Our volunteers have constructed a rail to protect the special glass wall plates in the Queens Lounge. The wall plates have been damaged severely by catering transports. Fortunately our volunteers found some spare plates in one of the holds of the ship, so they could replace the damaged plates. The plates were created by Royal Dutch Furniture Factory H.P. Mutters & Sons, who designed and built the Queens Lounge. Picture by Koos Sanderse

In the Smoking Room the operator has removed the trays on the three cupboards. The first picture below shows the recent situation. The second picture shows the present situation, after restoring the cupboard by the Service Stewards. Our volunteers fitted the glass plates that have been stored during the last years. The original character of the Smoking Room, designed by Carel Wirtz, benefits by this change.

Picture Jan-Willem Koene

Picture koos Sanderse

Our volunteers placed a new clock in de Ambassador Room. The original clock has been removed long ago and its appearance is unkown to us. The present clock fits with the atmosphere of the Ambassador Room that was designed by Han van Tienhoven.

The new clock. Picture Klaas Krijnen