Thursday Doors: Travel Bureau, RMS Queen Mary

The always lovely Norm from Norm 2.0 has a great weekly feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  He invites fellow bloggers to share unique and interesting doors that we happen upon.

During my visit a few months ago to the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, I came upon this little gem.  This door leads to the “Travel Bureau” office.  During the ‘Golden Age of Travel’, passengers could purchase tickets for other modes of transportation.

For example, let’s suppose a well-heeled couple was traveling from Southampton, England to New York City (the Queen Mary took 1,200 cross-Atlantic voyages on this route).  They might want to purchase train tickets to travel to Chicago.

Why, even theater tickets or hotel reservations could be made behind this lovely door!

Can you see the etched glass on the door and windows?  This style of decor is all over the ship.  So is the beautiful art deco (as you can see with the signage in this photo).

I wonder what it was like to be sailing aboard this phenomenal ship, book tickets for a Broadway show in New York City, and then take a train trip across the country.  A delightful experience, no doubt!


  20 comments for “Thursday Doors: Travel Bureau, RMS Queen Mary

  1. July 11, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Oh, yes, an excellent find. Must have been quite a journey and a rather expensive one as well. Think of the long, leisurely trip vs the plane ride these days. Advantages and disadvantages to each but so very different.


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    • July 11, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Hi Janet, thank you so much! Oh yes, I was thinking that as well. It would have been incredible but definitely advantages and disadvantages as you mentioned! Cher xo

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  2. July 11, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Those are amazing!

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  3. July 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    A very special door indeed. Not only the look but also its history.

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    • July 11, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Oh yes, I know that many a passenger/political figure/Golden Age celebrity walked through those doors! Wouldn’t it have e been amazing to see? Cher xo


      • July 12, 2019 at 12:37 am

        Oh, yes, and only imagining it brings those vibes back in some way.

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      • July 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        It most certainly does, Erika! And isn’t that cool? Cher xo

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      • July 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm

        Very cool, Cher! Have a great Friday 😊

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      • July 12, 2019 at 7:21 pm

        I think you are now well into Saturday so have a great Saturday! 🙂 Thank you, dear Erika! Cher xo

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      • July 13, 2019 at 9:41 am

        Haha, you are absoluely right, Cher! Thank you and so are you meanwhile. Have a great weekend. Lots of love 💖

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      • July 13, 2019 at 12:41 pm

        Right back at you, my dear! Thank you! Cher xo

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  4. July 11, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    These are really lovely doors. I particularly like the world map on the glass.

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    • July 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Aren’t they something? Yes, I thought that was very striking! Thank you!! Cher xo

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  5. July 12, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Oh what a nice touch of putting the maps in the etched glass like that. Good find Cher 🙂

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    • July 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      I thought it was too, Norm! Why thank you so much!! Cher xo

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