The Queen Mary in Long Beach

Jul 08

The Queen Mary in Long Beach is one of Long Beach’s best-known attractions. Resting in Long Beach Harbor is the RMS Queen Mary, a colossal ship that was bigger, faster and more powerful than the Titanic. The 1,000-foot ship began her life when the first keel plate was laid in 1930 at the John Brown shipyard in Clyde, Scotland. The depression held up her construction between 1931 and 1934, but she was finally completed, making her maiden voyage on May 27, 1936.

On the dining room wall, a map tracked the position of the Queen Mary and her sister ships the Queen Elizabeth as passengers anticipated their passing in mid-ocean. There are several options for visiting the Queen Mary:

  • Self-guided Shipwalk tours take visitors over the 1020-footQueen Mary, from the engine room to the wheelhouse.
  • Daily guided tours explore the glorious past of Queen Mary, from the luxurious dining room to the indoor fresh water swimming pool.
  • The Ghosts and Legends of the Queen Mary tour dramatize paranormal and historic events over the last sixty years.

While staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites Long Beach hotel, you’re only minutes away from this popular Long Beach attraction. Book Directly on the Hotel’s Website for the Lowest Possible Rate:  http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/reservations

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