The first part of the ship’s interior you see when boarding is the Grand Lobby. Most of the decoration and design is focused on the art deco period highly polished furniture and panelling blending with richly patterned flooring and carpets.
The art deco theme continues into the arcade where window shopping is a most pleasurable experience.
This area of the ship on decks, two and three, is also where most of the entertaiment is staged; mainly in the Queens ballroom or the Royal Court Theatre.
There are numerous bars throughout the ship but the Golden Lion Pub was the largest, also given a fairly big space was the casino.
Pictured below is the Lido Buffet affording sea views both to port and starboard, this restaurant only closes for two hours between 4a.m. and 6a.m. otherwise food and drink is available for the other twenty-two hours.
Some good looking passengers could be seen in the Britannia restaurant enjoying the wide range of adventurous and beautifully presented meals all all served with impeccable ‘White Star’ service.
After dinner the choice of entertainment on the lower decks or watching the passing scenery, or just sun bathing, were only a few of the options available.
I have included these last two pictures to show just how big this megalopolis is, first in dock at Stavanger and secondly leaving Southampton seen from Hythe pier; that was taken a year earlier so you won’t see us in that shot.
This is the final post for this particular holiday, hope you have enjoyed the show, but maybe not as much as we relished cruising as a fine way to see the world.