The Queen Mary Chill
A deep freeze takes over the Queen Mary this holiday season as CHILL returns. Our giant dome - once home to the legendary Spruce Goose - will be frozen over and transformed into a giant igloo and home to The Ice Kingdom - an awe-inspiring 13,000 sq ft walk-thru exhibit featuring larger-than-life ice creations some towering over 2.5 stories tall and made using over two million pounds of ice. But don't forget to grab a parka and gloves - temperatures drop to a numbing 9-degrees inside the Ice Kingdom.
In addition to the enchantment of The Ice Kingdom , CHILL will also feature Ice Tubing , Ice Skating*, an all new North Pole Village, Swinging Sleigh Ride*, Giant Rocking Horse, Polar Paintball*, Illumination Candle Making Shoppe, an Enchanted Garden and Hedge Maze live music, holiday carolers and so much more!
Did you know that The Queen Mary is bigger than the Titanic. Amazing, isn't it? The Queen Mary is host to many events through out the year so it is a fun place to visit is you are into history. It is said that the ship is haunted so its fun to explore. I specially like the Sunday bottomless mimosa brunch, although if you are going to have a boozy brunch please make sure to use a car service. The service is attentive and comforting. The ship also rents space to a company that sells Timeshares BE WARE BE ASSERTIVE and know that THERE IS NO such thing as a FREE lunch. The ship is currently sinking so get there before its too late.
Really cool place. Take the tour to learn all about the ship but definitely explore yourself as I saw many things that aren't on the tour. If you can go for the Halloween event as its super scary. Also I am a lover of Art Deco architecture so I love the big Art Deco party here every year. It's said to be haunted and you definitely get that feeling when exploring. I've been down in the engine room alone at night and had the hairs on my arms standing up, but nothing is as creepy as the pool area. Its well worth the money even though it is a bit pricey. But they have special events all the time so check those out, they are always super cool.
This beautiful old cruise ship was fun to stay on. There is a beautiful view of Long Beach city lights at night. There is a room of model ships that is a dream for kids and model lovers. The models show great detail. All of the staff was very nice. We got Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries sent to our room and 1 free tour for being a guest on the ship. A must see for anyone before it is gone! There is a beautiful chapel that you can be married in.
The ship is deteriorating quickly and it should be restored in the next couple of years! But despite that fact the QM is still worthwhile a visit. We took the Glory Days tour which we can highly recommend, our tour guide Chris was the best! He made the tour very entertaining! The haunted Encounters tour was a bit boring and overrated! The prices for parking, drinks and food were on the high side! $18 for parking......
A little pricey just to get inside to look around even when one guided tour is included plus parking is additional unless you eat at their restaurant. Then it's $10 off. I loved the ship anyway and will be back and stay over a night. The haunted tour had a guided called Danny and he was a perfect guided and very good to tell stories and he was funny as well.