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Visit This Floating Long Beach Landmark

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Dec 17th, 2018

The RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that is now permanently docked in Queensway Bay in Long Beach. While the ship sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967, it now remains docked in the Pacific, and serves as both a museum and a historic hotel with 347 staterooms. There’s a lot to see and learn aboard the Queen Mary, which is located less than 2 miles from our Long Beach apartments, from the tours, exhibits, ocean views, haunted history and more. Let’s get into why you should visit this floating Long Beach landmark.

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Tours

The Queen Mary takes you back to an era when ships were the most luxurious way to travel. Choose from guided or self-guided tours where you’ll learn how the ship was built, the advances in technology and engineering at the time, the ship’s ocean journeys and much more. Take the Steam and Steel Tour where you’ll walk through the boiler rooms and generator room or experience the Glory Days Tour where you’ll learn all about the Queen Mary’s glamorous past. There are also a variety of “haunted” tours where you’ll hear stories of the spirits of deceased passengers, the paranormal activity recorded and even visit a few of the most haunted locations on the ship. There’s a tour for every age range.

Hotel

Authentic Art Deco decor of the 1930s adorns each room of the Queen Mary. It’s known for its old-style glamour with all the modern amenities, making a stay at this hotel unlike any other in Southern California. Each room is unique and gives you a true 1930s experience. Stay in one of their suites, staterooms or the haunted Stateroom B340. This room has more paranormal activity reported than any other room with reports of midnight door knocking, lights and faucets running on their own and other chilling stories.

Dining

Feast like royalty at one of the restaurants on the Queen Mary or just stop for a drink at one of their sophisticated bars. Enjoy fine dining at Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge where you’ll see breathtaking views of the ocean, Chelsea Chowder House & Bar which features some of the best fish and British chowders or the Promenade Cafe, perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch. The Queen Mary is also known for their Royal Sunday Brunch that offers over 50 international dishes to choose from.

History

The Queen Mary has been retired since 1967, after taking her 1,000th trip across the North Atlantic. The ship is a British ocean liner that is named after Mary of Teck, the Queen of the United Kingdom from 1910-1936, and wife to King George V. During World War II, the ship was used to transport Allied soldiers. The Queen Mary was then restored back to a passenger ship before making her last trek from Southampton to the Port of Long Beach on October 31, 1967. The Queen Mary hotel and landmark is now owned by the City of Long Beach.

Plan your visit
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-499-1739

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