The famous Queen Mary ship in Long Beach sits permanently as a hotel and museum. While the “fun” Carnival cruise ship to the left boards and takes travelers to various ports south of the border. The Queen Mary ship is one of the main tourist attractions in Long Beach. On 4th of July, they hold a large fireworks show. And on New Year’s Eve, the Queen Mary is the place to be for a unique New Year’s Eve party.
Here in the west coast cruising is not a major option for vacationers as there aren’t too many ships. In the south east coast however, cruising is a major tourist option. In fact they have two of the largest ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas at Port Everglades. Long Beach is no Port Everglades, but it is a wonderful place to see and feel history!