The world famous former Cunard liner R.M.S. Queen Mary, once the undisputed Grand Dame of the North Atlantic and perhaps the most loved ocean liner of the 20th century, will be visited by the youngest Cunarder, Queen Elizabeth, on the evening of March 12, in California’s Long Beach Harbor.
Retired from the sea now 45 years, the hotel and special event venue has been visited by millions of tourists. Cunard Line has never forgotten their famous former flagship and over the years has sent their ships to pay tribute to their first Queen.
However, the upcoming Royal Rendezvous with the beautiful new Queen Elizabeth will be the most poignant of all.
From 1947 to 1967 the glorious sisters Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth crisscrossed the North Atlantic on their appointed schedules, many times sighting one another in mid ocean. This wonderful oceanic interlude was relished by passengers, captains, and crew alike for there was no finer sight than to witness the largest and most beautiful ships of the era in their natural element, splashing the sea aside as they passed.