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BEGINS IN: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

The R.M.S. Queen Mary and Catalina Island

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Program #1180RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Oct 5, 2014
Program registration is in the Queen Mary lobby on 'A' Deck from 3:30-5:00PM. Orientation begins at 5:30PM followed by dinner at 6:00PM. Self introductions are after dinner.
You will be staying at the The Queen Mary Hotel that night.
Location: Long Beach, CA
Nearest city or town: Los Angeles, California
Nearest highway: Long Beach Freeway 710
Nearest airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Long Beach Airport

End of Program
Oct 10, 2014
The program ends when the Catalina Express boat returns to Long Beach. Group leaves Avalon/Catalina Island at 8AM; boat returns to Long Beach by 9:15AM. Transportation is provided back to the QM.
You will be staying at the Hotel St. Lauren the night before.
Location: Avalon, Catalina Island
Nearest city or town: Long Beach, CA
Nearest highway: Long Beach Freeway 710
Nearest airport: Los Angeles International Airport(LAX) or Long Beach Airport
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary, the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship. A floating city awash in elegance, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, remains one of the most famous ships in history. The Queen Mary features 365 hotel staterooms, award-winning onboard restaurants and dining, a wedding chapel, 16 Art Deco reception salons for private celebrations, and exciting tours.

Contact info:
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 USA
phone: 562-435-3511
web: www.queenmary.com

Room amenities: The 314 original First-Class Staterooms and nine Suites are situated on three decks and all are above sea level. No two rooms are alike! Many of these Staterooms feature the original artwork found on the ship during her heyday as well as authentic Art Deco built-ins for additional storage. All staterooms are air-conditioned and larger than the average cruise ship cabin. Each room is equipped with a telephone, iPod docking station and alarm clock; 32” LCD flat screen TV with satellite and Pay-Per-View movies; hair dryer; iron/ironing board; Pillow Top Perfect Sleeper Serta Mattress; and Crabtree Evelyn bath products. Room service is available. Bed Configuration: The variety of bed configurations includes 1 king, 1 queen, 1 full or 2 twins.

Facility amenities: Whether it’s the authentic polished wood paneling, the original 1930s artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable portholes, there’s no question that the Queen Mary Hotel is unlike any other Southern California hotel. Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30's, 40’s and 50’s. From historic shipwalk tours and an onboard Art Gallery to paranormal attractions, shops, spa and fitness room, and various events, there is a wide variety of things to do and see while aboard the ship. The Queen Mary is a 100% non-smoking hotel. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Wi-Fi is available on board the Queen Mary in all rooms for a fee per computer of $5.99 for 60 minutes, or $9.99 for 24 hours. You can set up your WiFi access at the hotel front desk. A credit card is required.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
Please call hotel (562-435-3511) directly for reservations and to inquire about rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: The Hotel St. Lauren on Catalina Island features 42 luxurious guest rooms overlooking glistening Avalon Bay. All its rooms are decorated in Victorian-style elegance with rosewood furniture. The hotel is just a few blocks away from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and kayaking. Guests may rent a boat and explore Avalon bay or rent a rod and reel for ocean fishing right off the Green Pier.

Contact info:
231 Beacon St.
Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 USA
phone: 310-510-2299
web: www.stlauren.com

Room amenities: All guest rooms feature a Victorian decor and are equipped with air conditioning and heat; telephones and alarm clocks; hair dryers and irons/ironing boards; color televisions with all the standard cable channels; and private bathrooms. All of the standard room configurations have a full tub/shower bath while the premium guest rooms have large oval whirlpool tubs. All rooms are are accessible by an elevator and feature electronic guest room door locks. Bed Configuration: Rooms have one king or one queen bed or, if the room has two beds, a configuration of one king and one full-sized folding bed with an 8-inch memory foam mattress.

Facility amenities: Guests will enjoy the hotel's 6th floor patio which offers a panoramic view of the City of Avalon and the Pacific Ocean. There's another patio on the 2nd floor for those who prefer a "tucked-away shady spot." The Hotel St. Lauren is a smoke-free hotel with no smoking allowed on the premises including all balconies, patios and decks. Guests may enjoy complimentary morning coffee from 8:00AM to 10:00AM in the Lobby. All floors and rooms are accessible by elevator. Wi-Fi Access: The hotel provides complimentary WiFi access throughout the building.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Based upon availability
Please call hotel directly at (310) 510-2299 for rates and availability

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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4.9
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