Events & Attractions

Six Spooky Ways to Enjoy The Queen Mary That Aren’t Dark Harbor

The Queen Mary

While the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is one of SoCal’s most exciting Halloween experiences, not everyone is into mazes full of monsters. If you like your Halloween fun a little less in your face and perhaps a bit more paranormal, Queen Mary still has plenty to offer. This Halloween season you can still enjoy unique tours, nightly shows, delectable dining and hotel packages for a haunting experience like no other.

Looking for a haunting overnight experience? Check in to stateroom B340 to spend the night in the axiom of all alleged paranormal activity at the Queen Mary. The notoriously haunted stateroom comes complete with Ouija board, tarot cards, crystal ball, and ghost hunting equipment allowing guests to immerse themselves in the secrets and legends of the rooms haunted past. b340 reservations start at $499 per night.

Just looking for a spooky night out and a few cocktails? Illusions of the Passed: Legends of the Queen Mary, A Theatrical Séance is a perfect choice. Travel back in time and meet the ghosts and legends of the Queen Mary during a 90-minute presentation of Paranormal Illusions. Master Magician and Apparitionist, Aiden Sinclair creates a one-of-a-kind encounter with the spirits of the past in a brand new, intimate theater aboard the historic Queen Mary. Illusions of the Passed is offered on select nights, Thursday through Sunday. General admission starts at $40 and VIP tickets are $55. You can read all about my thoughts on the show here.

How about a nice dinner served with a side of ghosts? Queen Mary’s “Dining with Spirits” is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal followed by an exploration of the Queen Mary’s most haunted locations. Guests enjoy a first-class group dining experience with the award-winning Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge menu before embarking on a spooky haunted history tour like no other. Guests are guided by a trained paranormal guide to explore the Queen Mary’s most notorious paranormal hotspots and learning the harrowing tales of the ship’s haunted past. Dining with Spirits is offered on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations start at $134 per person with a three-course meal included.

Interested in doing a little ghost hunting? The Queen Mary also offers paranormal investigations. Dive into the eerie depths of the Queen Mary and join a resident ship paranormal investigator in a lead investigation of the most active and remote locations aboard to connect with the legendary spirits. Brave the depths of the Engine Room, Boiler Room System, Isolation Ward, Captain’s Quarters, and more for a hands-on paranormal investigation to uncover what spirits go bump in the night. Paranormal investigations are offered on Friday’s and Saturday’s starting at 11 pm and Sunday’s starting at 10 pm. Tickets start at $79 per person

Finally, if you’re looking to roam the halls of the Queen Mary and seek out some ghost adventures of your own, consider one of the ships various hotel packages. As a hotel guest, you can climb aboard the legendary Queen Mary to explore the historic vessel from bow to stern! Stroll through the Promenade deck to uncover rich Art Deco, delight in the Shipyard Model Gallery, indulge in delectable bites at Chelsea’s Chowder House or the Promenade Cafe and walk the historic halls of the Queen Mary hotel. Queen Mary, hotel reservations and packages start at $99 per night.

When it comes to a haunted past and paranormal activity, the Queen Mary has much to offer. For more information on the Queen Mary or to book any of the packages mentioned above visit Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built.

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