Travel in style or troop transport, Queen Mary has luxury and ghost tales aplenty
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The Queen Mary has resided in Long Beach, California since 1967. It started in 1936 as a luxury liner that crossed the Atlantic but was drafted during World War II during which it was renamed “the Grey Ghost.” As the fastest ship on the ocean and the most successful troop transport, the Grey Ghost saw Hitler place a $250,000 bounty on her, which would be awarded to the U-boat captain that sunk her. Now the luxury liner sits at dock welcoming visitors for self-guided and guided tours.
Ghosts and Legends Tour
Of course, any vessel this old with this much history is bound to have a few stories of hauntings, and the Queen Mary takes advantage of its history. With a short tour into the paranormal, guests are invited to the pool, the boiler room, the Grey Ghosts galley and the fore part of the ship. In each place, there is the possibility that the paranormal will manifest itself. There is a good blending of fantasy and reality and the tour is led with dry humor and the right amount of fear to make it fun. The atmosphere established by the guide and the ship make this tour great.
The Promenade Café
Those visiting the Queen Mary might as well take advantage of the opportunity to dine on board even if it is a little expensive. The Promenade Café offers really tasty Baja Fish Tacos with super friendly service. Our server Austyn was awesome, and the views of Long Beach are spectacular.