The Queen Mary, now permanently moored at the port of Long Beach, California, serves as a tourist attraction featuring a museum, award winning restaurants, shopping, and even a hotel. Officially retired from service in 1967, the ship is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
FUN THINGS TO DO: Aboard the legendary Queen Mary you can take a Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship. You can explore the restored areas that have been under wraps since the ship’s final voyage in 1967, such as the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms. You can also shop, dine, or even stay the night in an original First Class Stateroom. Historic things to see include the ships Cold War weapons, and the Russian submarine (code name: Scorpion).
HISTORY OF THE QUEEN MARY: Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, RMS Queen Mary was part of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York City. She sailed mostly on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. One of two ships built by the British in response to the German and French superliners built in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
When World War II began, The Queen Mary became a troopship to ferry allied soldiers. After the war, she became a passenger ship again, along with sister ship the Queen Elizabeth. The two ships were the go-to modes of transportation for getting across the Atlantic. But times changed in the 1950’s when jet airliners took over. By the mid-1960s, Queen Mary was showing her age and operating at a loss. She was officially retired from service in 1967.
The Queen Mary offers a few ways to save throughout the year. As offers come and go, you’ll find them added here, including coupons and discount tickets for upcoming special events.
Discount Tickets » Queen Mary
NOTE: When this deal expires the link will disappear automatically.
COUPON: Not updated for summer 2015. I’ll post the next one here when it turns up.
WHERE: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802.
SAVVY TIP: When you visit, expect to pay a lot for for parking (around $15 or so).