The Queen Mary in Long Beach: Review + Deals.
The ship known as the Queen Mary is always a popular destination in the SoCal area. When I was single and living in Orange County, this was a fun date night out for dinner. But the venue also hosts some interesting special events and exhibits, including the upcoming holiday event Queen Mary CHILL (find discount tickets).
Now permanently moored at the port of Long Beach, California, The Queen Mary serves as a tourist attraction featuring award winning restaurants, shopping, a museum, 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). Special holiday events are a huge hit with locals and visitors. Their Halloween and Christmas events sell out each year, so if you’re going, plan ahead.
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.
WHERE: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802.
The Queen Mary Deals, Discounts & Coupons
The Queen Mary offers a few ways to save throughout the year via various ticket sources (some, but not all, are from savvy sponsors, which means I make be compensated in some small way). As offers come and go, you’ll find them added here, including coupons and discount tickets for upcoming special events.
SavvyTix » Queen Mary
Discount Tickets 50% Off
SavvyTix » Queen Mary Events Park
Discount Tickets 50% Off
NOTE: If you don’t see a link above, check back for the next discount update.
The Queen Mary Coupon
The coupon previously posted here has not updated this year. I’ll post the next one when it turns up.
Photo Credits: “RMS Queen Mary 2008” by Mfield, Matthew Field; “Queen Mary cabin” by David Krieger, Wikimedia Commons.