Nieuw Amsterdam : Third Class Dining Room. Architect's Rendering. 1938.

Nieuw Amsterdam : Third Class Dining Room. Architect's Rendering. 1938.
THIRD CLASS DINING ROOM: The only Third class public room to survive the 1961 refit, the dining room was located on B Deck, directly below the First and Second class dining rooms. To reach the room, Third class passengers descended a staircase from A Deck and walked forwards along a narrow corridor that bisected the aft Tourist class B Deck foyer. The dining room, fully air conditioned, had tables for two, three, four and large groups. The color scheme was of white and gold fabricord on the walls, trimmed with aluminum, and the floor was carpeted in a reddish tan. The chairs were of laburnum, upholster in gray artificial leather. The most striking feature of the room was its ceiling, of white and gold with a circular motif. The dining room was of high enough quality to serve as the Assembly Room on the ship’s “all first class” prewar cruises, and was retained, although not shown on deck plans, for the ships final 12 seasons as a supplementary dining room for peak season voyages.

Acknowledgements

Jim Kalafus Collection