ON BOARD ST CHRISTOPHER AS IBN BATOUTA
3: Promenade Deck Lounges and Outside Decks
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Above & below: The old tea bar on the Promenade Deck had served latterly as a restaurant on the Stena Antrim, and is seen here in views looking forward (above) and aft on the Ibn Batouta where it was in use as a First Class cafe.
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Above: The servery area has been refurbished by Limadet, and an area of high seating added just aft of the counter.
Above & below: In the toilet areas just aft of the former Tea Bar, the ship retains a variety of old UK signage. 
Above & below: Signs dating from the Sealink British Ferries days still direct and welcome passengers to the Motorists Lounge, aft on the Promenade Deck.
Above & below: The former Motorists' Lounge, looking forward. This is now the 'First Class Lounge' but is largely unchanged from the final Stena Line days, with the aft-facing reclining seats installed when the ship was operating on the Stranraer-Larne run still in place. Around the perimiter, the semi-circular sofa bays remain, but have been reupholstered at some stage.
Above: The aft end of the lounge showing the reclining seats facing out through the large stern windows.
Above: Those same windows, this time seen from the outside deck. In the Sealink British Ferries days, the section of deck enclosed by the railings seen here was reserved for exclusive use of Motorists whose lounge fronted it. Limadet have attempted to reinstate this by preserving this for the use of First Class passengers.
Above & below: Two more views of the aft outside deck on Promenade Deck showing again the first class pen with its associated Deck Bar and the stairs leading up to the Bridge Deck seating area.
Above: Looking forward on the Bridge Deck showing the seating added when this area was opened up to passengers in 1982.