The Queen Mary, the most luxurious ocean liner of her time, built during the Great Depression, made her first transatlantic voyage in 1936.
Although she started out as an ocean liner, it wasn’t long before she was called to serve her country by carrying soldiers in WWII and was transformed into the Grey Ghost in 1939. After the war she went on serving passengers for 20 more years, before docking for the final time in 1967 in Long Beach, California, where she still sits today. Now, families come to visit, stay and play on this historic vessel.
Yes, I said stay.
The Queen Mary is a historic floating hotel and staying aboard is quite a treat. Restored to its former glory, guests can drift off to sleep in one of the art deco staterooms from another time.
For my last trip, I used TripAdvisor to book our room, because it reliably finds the best deals and directs me to the right hotel booking site. Plus those reviews gave me great assurance that I was making the right…