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A lady friend has recently completed a 39 day cruise on the Queen Victoria and enjoyed it so much she plans to go again but must wait as the ship is due to go into dock to ,Quote, "have a whole new back put on it".
Sounds a major but cruising old ladies could get it wrong.
Does anyone know what is planned for the ship?

Bob
 

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Adding an extra block of cabins at the after end of the superstructure. This would make her to be the same as the ELIZABETH. If they can cram on a cabin or few they will.
 

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Adding an extra block of cabins at the after end of the superstructure. This would make her to be the same as the ELIZABETH. If they can cram on a cabin or few they will.
Sounds like a bit of the old Greek style of doing business has crept into the Q.V. Management.
 

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Correction to that - I was mixing up ships (Blames wife.... )
The Chart Room area on Queen Victoria will be closed off and become the Britannia Club.
The Lounge I was thinking about is the Commodore Club and stays, which is good.

Looking at the before and after deck plans - The Aft ends look identical, so no big change there.
 

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The aft end on the 'Sicky Vicky' is more sloped. The Elizabeth's is almost vertical. She was built that way. A bit of the way HAL's Vista class.

Both ships are quite nice. I wish designers would stop playing around with nice ships!
 

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Sounds like a bit of the old Greek style of doing business has crept into the Q.V. Management.

LOL.

Add more cabins = more passengers.

No extra public spaces.

More cramped place.

Less service to manage more passengers.

All those nice terraces on the after deck will be ruined.
 

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I have now had a good look at the current Cunard brochure which shows before and after.

The Aft end suites are still identical, size, name, layout.
The additional cabins are being inserted forward of those suites and, as Stephen says, the whole aft end will change.
That is a shame because I thought that the slope looked better.

Confusingly the profile view of the Lizzy in the brochure shows a sloping stern.
 

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Yes, I doubt the person picking the image in the brochure knows what ship it is.

The real to tell them apart from ahead is the canopy above the to observation deck. The Victoria's is 'open' and uncovered. Elizabeth's is closed and covered... tall & white.

Personally I think the Victoria looks better than the MaryTwo!
 

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