The elegant Queen Mary evokes a romantic era and style of travel. Built from 1930 to 1936, the grand ocean liner is permanently docked in Long Beach, Calif., as a hotel and museum—but did you know the ship is also home to ghost stories?
Before we get into the spooky stuff, check into your stateroom. There are 314 original first-class staterooms on board, including nine full suites. Each room has original built-ins and wood paneling, as well as iPod clock radios. Most (not all) rooms include 32-inch flat-panel TVs. The size and layout of the rooms vary, and all feature portholes. The suites include a living room with a pull-out sofa bed.
But let’s get to the ghosts. Year-round paranormal tours are given at night for the bravest guests. Will you meet the little girl who wanders near the first-class swimming pool? Who knows unless you seek her out. This month, however, the Queen Mary adds the Dark Harbor event—full of mazes, food and cocktails, and live music.
The best place to stay after you’ve scared yourself silly? Your stateroom on the Queen Mary.
The Queen Mary, 877-342-0742
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Photo courtesy of dlofink, Flickr
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