With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


R.M.S. Queen Mary

A Tribute to the Grandest Queen of all!


Page Four


Photo Album - Long Beach California



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 hansome profit of around US$125,000. She arrived at Long Beach FL., USA on December 9.



 Above & below: A postcard was produced of her final departure from Southampton

Author’s private collection



Above & below: Queen Mary’s final call to New York before arriving at Long Beach on 9 December 1967 

Author’s private collection




Queen Mary seen with one of the exhibits, the Russian submarine Scorpion

Provided by “The Queen Mary”




Welcome to
“Hotel Queen Mary


Guests staying at the Hotel Queen Mary receive a complimentary Self-Guided walking tour of the ship.

Historic Shipwalk Tours

On Board Shopping and Dining

On Board Art Gallery

Historic Charm and Art Deco Ambiance

Business Center

On Board Spa

Room Service

Ballrooms and Meeting Rooms

Car Rental Service

Fitness Room


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, including the famed Ghost & Legends Tour – For details visit -




A Photographic tour of the Queen Mary 

At Long Beach


Queen Mary berthed at Long Beach is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. She remains one of the most famous ships in history. She is a floating city awash in elegance.


At night the great Queen Mary is awash in light and magic!

Provided by “The Queen Mary”


By day she is just a mighty and a historic liner awaiting to be explored, better still, there is a stateroom ready for the night!

Provided by “The Queen Mary”


Queen Mary is an Imposing Sight - Come Aboard


Images below have been provided by Robin Wachner of “The Queen Mary” and others. However I have not marked them individually and I thank all contributors!



The floodlit Hotel Queen Mary




Enjoy drinks in the magnificent Observation Lounge Bar, which is unchanged from the days she was sailing


Piccadilly Shopping Center


The magnificent wide Promenade Deck – If ships only still had these!


Enjoy an evening stroll along Sun Deck


Functions, Buffets and Meals are held in what was once the Cabin Class Main Restaurant


Both the aft and forward walls have magnificent murals


Each Sunday there is a Buffet in the Main Restaurant


Suites & Staterooms

(More on the “Hotel Queen Mary” page)



Above & Below: Elegant original Staterooms are available at the Hotel Queen Mary



Live like it was in the days of the great Ocean Liner!



Explore the Queen


The Forecastle looking towards the Bridge


The Bridge retains her beauty with her spotless brass fittings


Radio Room


Left: Chart Room



Above & Below: The Engine Room




The Boiler Room


Looking toward the Verandah Grill


The Hull revealing thousands of rivets


Many have contacted us over the last years and all agree that a stay at the Hotel Queen Mary was an event never to be forgotten. Mr & Mrs. John Stevenson of Sydney Australia told us,

“We always wanted to sail on the Queen Mary, but it was not to be. Two years ago (2001), we took a vacation to California and made it a point to visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach. At the last minute, we decided to book two nights on her, which was the high point of our holiday. The ship was in far better condition than we had heard about back home. When in our Room (cabin) on the starboard side, it felt you were on the high seas. Lounges, especially our favourite, the Observation Lounge, were magnificent. We wined and dined in superb surroundings. A walking tour of the ships has us looking in the nooks and crannies, from the bridge to the engine room. The only thing wrong was having to leave. If we had more time, we would have stayed on her longer. Nothing can match going back into a little bit of maritime history!”


 Queen Mary has found an excellent home in California

Come and visit this great ship for yourself!

Provided by “The Queen Mary”


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


Go to Page Five“Hotel Queen Mary” - Long Beach2nd Page



Hotel Queen Mary is a Great Holiday Destination

In Beautiful Long Beach California! 




Page One                     History page – From Birth to Berth

Page Two                       Photo album – The Trans-Atlantic Liner

Page Three                    Photo album - The Grey Ghost (trooper)

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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