The Royal Treatment
Queen Mary New Year’s Eve Celebration
Looking for a one-of-a-kind way to ring in 2010? How about five simultaneous parties, an extravagant over-water fireworks display and balloon drop at midnight, ship-wide entertainment featuring themed music rooms with live bands and disc jockeys, historic surroundings and 3,000 to 5,000 revelers with whom to share it all?
“The Queen Mary has been hosting New Year’s Eve events for almost 30 years and our parties have become some of the most attended and anticipated New Year’s celebrations in Southern California,” says Erika Testo, the Queen Mary’s marketing manager. “With our huge waterfront fireworks show and our themed music party rooms, the event offers something for everyone. As added convenience, the ship’s 314 hotel rooms give people the chance to stay on board and party all through the night.”
This unforgettable and elaborate evening also includes five different parties, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, hats and horns, champagne and the spectacular fireworks display for all ticket holders. Guests can enjoy themed parties that range from swing to Latin to 50s genres throughout the evening.
Typically, prices are approximately $100 per person, not including dinner. Special hotel packages are also available for those wanting to party the night away and stay in the Los Angeles area overnight after ringing in the New Year. Hotel packages include a room in the Art Deco Queen Mary Hotel, a cocktail reception, an exclusive dinner in the Grand Salon, all of the shipboard parties, festivities and fireworks, champagne in the hotel room, and a New Year’s Day Brunch.“Celebrating more than 40 years in Long Beach, the Queen Mary has become a must-see attraction and it’s New Year’s Eve celebration is definitely a stunner.”
On the Queen Mary, guests relive the excitement of cruising in the style of the 1930s without ever leaving port. The regal 1,019-foot ship once ferried such luminaries as Marlene Dietrich, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Fred Astaire, Queen Elizabeth, Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Richard Burton, Maurice Chevalier,Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, Rex Harrison, Bob Hope, Aristotle Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy and Mae West…and nearly one million United States soldiers.
Three award-winning restaurants offer casual fare to fine dining. Sir Winston’s, the Queen Mary’s most elegant restaurant, features Continental and California cuisines; Chelsea, a celebrated seafood restaurant boasts gorgeous ocean views, and the Promenade Café offers everything from light fare, such as salads and sandwiches, to delectable entrées.
Historical and educational tours bring you “behind the scenes” to enjoy the original 1930s Art Deco style first-class passenger areas, including the smoking room, lounge, dining room, dance area, and suites, the engine room and isolation wards
For More Information
The Queen Mary • 1126 Queen’s Highway • Long Beach, California 90802 www.queenmary.com • Toll-free information line: 800-437-2934