The Queen Mary

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Keel was laid on December 1, 1930.
Launched on September 26, 1934.
May 25, 1936 - Queen Mary presents her personal standard to the ship.
  Now it is located on board the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Maiden Voyage was May 27, 1936.
War Service - March 1940 - 1946.   Carried a total of 765,429 military personnel,
 12,886 G.I. brides and transported Winston Churchill three times to conferences.
Resumed commercial sailings on July 31, 1947.
Retired from service September 19, 1967 (after completing 1,001 crossings of the Atlantic).
Arrived in Long Beach, December 11, 1967.
Became the Queen Mary Hotel on November 2, 1972 and reopened to the public.


Left:  The Queen Mary and the new Carnival Cruise Ship Terminal.  Right:  Queen Mary and the Scorpion, a Russian sub.

The plaque behind the Reservations Desk commemorating Queen Mary.


Length - 1,019.5 feet
Tonnage - 81,237 tons
Passenger Capacity - 1,957
Decks - 12
Cruising Speed - 28.5 knots

These display cases emphasize the special events that the Queen Mary can host - special dinners, group functions and weddings.   The ship has 16 art-deco reception salons and a wedding chapel.  

 Inside the Queen Mary the halls, floors, shops and cabins are adorned with the original wood.   Above and far right: the shops in the lobby on the Promenade Deck.

Above and below:  The famous Promenade Deck where the rich and famous and other passengers strolled. 

Above is a photo of the Promenade Cafe and  below is a photo of Sir Winston's. which is Queen Mary's  gourmet restaurant.  Other eating and drinking places on board the ship are the Chelsea, Observatory Bar and the Sun Deck Deli.  They also host a Sunday champagne brunch. 

 Many celebrities sailed on the Queen Mary.  Above, a photo of Fred Astaire taken in the same place on the ship where he stood.   Photos of important people decorate the walls throughout the ship.   


Below are photos of some of the staterooms and suites onboard the Queen Mary.  The ship has 365 staterooms, and much of the furnishings are original and date back to the 1930's.

The Queen Mary is a museum and her history is well-documented throughout the ship.  Above:  The mural which presents the history of the Queen Mary.   To the right:  Mementos from the first sailing. The Queen Mary also has her own art museum and other exhibits.

Royalty Suites
Deluxe Staterooms
First Class Staterooms
Tourist Class Staterooms
Inside Staterooms


For help booking your stay on the Queen Mary,  please contact Chris Meny at
CST #: 2037874-40