The R.M.S. Queen Mary and Catalina Island
Travel back to the grandeur of the 1930s onboard the Queen Mary and learn about the ship’s design, construction and many uses. Then experience the village of Avalon and Catalina Island.
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For anyone interested in the history of World War 2 and the participation of the QM will find this program most informative. At the same time learn about the decorative art applied in the 30's to a floating mega-ship.


This was a real adventure and a great way to learn about the Queen Mary and Catalina. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to attend this program. If you drive, parking is expensive. Maybe Road Scholar could mitigate this cost!!!


Historical and fun... Loved the entire venue... Am mildly handicapped but had no problems.


Left home on my first Road Scholar trip to meet new friends and have an adventure...and I did! Met interesting and wonderful people from all over the country. The Queen Mary and its living history was a great first trip. Take this trip if you can.


The program to visit the Queen Mary and Catalina Island was expertly organized and all the activities flow very smoothly from one to the other. The right amount of time was given for everything, including free time to explore. The lectures on the history and art of the Queen Mary were very informative and interesting. Catalina Island was fun with a nice amount of free time to explore on our own. It was a very enjoyable trip.


The Queen Mary and Catalina program is fun and active, without being too active. There is sufficient free time built in so that one may just sit back and drink in the setting or go off and explore on your own. The field trips are interesting and the lectures informative. I'm glad that I went.


I would strongly suggest any senior interested in expanding their travels, and meeting people from various backgrounds to take a Road Scholar tour.


Which do you prefer? The dignity of a crossing on the Queen Mary, or impromptu fun on the beach at Avalon while enjoying their special ice cream cone? Get a taste of both in this course on RMS Queen Mary in her heyday, and Catalina Island, where no one really grows up!

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