All text and photographs (unless stated otherwise) © Paul Timmerman
To read more on the remarkable history of this remarkable passenger ship go to: Topaz ship description
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Topaz in the port of Piraeus Refuelling Builders plate
Hemingway Bar, Upper deck
Main Foyer, Reception Main deck
Tour desk , Main deck
Deck plans Mirror in stairway Coin Laundry, Main deck
Beauty Salon, Allegro deck Elevator doors Classic doors in foyer, Main deck
Central kitchen serving the main restaurant
Special equipment for preparing rice dishes
Topaz Room, main restaurant, Bolero deck
Yacht Club, Verandah deck
Theatre, Upper deck Entrance to shopping area
Promenade, Upper deck
Shopping area, Upper deck
Free area next to Hemingway Bar where meetings are organised with guests visiting the ship
(follow this link to read about the work of the Paeceboat Organisation and Topaz Ship description & history)
In the corners of the Free Area, bronze plates with ornaments in the corners of the room. These partly survive, those missing are filled with wood.
Entrance to the Library/ the Library, Upper deck Plaques next to the entrance of the library
Entrance to the Windjammer Lounge, note the beautifully engraved glass panels. Tis lounge is one of the public spaces onboard which still features it's original fixtures.
Promenade Brass doors to Seminar room, the orginal ones from her Empress of Britain days, looking if they are brand new......
Promenade next to the Game Area, Upper deck PC/ Internet Area, Upper deck
Game Area, Upper deck
Sports Bar, Upper deck
Kitchen next to The Yacht Club, Verandah deck
The Yacht Club restaurant, Verandah deck
Bow propellor exhaust Rounded forward superstructure
Open deck space.....
Relax room T - Club, Verandah deck Gym, Verandah deck
Officers relax space beneath bridge wing
Ship's bell, with her former name Carnivale on it.. Signal deck forward & funnel
Sports deck, Verandah deck Forward open deck space
Bridgewing Telegraph, still working after half a century
Bridge, note the mix of classic and modern equipment