Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a two-day pass to ScotsFest without access to Rock Yer Kilt concert (a $24 value)
- $24 for a two-day pass to ScotsFest with access to Rock Yer Kilt concert (a $39 value)
On February 16 and 17, The Queen Mary celebrates its 20th anniversary of gathering traditional Scottish activities into a weekend of authentic highland fun. Activities such as the caber toss abound, while sheepherding, whiskey tastings, and genuine Scottish clans creating a grand parade enhance the atmosphere. The Vendor Village also corrals authentic Scottish fare, such as haggis, neeps, and tatties. This Groupon includes spectator access to events and competitions; however, a separate fee applies if visitors wish to participate in the games and events. Additionally, with the second option of this deal, customers can attend the Rock Yer Kilt concert aboard the ship on Saturday night with live bands such as Highland Way, The Whooligans, Hoist the Colors, and Wicked Tinkers.
Since its maiden voyage in 1936, The Queen Mary has cultivated a colorful history: she transported iconic figures from Winston Churchill to Fred Astaire across the ocean blue, and even served as the world's fanciest troop transport during World War II. However, her historical exploits are more than matched by her modern-day splendor. Now at home in the Port of Long Beach, the venerable ship pairs her art deco trappings with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby city. Guests at the onboard hotel recreate timeless transoceanic luxury during stays in her 346 staterooms (which include nine full suites). Their stays often include multiple trips to onboard restaurants such as the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, as well as appearances at the weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.
Of course, history remains an important draw for this singular ship. An onboard museum recounts the facts and figures of the ship's glory days, and tours touch upon some of her notable ghostly inhabitants and haunted areas amidships. This combination of contemporary amenities and historical charm make The Queen Mary an in-demand venue for conferences and events; fortunately, the ship boasts 80,000 square feet of event space spread across 17 sumptuous salons, as well as a trilevel, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall.