Hot off the press:
Cunard Queens is excited about a new feature aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach: The Stacks Logo Shop.
When I visited Queen Mary end of October 2009, a lot of renovation and reconstruction work was going on which I already commented about in a previous post. I had hoped to do some serious damage to my credit card in the Shell Castle souvenir shop on Promenade Deck, but it was closed to make room for the new Stacks Logo Shop as part of the refurbishment project. Much work and preparation has been done by Everette Hoard, Retail Manager on Queen Mary and Maritime Historian. Everette who is overseeing the project showed us around the new location which was busy with workers in order to make the December deadline.
The shop is set in the ship’s original Radio Telephone Room, Promenade Deck, Port Side. We have utilized the space’s original design and have fitted it with stunning pieces of art deco and original Queen Mary furniture. Designers have brought in materials, even researching correct colours to make sure everything is just right. The new carpet has a colour called Navy Coat, a dark blue grey.
On Wednesday, December 30, 2009 the new shop opened with great fanfare. Having just opened New Year’s week, “Stacks Logo Shop” has been doing a fast business. Offering special items only available from Stacks, one can indulge in a variety of items that include everything from postcards, apparel, personal accessories and even items for the home.
When visiting RMS Queen Mary, please be sure to visit Stacks Logo Shop. In the mean time please be sure to visit the ship’s official web site. I noticed that the Home Page has not yet been updated with the details of the new shop.
This is just the beginning. Many new and exciting things lay ahead for the Queen Mary in 2010 and we will report about it! A photo post about the new shop and its features will come soon. Stay tuned!