In partnership with Cunard Line, the iconic RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach has unveiled a new, permanent exhibition, The Cunard Story. The exhibition showcases Cunard’s 179-year history, its relationship with the Queen Mary, its founder’s vision, the ships it inspired and continues to bring forward, and their influence on immigration, global maritime policies and technological innovation. The Cunard Story chronicles the company’s legacy through artifacts, photographs and film, and features an “immigration salon” that allows visitors to digitally explore ancestry databases. At the time of her maiden voyage in 1936, the Queen Mary was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. Retired from service in the 1960s, the permanently moored icon, a top Long Beach hotel and tourist attraction, attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and can choose from various tours. (