Queen Elizabeth Ship Review: Art Deco Elements Evoke A Bygone Era

Like the Queens before her, Queen Elizabeth features Art Deco elements that evoke a bygone era.

Tradition reigns at Cunard Line, and that is why the entirety of the Queen Elizabeth is a nod to the company’s former liners. Queen Elizabeth’s art deco design was inspired by the line’s first two Queens, the 1930s-built Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.

Read The Avid Cruiser’s full ship review of Cunard’s newest liner.

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ShipMaven says:

I’m an “avid” reader of yours, and thoroughly enjoy your articles. I subscribe to your newsletter. I take the liberty of making a comment on your wonderful article about the beautiful new Queen Elizabeth.

I grew up aboard the original RMS Queen Elizabeth, sailing transatlantic with my family 4 times yearly in First Class starting in July 1951. She was my all-time favorite, and still has a special place in my heart.

There was no lounge aboard her known as the “Midships Bar” – that name started with QE2. In her original configuration, the “Lizzie”, as we lovingly called her, had the Main Lounge, Salon (aka Ballroom) and Smoke Room on Promenade Deck.

I was fortunate to grow up in an era when gracious transatlantic travel was done by ocean liner crossing. RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth offered fortnightly service – 5 night crossings. They sailed from Southampton on Thursdays and from Manhattan (Pier 90) on Wednesdays.

In your article, the knighted Commodores are mentioned. In my early days, Queen Elizabeth’s Master was Sir Ivan Thompson. Her legendary Purser was Lionel Carine.

Thank you for evoking some very pleasant memories. I am eager to sail aboard the Lizzie’s namesake!

ShipMaven, aka Mary Ann

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