Historic West Coast Call For Queen Mary 2

The ocean liner will offer a on a trio of journeys

By: Ana Figueroa

Queen Mary 2, the world’s largest ocean liner, will make her Los Angeles debut in February, on a trio of journeys ranging in length from three to 38 days. The diverse itineraries will afford West Coast residents their first opportunity to sail aboard Queen Mary 2 from the Port of Los Angeles.

The February Los Angeles departures include two round-trip journeys: a four-day West Coast Break and the 11-day Royal Hawaiian Liner. The West Coast Break, from Feb. 22-25 makes a full day call in Ensenada. Prices start at $709 per person, double occupancy.

The Queen Mary 2 departs on Feb. 25 on the Royal Hawaiian Liner, a round-trip sailing from Los Angeles to Maui, Oahu and the Big Island. The cruise offers a myriad of shore opportunities, such as horseback riding, hiking and historic walking tours, as well as surf lessons and whale watching tours. Prices start at $2,709 per person, double occupancy.

In May, the ship will depart Los Angeles for New York on a 38-day South American Odyssey that includes a trip around Cape Horn. A shorter segment, Andes and the Americas, journeys from Los Angeles to Valparaiso over a two-week period, calling at Callao, Peru (gateway to Lima); Esmeraldas, Ecuador (for Quito); Fuerte Amador, Panama; Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; and Acapulco. Prices start at $3,259 per person, double occupancy.

“When Queen Mary 2 visits a port for the first time she is welcomed with a great deal of flourish and fanfare,” said Carol Marlow, president and managing director for Cunard Line. “In Los Angeles, we plan a stellar celebration to mark our maiden call on the West Coast.”