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Enjoy Luxury, History and Fun On The Queen Mary

20 October 2016 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
The Queen Mary - Long Beach, CA The Queen Mary - Long Beach, CA

An experience unlike any other is waiting for you aboard the Queen Mary, and this year is extra special because it's the majestic Queen's 80th anniversary of her maiden voyage.

The RMS Queen Mary is Britain's masterpiece - no expense was spared in the building of this ship, which was - and still is - the height of luxury. Known for her grandeur and elegance, the Queen Mary attracted the rich and famous including Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill and members of England's royal family. Its passenger list was considered a "Who's Who" of Hollywood celebrities.

Now docked in Long Beach, you too can enjoy the glory of this iconic ship. Tours, special events, and a wide range of dining experiences appeal to all age groups and interests. Each tour of the ship offers a different fun and unique focus: the Audio Tour lets you stroll the decks while listening to the stories behind the Queen's artwork, famous pictures, and more; voted one of the top 10 haunted places in America, the Haunted Encounters tour takes you right to the spots where ghostly sightings have occurred; twilight tours and seances reveal the ship's haunted history; and Glory Days Historical takes you beyond the myths and legends, revealing true stories and fun facts you've never heard, from the Queen's passenger ship days through her service in WWII.

There are always special events to discover, like the Art Deco Festival; Salon Series with exclusive films, musical performances, and lectures; the Shoreline Jam; and the always popular and fabulous New Year's Eve party (book early, it sells out every year!).

The new 4-D theater combines 3-D viewing with 4-D effects like actual scents, wind, and more, with different shows that appeal to all ages. Step into English royalty in the Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit that showcases over 2,000 items belonging or related to the "people's princess", including a dazzling display of gowns and personal items.

Take a different type of tour - the ship offers culinary adventures from five-star dining in Sir Winston's Restaurant & Lounge and the contemporary Chelsea Fish House & Bar to the Tea Room's unique dining in a less formal atmosphere and the Promenade Cafe, a family-friendly American dining experience with ocean views.

There's so much more to see and enjoy; make your visit perfect with a stay at the Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach, less than half an hour away from the Queen Mary. Contact us for information and reservations.


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