Experience the golden age of transatlantic travel without the seasickness: a 1936–art deco style reigns on the Queen Mary, from the ship's mahogany paneling to its nickel-plated doors to the majestic Grand Salon. Docked for more than 40 years, the on-ship hotel attracts a mix of tourists and those attending events in the floating hotel's many party spaces. There are plenty of nighttime diversions, from the silver Observation Bar to a live theater to jazz shows.
Holidays are big on the Queen Mary; New Year's Eve and July 4 are famously spectacular. Sunday brunch in the Grand Salon is a step back in time. Request a room away from the bar, as the band plays loudly until well after midnight.