September 4, 2017 eazynazy 47Comment

Queen Mary is an Iconic 1936 Ocean Liner which retired in 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach , California. This is also known as one of the haunted places in California and has now become a tourist attraction with restaurants, Hotel and breathtaking views of long beach.

 

 

I have to admit, I have never been on a cruise before so this was the first time I am seeing a cruise up close and throughout the trip I was thinking ONLY about the Titanic lol .

Sunset and the View

I bought a Royal Passport which includes, Self-Guided audio tour, Queen Mary Historic exhibits, Princess Diana exhibit. They also gave us a map so that you don’t get lost because this is HUGE , and it’s in fact bigger than the original Titanic , and so navigating through the ship was like an adventure.

There’s so much to see and do here, They have this area where all the cruises in scaled down models are cut into half so you can see the cross section of the entire cruise.

The Diana Exhibit is every girl’s dream, here you can see some of the beautiful outfits and Jewelry which once Diana wore. You can also get to learn more about the Princess Diana. I wish I could show you this entire exhibit but taking pictures are prohibited inside the Exhibit.

Picture Credit : Queen Mary

The coolest and a bit scary part was the engine room, You can actually go down and see all the engines related to the ship which are so huge that you will definitely get lost if you don’t follow the crowd . I found it really cool because such things you will never get to see in other cruises.

Spooky Hall Way
The Engine Room

There’s also a 4D theater  which had a Spongebob 15 minutes movie running with little spurts of mists and bubbles.

The Night View

Later we went to Chelsea Chowder House to have a quick Brunch, trust me the View from the restaurant was awesome during the day. I bet the Night View would be Breathtaking.

Apart from all these they also have special Exhibits during every season, please check their website for upcoming events.

Last year I have been to Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Tour which was hell scary with monsters everywhere.  This fall Southern California’s most haunted Halloween event begins on September 28th till November 1st with more monsters and more craziness. So go get your tickets here for this Halloween.

A glimpse of Last year’s Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Location :

 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Tickets :

Prices Vary based on the type of tour you want , I actually bought a Royal Passport on Groupon for 15$ . The admission is Free after 6pm except during the Blackout Dates.

Parking : 

There’s lots of parking but the prices are 18$ to 40$ . I found them really expensive but if you are eating in one of their restaurants inside the cruise then the parking is Free.

Links : 

Website : QueenMary.com

Facebook : @thequeen.mary

Instagram : @thequeenmary

 

47 thoughts on “A Day on Queen Mary

  1. How funny to see a British Royal inspired ship around California! I saw the Princess Diana collection here in Kensington Palace, very beautiful indeed. You took some great photos of the ship and sunset, it really takes you there!

  2. How absolutely grand this tour looks! And so cool that you could even enjoy brunch on the Queen Mary. I think going down into the engine room would be such a cool experience – a part of a cruise ship that you will hardly ever get to experience. That Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Tour looks scary as hell though!! Ahhh! Not sure how well I would do with all the monsters haha.

  3. You are totally right! Queen Mary does remind me a lot of the Titanic (well, what I gathered from the movie). I wonder why there’s a Princess Diana exhibit. Also, it must have been very cool to go down to the engine rooms. Again, a very Titanic (movie) moment! 🙂

  4. I have seen a ton of shows documenting the Queen Mary ship. This would be a bucket list destination for me. Thanks for sharing your experience, it got me even more curious to visit it someday!

  5. Wow, A day on Queen Mary looks so tempting and it is a real luxury. Diana Exhibit looks stunning and royal as I always admires Diana and would like to see her personal collections. Engine room though scary, must be knowledgeable visit. Night view is also worth watching. Hopefully I will go on this cruise, one day!

  6. I insisted that my husband drive me to the Queen Mary a few months ago when were in CA! We didn’t have time to explore, but I just wanted to see it since I’ve read so much about it. Your photos make me want to go back and take the tour!

  7. I had no idea they had events on the ship. I knew it was there but didn’t know about any of this. Perfect time of year to go check it out!

  8. My husband and I went to the QUEEN MARY once. We were going because we wanted a free trip to Hawaii but we wound up not being able to do it because we didn’t have a credit card – LOL! Since that was a fail, I wanted to go to the brunch buffet. But the line was so long so FAIL again. HA! Needless to say, we haven’t been back since!

  9. I’m enjoying the pictures you have shared until I saw the last one. It’s creepy 🙁 I think I won’t be interested in that Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. But I envy you for having such a great time in your cruise. Maybe someday I will too..

  10. I’m totally down for a Halloween visit on the Queen Mary! I’m fairly familiar with the ship and still didn’t realize there was the Princess Diana exhibit.

  11. What a cruise ship! There are many cruise ships going between Sweden, Finland and Estonia and evrybody love to go on weekend cruise to party and get drunk. But this cruise ship seems to have more class!😂

  12. The most haunted place in California is a huge title!! Brunch looked delicious and you can’t beat a view like that! I would love to explore the Queen Mary, imagine if you were alone in the dark exploring! That would be scary!

  13. I only knew about the Queen Mary because of their Dark Harbor Tours during the Halloween time, but I had no idea they were always open to exhibit the ship itself! I love the Princess Diana exhibit and the views from the port. Great pictures, and it looked like you had a great time 🙂

  14. In Sacramento we have the Delta King, but it’s no match for the splendor, elegance, beauty and size of the Queen Mary. I’d love to see their Haunted House – The Dark Harbor!

  15. I love this whole concept. What an interesting night out this looks like. My daughter would like the haunted part and I would like everything else.

  16. A tour of Queen Mary has been on my mind for a while now. although the hallway looks spooky, I can deal with everything else. The picture from last year did give me the creeps though 😉 Cheers!!

  17. I am not much of a cruise lover. Although I had been to a few earlier. However, this one day tour on Queen Mary looks interesting. It has a certain spookiness to it. Especially that Hallway. Not sure if I’ll do that or not 😛

  18. Its a lovely cruise you have been to. I was always wanting to plan a cruise with my boyfriend. After reading this I surely will. Lovely photos btw 🙂

  19. I have never been on an ongoing, long haul cruise before but I’m really fascinated to try it someday. Queen Mary may not be sailing anymore but it definitely gives the vibe of how it would feel to sail in a cruise; of course the haunted part is an exception though.

  20. Nice description. I love your writing. However, “A glimpse of Last year’s Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor” can be disturbing for some of the readers. But I like the way they show brutality.
    Never heard about the ship, thrilling!!!

  21. This is on my bucket list for sure! I can’t imagine what this experience was like. I have to admit that I’m a total chicken and probably would freak out if I ever did the haunted tour ha!

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