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Queen Mary reopens
« on: Dec 16, 2022, 10:47 AM »
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Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 2022, 07:29 PM »
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Offline Brandon Sterkel

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #2 on: Dec 17, 2022, 06:12 AM »
This is so wonderful to see!

It's great to see the Queen Mary finally reopen after everything she has/is enduring. I'm looking forward to finally visiting her when she has fully reopened!
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Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #3 on: Dec 17, 2022, 02:53 PM »
Great news!

I'm pleasantly surprised how the absence of lifeboats doesn't shock the eye as much as it does on QE2.

This certainly because, very smartly, they have kept all the davits in place. So, her silhouette is almost unaltered, from the distance you don't even notice that the boat deck is empty at first glance.

Well done Long Beach.


Offline skilly56

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #4 on: Dec 18, 2022, 02:15 AM »
I was amazed to see that Everette has kept his job!
So he wasn't employed by the previous operators.
He was a bit boring to talk to.

But, good to see progress is being made.
I almost feel like they had my previously listed comments and are working there way through them!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2022, 09:19 PM »

We received the following comment from Joann Scott :

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Sure glad Queen Mary is OPEN again

Good to hear from you, Joann!

Offline Joann Scott

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2022, 12:53 AM »
Hi Isabelle
It is wonderful Queen Mary opens again. I remember passing her in 1956 while I was on MS Stockholm.
We really do need to have her back in Long Beach. She is wonderful to her docked there.
Joann Scott

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Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2023, 02:44 AM »
Im delighted to see that Queen Mary is starting to awaken, from her sleep, Any hotel operation that is closed forcibly , and something like Queen mary will be a nightmare to reopen , think on the water alone in the showers, baths and kitchens, unused for all this time, You can't just suddenly reopen at the click of a switch, Then when you do reopen , that when the leaks starts, the bulbs fuse and more issues come to light.
I never tried to get tickets, as i knew it would be a sellout, But l look forward to visiting her, at the end of the year, to her simply stunning Sunday Brunch (voted the best in So Cal ) Imagine the figures for a brunch seating 980 and each guest paying around $70 . That's what it was last time i visited. Think on alone the bottles of sparkling wine , for that numbers your looking at roughly 850 , and noone can be sure how much your really drinking, but it is frequently topped up. 
Hopefully, with some tweaking, an already lovely experience can be enhanced to not only increase revenue but footfall and bums on beds.

A very simple thing that touched me on a visit was a bottle of QM sparkling wine in the cabin with 5 strawberries and a welcome aboard card , the cost is really very little but the impression and thought was priceless. But as usual with buffets get in there early and you can maybe manage a dinner onboard that same day. I still have friends who live in the LA area who have yet to visit.

It is of course nice to see Honorary Commodore Everette , back in uniform , and back where he belongs.
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Offline Chris

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2023, 01:10 AM »
Great that QM has reopened. I had plans to see the ship during 2020 and now she’s back open I better work out a way to get over there!!
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Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2023, 08:59 PM »
Oh Chris, shes not fully reopened so don't book the flights just yet.
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Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2023, 11:14 PM »
I suspect that given who Chris is, he'd probably be granted access all areas anyway...?  :)
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #11 on: Jun 06, 2023, 09:51 AM »
Joann Scott has sent this link to Travel Weekly Updated Queen Mary partially opens

100 staterooms have been made available for booking and the response has been positive:

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"Response to the reopening has been overwhelming. Reservations for the first week sold out quickly," Jeff Nolte, the director of sales and marketing for the Queen Mary, told me during my one-night preopening stay.
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Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #12 on: Jun 06, 2023, 09:18 PM »
She is indeed open and being well-received. It would be nice if they could get going with her famous Sunday brunches , they are one of the best out there, She opens fully with all the staterooms and public areas from June 8th With updated bathrooms, l hope they haven't updated too much and lost the original charm . Im sure today's modern traveller must get a  shock when they see how the bathroom used to be. push style toilet flushes with the flood of water only stopping when you stop.

I for one am glad to hear the positive news and can't wait to trip the light fantastic on her later in the year.   
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Joann Scott

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #13 on: Jun 17, 2023, 07:22 PM »
RMS Queen Mary had GRAND RE OPENING EVENT on 09 Feb 2023 in the evening I took some pictures during the day. Tried to get cabins but hotel sold out. They are charging $37 USD for adults four tour. The ship still need lots of things to bring her back as she was before they closed 3 1/2 years ago. They removed the life boats to to take extra weight off. Tried to sell them but NO takers. Will go back after more things are open. The woods used are still very nice to see in decor
Joann Scott

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Queen Mary reopens
« Reply #14 on: Jun 17, 2023, 07:36 PM »
Brilliant to hear your update and seeing the photos lets us see the value of preserving such a historic ship.  Thanks Joann
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