out in great detail; graphics are the responsibility of Theo Crosby of Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes.
The scale of this cut-through elevation of QE2 is 1:861. The plans of the three main decks of public rooms situated in the superstructure are to a scale 1:654. The Sports Deck at the top includes the Bridge, officer's accommodation,
and the children's indoor and outdoor play areas.