The perfectly restored and maintained HMS Queen Mary, located at the Long Beach Harbor, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Southern California. On Tuesday, June 20, the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is hosting a day trip to the historic cruise liner, departing at 8:30 am and returning at approximately 4:30 in the afternoon. While the event is part of the Y's ongoing programs for active older adults, all members of the community are welcome to participate.
"At the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, we are constantly striving to provide fresh and fun ways for seniors — and all members of our community — to get out and enjoy all that the Southland has to offer," said Nancy Turney, senior services director at the Y. "What better place then the historic Queen Mary to celebrate our great city's past, and also take in the breathtaking beauty of this great monument and the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean."
A day at the Queen Mary includes historic tours of the ship, including areas that are allegedly haunted, as well as the opportunity to walk through a Cold War era Soviet submarine and enjoy on-board shopping and dining.
The day trip will include bus transportation and admission to the Queen Mary and their Titanic Artifacts exhibit. Meals and other additional expenses are not included. The cost is $50 for Y members and $55 for non-members, and May 20 is the deadline for registration. There is limited space aboard the bus, so it is advised to purchase tickets soon.
For further information, please contact the Y's Senior Hotline at 790-0123, ext. 263.