Join the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce for our Monthly Good Afternoon Long Beach Networking Luncheon!
Join us as we hear from The Queen Mary team and receive updates on what's going on with the iconic Long Beach landmark and venue!
About the Queen Mary:
On May 27, 1936, the Queen Mary departed from Southampton, England embarking on her maiden voyage. She boasted five dining areas and lounges, two cocktail bars and swimming pools, a grand ballroom, a squash court and even a small hospital. The Queen Mary had set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, which the rich and famous considered as the only civilized way to travel. She quickly seized the hearts and imaginations of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, representing the spirit of an era known for its elegance, class and style.
Since her retirement from the sea as an active liner in 1967, the Queen Mary has never been more popular as an iconic Southern California attraction, hotel, and venue for special events. The ship carried some 2.2 million passengers in peacetime and 810,000 military personnel in the Second World War, but here in Long Beach, an estimated 50 million people have visited. The day the ship was launched in 1934, a well-known English psychic, Lady Mable Fortiscue-Harrison would predict, “The Queen Mary will know her greatest fame and popularity when she never sails another mile or carries another fare-paying passenger.” A compelling insight!
Please bure sure to bring lots of business cards to share with your fellow professionals and be prepared to give a quick 30 second elevator pitch to get to know everyone in the room!
To learn more about the Queen Mary, visit the iconic ship's website here.