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Queen Elizabeth makes first Long Beach visit during Queen Mary's 80th year
Queen Elizabeth makes first Long Beach visit during Queen Mary's 80th year

The Queen Mary will spend at least part of her 80th birthday with a royal relative. For the first time, the modern-day Queen Elizabeth will dock aside the historic Cunard ship-turned-hotel in Long Beach next Thursday. "The Elizabeth will berth adjacent to the Queen Mary and her arrival will begin a day-long series of events and activities to celebrate the unprecedented meeting of ships," Queen Mary's general manager John Jenkins said in an announcement Wednesday. The luxury Cunard Line ship is expected to arrive at 7 a.m. and leave around sunset the same day, according to the statement. This year also marks the 175th year since Cunard Line's first transatlantic...

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