Queen Mary – Long Beach, California – November, 2011
October 5, 2012 4 Comments
NOT JUST UNIQUE… ONE OF A KIND
“Transport yourself back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary is now a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue. The Queen Mary gives visitors a unique glimpse into a bygone era when steamships were the most regal way to travel.” – from queenmary.com website.
Last year in November my husband and I had a Groupon for The Queen Mary for two nights. It was conveniently around our Anniversary so we decided to go for a weekend trip. Although the weather was dark and dreary it was a great time. We checked in to our room, which because it was our Anniversary the gave us the choice of an original suite or a refurbished room. We decided to go with the original room because we wanted to experience the history!
The bathroom was one of my favorite parts of the room. Although it had the original fixtures in the shower they were only there for ornamentation.
On the second day we took a tour, self-guided, of the whole ship – which is just amazing. We also went on the Ghosts & Legends tour. Both were fun and informative. Of course I went ghost hunting with my camera and got a few orbs here and there!
One of the evenings we had dinner at Chelsea’s Chowder House & Bar. It was a great dinner after all our walking aboard the ship.
My attempts at tilt-shift photography!
I am so excited as The Queen Mary now has an exhibit featuring Princess Diana – A Royal Exhibition. They also have a tea room which is just my cup of tea! Hopefully we will be able to make a trip over before the end of the year!