Since pulling into Long Beach Harbor in 1967, the Queen Mary’s travel days have been confined to history…until now. The eve of December 31st will relaunch the retired ocean-liner to her voyaging days with a one-night world cruise – The Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’. “Passengers” will be transported to the vibrant streets of India, carnival nights in Brazil, the extravagant Moulin Rouge in France, and Times Square in New York before returning to the ship’s beginning, a village in Scotland. For those who’ve dreamed of celebrating the New Year abroad – now you can, without ever leaving Long Beach.
The sights, sounds, and tastes will transform throughout the night, as the ship’s horn announces the arrival in a new Port of Call. Bombay’s henna, hookah pipes, and spice-filled cuisine will give way to Samba and the brightly feathered dancers of Rio’s Carnival. As one festival ends, the sound of the Rockettes kick off another fete, transporting revelers to a Manhattan state of mind. The skyline fades as the horn signals France and the decks of the Queen Mary overflow with can-can skirts and Kir Royals.
Fireworks usher in 2014 as the Queen Mary visits its birthplace, Clydebank, Scotland. The Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’ reclaims the Glory Days with an all-night celebration not to be forgotten. “Cruise-goers will be exposed to a world of entertainment and adventure, without ever leaving Long Beach. Music, costumes, cocktails, food, and activities all expertly chosen to create a New Year’s soiree like no other,” says Steve Sheldon, Director of Entertainment Events.
Tickets for The Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’ begin with the “Tourist Class” boarding pass which includes general admission to the ship’s “Tourist Class” decks, salons and bars, strolling entertainers, live bands, and DJs, plus a party favor and view of the midnight fireworks. Optional upgrades include dinner, bottle service, and New Year’s Day Brunch. Once aboard, cruise-goers can choose from a variety of dining options, including American diner creations, exotic Port’s of Call strolling tastings, an extravagant international buffet, and five-star feasts at Sir Winston’s. Revelers must be 21 and over. Advanced reservations highly recommended.
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 314 staterooms.
WHAT: Queen Mary’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
WHERE: The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
- Tickets: Tourist boarding pass $99 and 1st class boarding pass $199
CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738
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