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“Why Discourage People By Limiting their Time on the Ship?”
Review of The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Old Hollywood glamour. A rich maritime history. Authentic 1930s Art Deco décor. The Queen Mary is a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue featuring award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms. The Queen Mary gives a unique glimpse into an era when steamships were the most regal way to travel.
Irvine, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Why Discourage People By Limiting their Time on the Ship?”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My girlfriends and I had a great day visiting the Queen Mary and having lunch in the Tea Room. The Diana Exhibit was worth the $32.00 per person it cost us to get in, especially, since a portion of the funds go to support breast cancer research.

In another review, I report on the delightful lunch experience we had in the Tea Room. Overall, I think our day at the Queen Mary was something we would like to experience again.

But, we will think twice when we think about how the parking scenario works. You should be forewarned. If you go to an exhibit and have a leisurely lunch, the restaurant will stamp your ticket to pay for three hours at the ship. If, however, you stay more than three hours, you will pay the daily charge of $15 (not so bad as attractions go). It was completely confusing for us, as we thought our validation for lunch would cover us as we completed our trip through the exhibit. It doesn't.

So, if you go to the Queen Mary and you want to take the time to see the exhibits and have lunch, be prepared to pay the whole parking fee. Don't bother with getting your parking validated.

Visited January 2013
Thank Mary B
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I must confess to a conflict of interest. The RMS Qheen Mary was built in my home town, Clydebank, and she is exactly the same age as I am. In fact my late Father-in-law built her. He was one of the men who shaped her plates. He used to say that he did the difficult bits.

Visited January 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“what a combo ! Queen Mary and Princess Diana”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were not aware when our group bought the Queen Mary tickets, that the ship also offered the Princess Diana exhibition. What a treat! We started onboard with a breakfast in the elegant dining room, then did a self guided tour of the Queen Mary. Headsets with info are an additional cost, but worth it. Then we walked thru the rooms holding the Princess Diana collection which had so much to see! (seperate entrance fee) Because we were in a group, we had a designated departure time so we were a little rushed. Our 16 yr old grand daughter was with us and this was one of her favorite excursions.

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“A piece of history with good places to eat”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This historic ship anchored in Long Beach is a piece of history. It is very interesting to take a self-tour to see the engine room, radio room, etc. There are also three restaurants on the ship. We ate lunch at the tea room which has a great view looking out over Long Beach and good good. Winston's, the upscale restaurant, unfortunately only opens after 5, but the menu looks impressive.

Visited January 2013
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Arlington, VA
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“An Art Deco Surprise”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the Queen Mary very much and would love to go back to spend the night in a state room. Reviewers' comments about some dinginess are true, but we didn't find that to detract from the impressive historical authenticity of the ship. We started with lunch in the Promenade Cafe and then spent several hours walking the decks under the guidance of the self-guided audio tour. I used my own earphones with the digital recorder and found the narration to be interesting even if a bit cheesy. We got a bit lost a few times, but nothing that a quick look at the map couldn't fix. The tickets are expensive, but we saved $5 on each with a AAA discount. Worth a visit!

Visited January 2013
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