Has anyone booked into the original Queen Mary?

I didn't know that they were in the process of repainting the Queen Mary at Long Beach. I realize it really takes a lot to keep a ship like this up, even when it is used just as a hotel and museum, that is why it is almost impossible to keep these famous but antique vessels out of the scrap yard. The number one problem is finding space along a waterfront to park them. It takes a metropolitan population to support ongoing enterprises such as this and commercial property in those areas go for prime rates. Disney couldn't even make a financially successful go of it with the Mary and the Spruce Goose together.    Before our very first cruise, Mexican Riviera 1990, we booked three nights in the Queen Mary. They only use the original First Class staterooms for their hotel. Really kicked off cruising in a grand way for us.      http://maritimematters.com/2017/10/queen-mary-gets-a-paint-job/      

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Been on it several times (during it's career as a museum, not as a passenger!) and am glad to see it finally get painted. The article was very good, thanks for sharing it.

I did one organized tour and we got to see one of the staterooms in the hotel section. To be honest, I'm not too interested in staying there over night. The room was very cold, the restroom was dirty, and the beds didn't look comfortable. I've read mixed reviews about stays there and for now will pass.

I do enjoy being on the ship and hope to visit again someday.

Now with the subject of the Queen Mary I can't help think about the pathetic situation with the submarine next to it. It's closed now. The Scorpion submarine is rusting away and I've read one article that stated raccoons are living in it. I'm thinking they should just get rid of it.

I forgot it was 27 years ago when we were on the Queen Mary. That was way back when Disney was running the operation. However, judging from almost 6400 (I didn't read them all) peer reviews, it appears management is doing a decent job still. We are catching the Pacific Princess out of there this January, didn't think about it but we could have booked the Queen Mary again then. Instead we selected the Princess hotel and transfer package at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g32648-d77621-Reviews-or15-The_Queen_Mary-Long_Beach_California.html

If I remember my European history, the answer to the title of this thread, would be.............Philip of Spain Big Smile. Though I have to admit, I’ve never heard the term booked, used this way. You kids ! The euphemisms you create.

Friends of ours stayed on the Queen Mary in Long Beach before our cruise to Mexico a couple of years ago, and they enjoyed it.

Easy explanation, it is a hotel now, not a ship to be used for transportation, from A to B. Therefore: book in vb (adverb) 1. to reserve a room for (oneself or someone else) at a hotel 2. chiefly Brit to record something in a book or register, esp one's arrival at a hotel

Soooooo, you think I was referring to the ship huh ?

LOL---"Badda Book Badda Boom"


We stayed on the Queen Mary just a year ago before our Panama Canal transit cruise. I highly recommend it!

I have stayed on 2 times , a lot of history on that ship


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