The Queen Mary Passport Tour in Long Beach, CA

1126 Queens HighwayLong Beach, CA 90802
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Overview

Learn all there is to know about the Queen Mary on this one-of-a-kind, in-depth tour. With your passport to the Queen Mary, you’ll explore a 4D theater, tour the ship at your own pace with an audio tour, encounter the ship’s myths and legends firsthand, and so much more. What will you discover about the world-famous ocean liner, the Queen Mary?

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Long Beach Travel Experts
  • Do note several parts of the Queen Mary are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Be immersed in a 4D experience in the ship’s all-new 4D Theater.
  • The audio tour is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long.
  • Choose between The Glory Days Historical Tour or the Haunted Encounters guided tour.

Description

from The Queen Mary Passport
Since its maiden voyage in 1936, The Queen Mary has transported iconic figures from Winston Churchill to Fred Astaire across the ocean blue, and it even helped transport troops during World War II. Now at home in the Port of Long Beach, the venerable ship pairs art-deco trappings with stunning Pacific Ocean views.

The onboard hotel recreates transoceanic luxury in her 346 staterooms (which include 9 full suites). Guests here often make multiple trips to onsite restaurants, such as the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, as well as appearances at the weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.

On arrival at the Queen Mary, proceed to the onsite box office, to be booked on the guided tour (included in admission price) and receive complimentary guide maps.

Please Note: Due to the historic nature of the vessel, not all areas are easily accessible by guests with mobility issues. The Diana Exhibit is fully accessible; most other tours and exhibits require extensive use of stairs.

Parking: $18/day, $22/overnight, $27/valet parking (Subject to change based on Special Event schedule)

Blackout Dates: The Queen Mary is open 365 days a year, but a separate Special Event ticket is required to visit on some dates, including but not limited to 7/4, and 12/31 (subject to change without notice)

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ATXHornsMom
Austin, Texas
"Historical Tour of QM"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
Fabulous guided tour of this ship-turned-museum. Gorgeous, stately and scandalous. Loved the gossipy stories, tall tales and architectural wonders. An amazing piece of time’s gone by. The Diana Exhibit was remarkable, extensive - overwhelming at times, and leaving summer 2018 - so see it while you can.
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TandWtraveller
Newcastle
"Worth coming to see if you like a bit of history"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
Being British ourselves it was something we felt we should do whilst visiting the Los Angeles area. This ship is proudly part of our Maritime heritage, though quite how she ended up being moored in California I do not know. Something to remember if you are coming to see her. She has been moored here for almost fifty years already, that in itself should tell you to expect her to be old and a little worn. That is much longer than she was even in service. The ship is almost ninety already. We took an uber from our airport hotel down to Long Beach, it took around thirty minutes and cost around thirty two dollars. We were flying back to the UK in the late afternoon so it was a good way of using the time, however if I were to do it again, I would have stayed on the ship the night before, because then I would not have had to pay entry to the ship, it would be included as a resident. It is impressive to see a ship like this, obviously she is no longer working, but she looks like a film prop, definitely from a bygone era. There was no queue to buy tickets, there are lifts available so getting around is easy enough for those with moderate mobility issues. I am unsure if she is actually afloat or just sat in water, you don't feel the ship move at all, but then it is in its own basin separate to the bay. With general admission you can take one additional tour. We opted for the haunted tour which took us mainly around the forward part of the ship, captains cabin, the creepy bow section and the area around the forward interior stairs and the pool, which we were not allowed to go into, but look through the doors. Lots of stories and a glimpse of the most haunted cabin on the ship from the corridor. Someone was actually coming out with cases as we passed by. The tour was around an hour and the guide was very into it so it was fun to do. After the tour you can walk at your leisure around most of the ship. Certain areas are off limits, but a lot is still accessible. Remember though it is also a hotel. There are facilities for weddings, indeed at least one was taking place the day of our trip. There are gift outlets, food and beverage areas and of course lots of information and pictures charting the history of her career. You could definitely imagine film stars on the decks back in the day. For me though my trip was to also face a fear of mine which is to do mostly with the area of a ship below the water line. I can't really bear the thought of the part of the ship you can't see, and it's a phobia I have had for as long as I can remember. So with my previous knowledge that you could actually go and see the only propeller still attached to the ship in situ in water, I faced this and I still found it quite sickening. I know it's not just me, I have read others suffer the same. Basically a giant box has been welded to the side of the ship and this allows you to walk out of the hull and around a tank of water which is eerily illuminated and inside this slightly murky tank is the prop shaft and propeller. Apparently the top of the prop is around eleven feet from the surface, but with refraction it looks much closer. The fact it is quite dark inside the propeller room does nothing to make it any less spooky. If you suffer the same weird phobia, it possibly won't cure you to see it, but it may help in a controlled environment. Uber pick up point outside which was easyily found. It is also right next door to the cruise terminal so makes for a handy stop off before or after a cruise. Go and see it, immerse yourself in the history of an age when travel was very different. Worth the entry in my opinion
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James H
Coeur D Alene
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
Toured the Queen Mary with my wife. Arrived at 10 a.m. and stayed until 4 p.m. After exploring on our own and walking the promenade deck we took an organized tour. Daniel was our tour guide and he did an outstanding job of explaining the history of the ship. After our tour we enjoyed lunch in the on board restaurant. After lunch we did so more exploring on our own including climbing down and around in the massive engine room Before leaving we experiened the Queen Mary story at the 4-D theater. Lots of great history and well worth the price of admission.
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tantrarubs
Los Angeles, California
"Beware the parking scam"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
The first half hour is free. But after that, you will be charged $18 for the entire day, regardless if you stay 31 minutes. There is no hourly or graduated fee. I had to enter to pick up a passenger from the Catalina ferry. Due to delays, I was not able to exit with my passenger until 40 minutes later. I was charged $18 for 40 minutes' parking. Never again!
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Nancy A
Vacaville, California
"A must when in Long Beach"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
The Queen Mary has a very interesting history. We took the hour long "Glory Days Historical Tour" and toured parts of the ship on our own. There are dining choices onboard, too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Queen Mary Passport

What’s included in my tour passport package?
Guests who purchase the Queen Mary Passport have access to the following attractions and areas of the vessel:

  • A ticket to board The Queen Mary
  • 4-D Theater screening - A 121-seat theater offering a 3-D viewing experience with 4-D effects such as wind and scents.
  • Audio Tour - (1.5 - 2 hours) Tour the Queen Mary at your own pace with our comprehensive Audio Tour. Learn the history of the Queen Mary while strolling the decks with our exclusive Queen Mary headset.
  • Your choice of:
    • The Glory Days Historical Tour - You’ve heard the stories, the myths, and legends, but now get the straight scoop about the majestic Queen Mary.
    • Haunted Encounters - See why the Queen Mary was listed by Time magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America.
  • Access to the Queen Mary Story, Museum & Historic Exhibit
  • Access to the Ship Model Gallery
  • Access to the new exhibitions.

Do I need to purchase a ticket if I simply want to tour the Queen Mary?
Yes. All guests must have a tour ticket. We offer many types of tours for your enjoyment.

Are the tours ADA accessible?
Due to the nature of the historic ship, most of the tours and areas of the ship are not ADA accessible. Pre-recorded videos of Haunted Encounters, Glory Days, and the Engine Room tours are available at the Heritage Room near the Tour Center. Please see the Tour Center on the Promenade Deck for accommodations.

Is parking available?
Yes. The parking rates for guests are as follows:
  • $18/day
  • $22/overnight self-parking
  • $27/ valet parking