Being a ship/cruise lover and having toured the QM previously, I had a good feeling I was going to enjoy my first overnight stay. I'm happy to report I most certainly DID.
I had a Deluxe Stateroom on B deck, choosing to forgo a harbor view considering I was set to arrive after 11pm and depart at 11am the next day. I found the room to be larger than I expected, with a very comfortable bed. I had no issues with the stateroom, bathroom, water pressure, hot water etc. All were in fine working order.
I did not partake in any of the food/beverage options onboard, however the Observation Bar is beautiful and surely will be on my list for next time.
All staff members I encountered were friendly.
What I enjoyed the most was strolling around the exterior and interiors of the ship tirelessly, both at night and during the day. To me, it was magical. I couldn't help but feel transported back in time, wondering who walked these same hallways, stayed in my stateroom, played deck games next to the iconic funnels way back when, etc etc. My camera got a lot of use.
To summarize, I really think this is a must-do, even if it is for just one night. To be a part of something so grand then, and still so grand now, is something I won't soon forget. I have no qualms in recommending the QM to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Queen Mary is home to a 343-room Art Deco Hotel, where guests relive the excitement of cruising in the style of the 1930's without ever leaving port. Now permanently docked, yet still afloat, the Queen Mary is a must-see attraction which offers a variety of historical, paranormal and educational tours, unique shops, meeting & banquet facilities, three award-winning ocean view restaurants, unique hotel rooms and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Mary Los Angeles
- Queen Mary California
- Queen Mary Long Beach