Among other forms of nightlife available every weekend aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, guests can enjoy an exclusive evening with a paranormal investigator during Dinner and A Ghost Tour every Saturday evening.
The $129 per person for Dinner and a Ghost Tour includes a three-course dinner at Sir Winston's including soft drinks, coffee and tip, but not alcohol, and a tour of the most haunted areas of the ship. Dinner is a choice of a salad or lobster bisque for the first course, steak, chicken or salmon as the main course and chocolate or raspberry mousse cake for dessert. Parking is discounted with validation. The evening is scheduled to start at 7 pm, but guests are shown to the bar to wait until all participants have arrived before the group is escorted to a private dining room.
It was my first time dining at award-winning Sir Winston's restaurant. I had the lobster bisque, steak, and raspberry mousse cake. The food was good, but I wouldn't give it any awards for this particular meal. If I go back, I'll skip the bisque, which was a little heavy for me, and leave more room for dessert.
Paranormal guides change, but on my visit, the guide was psychic Erika Frost. She didn't sit down to dine with the 34 of us gathered for dinner - possibly because there were so many of us - but she did come by to introduce herself, give a little of her background and draw out paranormal stories from guests. Erika Frost doesn't look like she spends much time eating the over-rich food of Sir Winston's. A fractious spirit could easily blow her off the three-inch stilettos which add to her diminutive stature.
She told us about the near-death experience that awakened her senses to the paranormal and lead her to explore this field. In 2004, those explorations brought her to the Queen Mary, where she became the paranormal investigator in residence (UPDATE: Frost is no longer giving the tour).
For more information on Dinner visit www.QueenMary.com.