With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


R.M.S. Queen Mary

A Tribute to the Grandest Queen of all!


View a film taken one month after a new take over


“Re-launch the Queen Mary”


The Great Queen departs Southampton for the very last time on October 31, 1967. This final voyage had been marketed by “Furgazy Travel” as “The Last Great Cruise” being a 39 night cruise. SS Queen Mary (no longer being a Royal Mail Ship) departed with 1,093 passengers on board. This voyage made a handsome profit of around US$125,000. She arrived at Long Beach FL., USA on December 9.

For Hotel, Tour rates and other details click “The Queen Mary” logo below …

Queen Mary offers something for everyone, from accommodation to ships tours, cafés, informal to 5 star restaurants and a variety of entertaining exhibits for all ages


Page One                     History page – From Birth to Berth

Page Two                      Photo album 1 – The Trans-Atlantic Liner

Page Three                    Photo album 2 - The Grey Ghost (trooper) & the Bill Duggan story

Page Four                     Photo album 3 – Queen Mary at Long BeachPage One

Page Five                     Hotel Queen Mary - Long Beach Page Two – View New Film

Page Six                       Specifications page



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Commenced in the passenger Shipping Industry in May 1960 &

Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story


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