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Oriana Deck Plans

I found the site below showing Oriana deck plans, including D Deck Engineers cabins and machinery spaces that I hadn't seen before. There is also a photo of the engine room plates showing controls of both engines in one shot.

http://www.ssmaritime.com/build-oriana4.htm

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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What a fantastic site! A great find, Greg.

Where are you from: Ipswich originally, now Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.

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Great plans and yet another trip down memory lane.
I notice on "A" Deck there is The Silver Grill does anyone remember when this disappeared and did it just become more cabins. I guess it was around the time the ship became one class.

Where are you from: Wilmington, Sussex

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Quote: David Stott
Great plans and yet another trip down memory lane.
I notice on "A" Deck there is The Silver Grill does anyone remember when this disappeared and did it just become more cabins. I guess it was around the time the ship became one class.


The Silver Grill did, indeed, become more cabins. It unfortunately disappeared prior to the ship's one-class conversion (which was in 1973), rather around 1965/66, when Orient Line was absorbed totally into P&O and the 4 Orient ships lost their corn-coloured hulls. In Orcades, Oronsay and Orsova, the Silver Grills became cinemas but, because Oriana had a purpose-built cinema from day one, the equivalent space was converted to cabins.

The whole exercise was, possibly, rather short-sighted carried out, I suspect, because none of the P&O ships had the Silver Grill facility, only the Orient ones. Rather ironic now, considering the modern fashion of having one or more extra-tariff venues in every ship.

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Thanks Alan for the info. I joined Oriana soon after the one class conversion and there was no sign of the Silver Grill. How times have changed regarding onboard revenue, in my days at sea it was mainly limited to bars and shore excursions and of course the shops, but these were quiet limited also. There was not even a casino on Oriana. There were some slot machines that were operated by my boss the Catering Deputy Purser, but i was the one that had to unblock them when they got stuck. Then during my time on Oriana along came David Traynor (fruity) who took over the day to day maintenance.

Where are you from: Wilmington, Sussex

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