Royal Rendezvous

This marks for a very royal Tuesday afternoon on the ocean, as Queen Mary meets Queen Elizabeth. It's only the third time in more than 30 years that another Cunard ship saddled up alongside the spectacular Queen Mary—and the first time since 1967 that these sister ships have crossed waters (when the original Queen Elizabeth was still in commission and the Queen Mary made her final trans-Atlantic sail). Celebrating the meeting of these two lovely ladies, there's a special whistle salute by both vessels, a ton of live jazz music and a breathtaking fireworks display (a Queen Mary specialty!) at nightfall. Other festivities aboard the Long Beach ship include special admittance to the Princess Diana exhibit and a special menu at Sir Winton's that includes a whiskey flight. How regal!

Tue., March 12, 6 p.m., 2013

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