A Sky and Sea getaway ...
Add a little nostalgia, romance or adventure to your life!
The next Weekend Getaway will be September 9th through the 11th to Long Beach, California. The locals say that September has the best weather of the year!
Your Friday airport destination is the Signature FBO at the Long Beach Airport (LGB), and from there you will be shuttled to the majestic Queen Mary. A transatlantic passage on an ocean liner was once the most luxurious way to travel in the world. Now you can enjoy your own stateroom and all she has to offer right at her own berth in Long Beach.
Her unique history is too extensive to write here, but easy to learn about and explore aboard ship with all of the tours and superior exhibits. Just walking her promenades and decks allows you to admire the over 60 woods and veneers in her finish work. (Six of which are now extinct.) Stand in awe at the world’s largest collection of original art deco, and I could go on and on. You’ll just have to see for yourself! There is sooooo much to do aboard ship, come just for her!
There will be a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Grab the free shuttle from the ship for the 3 p.m. (adult only) entrance time to spend the afternoon at this famous aquarium.
Saturday, we will take a very short walk down the dock to the Catalina Express which, after an hour-and-a-half cruise, will deliver us to Avalon on the beautiful Catalina Island, for a leisurely day of shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, biking, hiking, margaritas on a sandy beach… Come and return on the ferry when you so desire, then meet up for dinner at one of the fantastic restaurants back on board the Queen Mary.
Sunday, the shuttle will return you back to your plane for a short flight home.
We have been able to negotiate some group rates based on a minimum of 10 rooms and 20 attendees. Based on these negotiations the estimated cost of this “bucket list” getaway will be:
~ Landing fees at the airport (are waived with minimum fuel purchases)
~ Tie down fees are $28/night-single engine and $40/night-twin engine
~ Round trip shuttle between the airport/Queen Mary is $34.40/person
~ Staterooms aboard the QM are $109/night (minimum 2 night stay)
~ Round trip cruise to Catalina is $65/person