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

Program Number: 1180RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/15/2013 - 9/20/2013; 9/7/2014 - 9/12/2014; 10/5/2014 - 10/10/2014; 3/22/2015 - 3/27/2015; 5/17/2015 - 5/22/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Long Beach, California
Price starting at: $949.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 11; 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Welcome Aboard the Queen Mary! During 31 years at sea and 1,001 transatlantic crossings, this ship transported the rich and famous across the North Atlantic and now this is your chance to experience an era of opulence as you stay aboard one of the original luxury ocean liners. Relive the ship's history from construction and launch to passenger service and troopship through ship’s officer talks and expert-led walk. Get acquainted with Catalina Island and its charming seaside village of Avalon.




Highlights

• Relive the excitement of 1930’s opulence as you actually go onboard the Queen Mary — docked, yet still afloat — and enjoy expert lectures on the design and construction of the ship.
• On Catalina, imagine Big Band music playing as you stroll across the ballroom of the Casino, Avalon’s most recognizable landmark.
• Examine native plants at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to 1.5 miles per day. No porterage.




Date Specific Information

3-22-2015

Included meals in Avalon are: Wednesday lunch, Thursday breakfast, Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast. Dinner on Wednesday (day 4) and Thursday (day 5) are on own.



Itinerary Summary

Long Beach, board Queen Mary, 3 nights; boat to Avalon, Catalina Island, 2 nights; boat to Long Beach.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Long Beach (California)

This busy port city is in the sunny heart of Southern California. The Long Beach Aquarium and Queen Mary cruise ship — docked in Long Beach since 1967 — are highlights.



Avalon

Named for the mystical island of Arthurian legend, Avalon is the only incorporated city on California’s Santa Catalina Island. Though the island has been inhabited for millennia, the current resort community was largely developed by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr., who built the Art Deco-style Catalina Casino among other attractions.



Accommodations
R.M.S. Queen Mary: six decks with 365 original Art Deco staterooms. Avalon: comfortable hotel three blocks from downtown/beach area.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell is known as the Catalina Island Man, a one-of-a-kind local expert who loves sharing the stories of the island where he was born with visitors. His grandfather helped build chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr.’s mansion and his father supervised construction of the Casino. Chuck has worked at the Catalina Museum and organized the Catalina Island Film Festival. He still lives in Avalon on Catalina where he operates Liddell Talent Management and teaches people about the glamorous history of Catalina Island and Avalon.
 
Will Kayne

Will Kayne is the ship historian and the exhibits coordinator for the RMS Queen Mary, one of history’s most famous ocean liners, now retired in Long Beach, Calif. as a museum. Having done extensive research into the Queen Mary’s archives, he now creates all its educational programs. Will honed his writing and presentation skills in the world of theater. He holds a degree in theatre performance from Northern Illinois University and his acting credits include “Dallas” and “Days of Our Lives."
 
Simon Kenrick

Simon Kenrick has worn many hats throughout his career. A former city planner, he has also worked as a graphic designer, political journalist, neighborhood artist and kindergarten teacher. He taught art history at universities and art schools in California, England and Morocco. Today, Simon teaches at CSU Long Beach and Antioch University in Los Angeles, and is a 15-year veteran of Road Scholar learning adventures. He was trained in European and North American art of the 18th through 20th centuries, and specializes in relations between Islamic cultures and the West. Simon received his B.A. in art history from Cambridge University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. He also has a graduate diploma in city planning from the Architectural Association in London.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Queen Mary Hotel
  Long Beach, CA 3 nights
   Hotel St. Lauren
  Avalon, Catalina Island 2 nights
 The Queen Mary Hotel
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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Based upon availability Please call hotel (562-435-3511) directly for reservations and to inquire about rates.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM

 Hotel St. Lauren
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 8:00 am 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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: 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


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
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 Queen Mary Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
The program ends when the Catalina Express boat returns to Long Beach. Group leaves Avalon/Catalina Island at 8:00AM; boat returns to Long Beach by 9:15AM. Transportation is provided back to the QM. You will be staying at Hotel St. Lauren the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. On the enclosed Participant Information Form, please indicate to us the name of your roommate/traveling companion. Also let us know if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
For 2013, self parking is $10.00 per car, per day. Shipside valet parking is available at an additional $4.00 per car, per day.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  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
  From End of Program
  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
Travel Details
 

Long Beach (LGB) to Queen Mary Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Prime Time Shuttle
phone: 800-733-8267
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$17 per passenger one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

17-25 minutes depending on traffic 

 

Distance:

 

12 miles from Long Beach Airport to Queen Mary

   

Long Beach Airport (LGB) at www.lgb.org is served by America West Airlines, American Airlines, Jet Blue and Horizon. Door-to-door van service is provided to the Queen Mary Hotel by Prime Time Shuttle at www.primetimeshuttle.com, or by SuperShuttle at (800) 258-3826 or www.supershuttle.com. Advance reservations are required. Please call for current rates. Taxis are also available at the Long Beach airport taxi stand.

 

John Wayne/ Orange County Airport (SNA) to Queen Mary Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$37 for 1st passenger; $9 for each additional passenger
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

40-60 minutes depending on traffic 

 

Distance:

 

31 miles from John Wayne Airport to Queen Mary

   

SuperShuttle offers door-to-door van service from the airport to the Queen Mary Hotel. Advance reservations are required. Call for current rates or visit their website at www.supershuttle.com. Taxi service is available from SNA via Yellow Cab at (877) 935-5692. Estimated taxi fare is around $95 one-way. Call for current rates and availability.

 

Los Angeles/Amtrak/ Union Station to Queen Mary

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Metro Rail
phone: 323-466-3876

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$1.50 p/p one-way; 55 cents for seniors
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 35-50 minutes or more depending on connections 

 

Distance:

 

About 25 miles from Union Station to Queen Mary

   

From Union Station, take the Metro Rail Red Line to the Blue Line at 7th/Flower which takes you to Long Beach. Upon arriving in Long Beach at the Transit Mall Station, walk down Pine St. to 1st St. and catch Passport 'C' Bus to the Queen Mary or the Renaissance Hotel on Ocean & Pine which has taxis for transportation to Queen Mary. Metro Rail information is available by calling (323) 466-3876 or by visiting their website at www.metro.net.

 

Los Angeles/ Union Station to Queen Mary Hotel

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Prime Time Shuttle
phone: 800-733-8267
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$55 per passenger one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 30 to 45 minutes or more depending on traffic 

 

Distance:

 

About 25 miles from Union Station to Queen Mary

   

Prime Time Shuttle provides door-to-door service to the Queen Mary 1 to 7 passengers. Advance reservations are required. Call for current exact rates or visit their webiste at PrimeTimeShuttle.com. For further Amtrak information, call 800-872-7245 or visit www.amtrak.com.

 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Queen Mary Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$17 per passenger
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

28-45 minutes one-way depending on traffic and time of day 

 

Distance:

 

23 miles from LAX to Queen Mary Hotel

   

SuperShuttle offers door-to-door van service from the Los Angeles (LAX) airport to the Queen Mary. Advance reservations are required. Call for current rates or visit their website at www.supershuttle.com. ALTERNATE VAN SERVICE: Prime Time Shuttle at (800) 733-8267 or www.primetimeshuttle.com. Taxis are also available at the LAX taxi stand (but are considerably more expensive than a shuttle van).

 
Driving Directions
  From Los Angeles Area to Queen Mary Hotel Take the San Diego 405 Fwy South, or the Santa Ana 5 Fwy South to the 710 Long Beach Freeway South. Follow the green highway signs to the Queen Mary. Merge onto S Harbor Scenic Dr. Take Harbor Plaza toward Queensway Dr/Pier H/Queensway Bay. Turn right onto ramp and then slight left onto Queens Hwy. The Queen Mary Hotel will be on your left.
  From the Orange County Area to Queen Mary Hotel Take the San Diego 405 Freeway North to the Long Beach 710 Freeway South. Follow the green highway signs to the Queen Mary. Merge onto S Harbor Scenic Dr. Take Harbor Plaza toward Queensway Dr/Pier H/Queensway Bay. Turn right onto ramp and then slight left onto Queens Hwy. The Queen Mary Hotel will be on your left.
  From the Riverside Area to Queen Mary Hotel Take the Pomona 60 Freeway West or the Riverside 91 Freeway West to the 710 Freeway South. Follow the green highway signs to the Queen Mary. Merge onto S Harbor Scenic Dr. Take Harbor Plaza toward Queensway Dr/Pier H/Queensway Bay. Turn right onto ramp and then slight left onto Queens Hwy. The Queen Mary Hotel will be on your left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Independent Arrivals
(Sunday, September 15)

Note: Our program involves daily walking of distances up to 1-1/2 miles on guided walks and to/from the scheduled activities; climbing stairs; carrying luggage to/from the Queen Mary/bus/Catalina Express boat; and walking to meals outside the hotel properties.



   
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into Queen Mary after 3:00PM.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your cabin assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner on Queen Mary

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.

Since meals are served in a group setting, it is difficult to adjust to individual dietary requests. If you are unable to eat what is on the regular menu, a vegetarian alternative is available, if not already part of the menu. Since alternative meal arrangements have to be made in advance, please indicate your need for a vegetarian entree on the enclosed Participant Information Form. If you have other dietary concerns, you can order (at your own expense) from a different menu.

 Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

   
Accommodations: The Queen Mary Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Slide Presentation by Ship's Officer/Introductory Lectures
(Monday, September 16)

Note: The Queen Mary has an overall length of 1,019.5 feet and over six decks to explore.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on Queen Mary
 Morning: CLASS: Slide Presentation by Ship's Officer

Learn about the Queen Mary with a 45 minute slide show narrated by one of the ship's officers.

CLASS: Film and Music of the RMS Queen Mary Era

Discuss film and music from 1935 to 1967, the era when the RMS Queen Mary served as an active passenger liner as well as the Great Depression, World War II and Post-War period.

 Lunch: Lunch on Queen Mary
 Afternoon: CLASS: Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach, a fascinating and fast-changing international seaport, is eager to share its story with the local community. The presentation will cover a general overview of the Port and its operations, the Green Port Policy and the Port's environmental programs, local and regional economic benefits, Port security, infrastructure and transportation issues.

After class, the group leader will guide the group to The Queen Mary History exhibit inside The Queen Mary Story space. Use this time to also explore the Engine Room on your own.

 Dinner: Dinner at Long Beach restaurant
 Evening: CLASS: Disasters, Losses and Losers, Shipwrecks Famous and Obscure

Not every voyage goes well - history has given us many exciting sea stories and inspired hundreds of books, songs and movies. Come hear the fates of both famous disasters as well as the more obscure events that brought personal heartbreak without the headlines. See ships as they were and, some, as they are today thanks to the methods of marine archeology. Don't worry, its quite safe to attend!

   
Accommodations: The Queen Mary Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Royal Historic Guided Walk/Art Deco Walk/Aquarium of the Pacific
(Tuesday, September 17)

Note: Our guided walk of the Queen Mary is 90 minutes and the Art Deco walk is 60 minutes. The amount of walking at the Aquarium is determined by your interest level.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on Queen Mary
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Royal Historic Guided Walk

On this narrated, guided walk of the ship, learn about her fascinating history while visiting areas not accessible to the general public.

CLASS AND FIELD TRIP: The Art of the Queen Mary and a Look at Art Deco

The Art Deco Talk and Walk of the Queen Mary covers the history of the ship as one of the greatest luxury liners ever built. She has one of the largest collections of original Art Deco artwork and architecture in the world. Learn what the basic style of Art Deco is and see original objects d'art created for the ship during the 1930's, which was the original Art Deco Period.

The World War II Lecture tells the facts and figures of the The Grey Ghost during the Second World War. Having transported over 800,000 troops, serving as a hospital ship as well as the Bride and Baby Shuttle, her performance during the war has truly earned the Queen Mary the reputation of being "an International Historic Treasure".

 Lunch: Lunch on your own on the Queen Mary or at the Aquarium of the Pacific
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

More than 12,000 marine animals representing over 550 species can be found at this famous aquarium. Explore a diversity of marine habitats from California coastal waters to the icy Northern Pacific.

 Dinner: Dinner on Queen Mary
 Evening: Orientation to Avalon
   
Accommodations: The Queen Mary Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Catalina Express Boat to Avalon/Catalina Casino Guided Walk
(Wednesday, September 18)

Note: Upon arrival in Avalon, the group walks 0.6 mile from the boat dock to the Casino for a 30-45 minute Casino Guided Walk. The Hotel St. Lauren is a 3-block (0.2 mile) walk up a slight hill (38' elevation change) from downtown Avalon.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on Queen Mary
 Morning: Check out of the Queen Mary and take the bus to the Catalina Express Landing for the boat trip to Avalon.
 Lunch: Lunch on your own at the restaurant of your choice in Avalon
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Guided Walk of Catalina Casino

Take a trip down memory lane to the days when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. Visit the Avalon Theater with its extraordinary Art Deco murals and classic 1929 theater pipe organ. Continue up to the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom and enjoy the scenic view of Avalon Bay from the outdoor balcony.

CLASS: Experience Avalon's past, present & future through the unique perspective of a native historian.

 Dinner: Dinner at Avalon restaurant
   
Accommodations: Hotel St. Lauren
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden/Narrated Bus Ride of Avalon
(Thursday, September 19)

Note: Walk from the hotel to The Pancake Cottage is 0.3 miles. The amount of walking at the Wrigley Botanical Garden is determined by your interest level. The walk back from Wrigley Gardens to the Hotel St. Lauren is 1.25 downhill miles.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Avalon restaurant
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden

Enjoy a self-guided nature walk in the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden, which houses some of the most beautiful plants in California. The short walk up to the Memorial is well worth the commanding views of Avalon Bay. The Wrigley Memorial honors the memory of William Wrigley Jr, who lived from 1861 to 1932. It is the centerpiece of the Botanical Garden and was built in 1933-34 with the goal of using as many Catalina materials as possible.

FIELD TRIP: Bus Trip Around Avalon

You will discover the enchantment of Avalon everywhere you turn on this delightful 7-1/2 mile journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of town. It's the perfect introduction to the town of Avalon. See postcard-perfect views and colorful, local spots as our guide provides interesting Catalina Island highlights and history.

 Lunch: Lunch on your own at the restaurant of your choice in Avalon
 Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Avalon and Catalina Island on your own or participate in commercial tours at your own expense.
 Dinner: Dinner at Avalon restaurant
   
Accommodations: Hotel St. Lauren
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Catalina Express Boat to Long Beach/Independent Departures
(Friday, September 20)

Note: From hotel to The Pancake Cottage is .3 mile walk. The group walks 0.6 mile from the hotel to the boat dock for return trip to Long Beach



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Avalon restaurant
 Morning: HOTEL CHECK OUT: Check out of the Hotel St. Lauren and take the Catalina Express boat back to Long Beach.

The return time to Long Beach is determined by the Catalina Express schedule, which changes on a quarterly basis. The group is generally booked on the 8:00AM boat from Avalon with a return time to Long Beach about 9:15AM. Transportation is provided to take the group back to the Queen Mary.

This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Queen Mary/Catalina Island program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Long Beach, CA Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
One World Trade Center

Suite 300

Long Beach, CA 90831

(800) 452-7829

The website for the Long Beach California Convention & Visitors Bureau features complete vacation and travel information including area hotels, tours and attractions and fun activities as well as the Official Long Beach Travel Guide. For additional information, visit www.visitlongbeach.com

  Avalon, Catalina Island Catalina Island Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 217

Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-1520

E-mail: info@CatalinaChamber.com

Physical Address: #1 Green Pier, Avalon, CA 90704

Visit the official Catalina Island website for everything you want to know about this gem of an island. For additional information, visit www.catalinachamber.com

Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


R.M.S. Queen Mary: 101 Questions and Answers About the Great Transatlantic Liner


Author: David Ellery


Description: Available for purchase in the Queen Mary Store, A Deck



Queen Mary


Author: James Steele


Destination Long Beach: The Queen Mary Story


Author: Renee Simon


The Only Way to Cross


Author: John Maxtone-Graham


Santa Catalina Island: The Story Behind the Scenery


Author: Terrence D. Martin


Catalina Island Images of America: California


Author: Jeannine L. Pedersen


The Gabrielino


Author: Bruce W. Miller


Description: The Gabrielino were the Native Americans who lived on Catalina Island.



The Wrigley Family: A Legacy of Leadership in Santa Catalina Island


Author: William Sanford White




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