Took guided tour when staying on board. Very interesting story of the history of the vessel from her cruising days through refit to present day. Our guide sailed with ship and was involved in the transformation to the hotel that she is today. Apparently the vessel was completely stripped out (including removal of all asbestos which I believe was time consuming and costly). A great deal of the original furnishing, fitments and art work were packed away when vessel was stripped out and then refurbished & refitted to make this hotel a real view back into an elegant age. Some fantastic and thoughtful touches to retain authenticity like the ceiling in the 'Smoking Room' being inlaid with leather as apparently this helped absorb tobacco smoke. There is a lot of original art work and furnishing from Dutch artists and craftsmen / manufacturers. Of course all this would be wasted without informative and engaging guides and our guide was excellent.
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