ON BOARD ST ANSELM AS ISLA DE BOTAFOC
2: Boat Deck cafeteria, recliner lounge & aft cabins
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Above: The amidships starboard-side arcade looking aft with what used to be 'The Pantry' and latterly the Globetrotter Cafeteria (under Stena) on the inside (right). The seating seen to the left of the picture adds more space to the cafeteria; initially in Spain, this particular area was converted into a baggage room, but in the 2004 refit this was returned to passenger use. This whole area was brightened up at the same time, with new seating, flooring and lighting.
Above & below: Two further views looking forward in the central seating area, taken (above) in 2003 and (below) in 2005. In the former view, the original seating dating back to the 1987 refit was still in place, showing its latter upholstering with typical Globetrotter diamond patterning. In the later view this has been completely replaced.
Above & below: Heading aft from the bar, just aft, facing astern, was the bureau de change. As the Isla de Botafoc, this initially became a small shop (above), but has latterly been converted into a childrens' play area (below).
Above: The walk-around cafeteria servery area remains totally unchanged (other than new flooring) from its conversion to 'The Pantry' in 1987.
Above: Looking forward at the aft end of the starboard walkway in August 2005. Although largely refitted, the main central seating area for the cafeteria retains its old Stena Line carpetting.
Above: Another view of the central seating area, this time looking aft.
Above & below: Another pair of pictures from 2003 (above) and 2005. The first shows the aft starboard seating area on the starboard side with different chairs from the Stena Line era, identical to those still found aboard ships such as the ex-Stena Fantasia. This area is on the right in the second picture.
Above & below: The information desk, just astern of the cafeteria area on the Boat Deck.
Above: On the port side, adjacent to the cafeteria, a completely new space has been created in the form of an upper class reclining seat lounge. This was initially referred to under UMAFISA as the 'Cataluña Lounge' but latterly appears to have assumed the name 'Salón Neptuno'. This could perhaps reflect a Balearia desire to avoid any vague link to the controversial issue of Catalan independence although to the outsider it does seem rather trivial. In large part this new lounge covers the area once occupied by the old ro-ro restaurant but, by extending forward and over to starboard into areas previously given over to cafeteria seating, the new lounge is considerably larger. The greater space has been achieved by demolishing the old dividing walls to the cafeteria, replacing them with the new one several feet further over to starboard (on the left of this picture).
Above: At the aft end of the Boat Deck, the area once occupied by the aft lounges and the extensive Duty Free shops has been entirely converted into overnight accommodation for Spanish service. 42 new cabins have been created here, all with en-suite facilities. This is the view in one of the new cabin corridors.