Los Angeles’ loveliest tourist attraction and hotel: The Queen Mary
You may have been on many of today’s cruise ships, but you won’t find a ship quite like the Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach Harbor in the wonderful city of Los Angeles, California.
Unlike its predecessor, the famous ship Titanic, the Queen Mary is bigger and was faster and more powerful. Plus, it made over a thousand successful voyages across the Atlantic Ocean during its 30 years at sea. It also serviced the military during World War II.
Nowadays, this enchanting reminder of the past is anchored in Los Angeles and has become one of the city’s top attractions. Visitors from all over the world come to Long Beach Harbor to admire the 1020-foot long cruise ship and its elegant features. You can visit the Queen Mary as part of the daily guided tours or on your own self-guided Shipwalk tour. Or you can take the Ghosts and Legends of the Queen Mary tour that tells the tales of paranormal and other historic events that have made the ship famous over the years.
After you are done exploring this magnificent ship from the engine room, to the staterooms to the pool and the wheelhouse, you can also take a quick tour of the Scorpion, a Russian submarine that is moored right under Queen Mary’s bow. It’s quite the contrast between the ship’s lovely staterooms and suites and the submarines’ tiny quarters. Plus, you’ll also get an interesting history lesson regarding the sub’s voyages and crew.
And if you’re looking for an interesting hotel stay, the Queen Mary also functions as a hotel. Guests can choose to stay in all types of rooms, from the simpler rooms to a Deluxe Stateroom. If you’re up for it, treat yourself to a Royalty Suite and get a taste of what past celebrities like Charlie Chaplin enjoyed on board the Queen Mary.