Thursday, March 5, 2009
Click HERE to tour the Rose Suite from Cameron's movie. The Straus Sitting Room and one of the bedrooms looks a lot like the photos above (the photo of the bedroom is an example of what 1st Class cabins looked like on the ship and is not known if this is actually what the Straus Suite bedroom looked like).
Click HERE to see the Strauss Suite (James Cameron used some things from the Straus Suite in Rose's Suite).
The Straus suite was the most opulent suite on the ship. It was one of 4 Parlor Suites which included one bedroom, a sitting room, two wardrobes, one bathroom, and 1 fireplace. The cabins were C-55 and C-57. The sitting room (C-55) was of the Regency Decor, and had the fireplace. The panels were deep and rich in color, with 24 carat gold gilt all around. It was certainly one of the most beautiful rooms on the ship. The bedroom (C-57) was Empire Style. We know that the room survived the sinking intact, but not intact anymore. In 2006, James Cameron went into the Straus suite. He had a hard time getting to it, but he found the dark wood still there along with gilt inlays, the fireplace, and the clock still sitting upright on the mantle. However, the bedrooms have collapsed and there's no getting to them.