Our day starts with a-behind-the-scenes tour of the RMS Queen Mary. This tour includes visits to such off-limits areas as the ship's drive train, boiler room, engine room and the First Class section. Our tour guide will focus on the Queen's service as a troop carrier during WWII and some of her many "ghost" stories.

After the tour, we visited San Pedro's Ports O' Call Village where we had lunch on our own among the Tudor-era buildings. After lunch and a little time for shopping, we departed on a narrated cruise of the Long Beach Harbor.

Early convention attendees who met to tour the Queen Mary

Tour guide standing in front of a historic photo of an early voyage of the Queen Mary

Grand Ballroom of Queen Mary

Main Foyer of Queen Mary

Luxury suite used by Royalty

Sitting room

Ships as seen from the narrated tour of Long Beach harbor

Another ship seen leaving the port

Coast Guard in the harbor

Tour guide for the Queen Mary standing with Gaylon Hicks (middle) and Brian Savage (right)

Queen Mary, permanently docked, is now a historic hotel

Facility as seen from the afternoon tour of Long Beach harbor.