Visit Catalina Island Aboard the Queen Mary

 

All Aboard America is offering an exclusive trip to Catalina Island aboard the Queen Mary ship in February 2016. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Santa Catalina Island, comprised of two quaint towns: Avalon and Two Harbors. At just 22 miles long and eight miles wide, Catalina is a revered destination for people of all ages who appreciate vast wilderness highlighted by natural beauty.

 

The Queen Mary has a long history, beginning with her construction in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland. The Queen Mary was known as the greatest ocean liner in the world for many years after her maiden voyage, transporting celebs like Bob Hope and Clark Gable. During World War II, the Queen Mary transitioned into a troopship, adorned with camouflaged and stripped of luxury accommodations. It was at this time that she was named the Gray Ghost. Learn all about Queen Mary’s history while on your trip to Catalina Island.

 

The Queen Mary will set sail on Tuesday, February 23 and return Friday, February 26. The cost is $695 for double occupancy and $785 for single occupancy. The tour includes:

 

Four days and three nights on board
Diana: “Legacy of A Princess” Tour
Catalina Express Boat Trip
Island Tour of Catalina
Dinner at Chelsea Chowder House
Visit to the Christ Cathedral
Breakfast Daily
Lunch in Palm Springs
Roundtrip Transportation
Baggage Handling
Tour Guide
Minimum Driver & Guide Gratuity
Snacks & Water

 

Be sure to dress and pack for the weather, which in February ranges in the mid to upper 70s with lows in the mid 60s. Wear sweaters and light jackets, keeping in mind the cruise adheres to “resort casual” dress. Comfortable walking shoes are also recommended.

 

Located off the coast of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina, this unique island boasts a certain Mediterranean appeal highlighted by a beautiful natural landscape sure to inspire. One of the highlights of the cruise is “Diana: Legacy of a Princess,” a tour showcasing the princess’ stunning collection of evening gowns, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other memorabilia. This multi-million dollar collection comprises 2,000 items relating to the Royal Family. A visit to the famed Christ Cathedral and a stop in Palm Springs rounds out the four-day cruise.

 

Get away for a few days with All Aboard America and enjoy the beautiful weather of Southern California. Book your trip today by calling 800-848-4728 or visit http://www.allaboardamerica.com/tours/all/the-queen-mary-catalina-island/.