3 Spooky Cruise Destinations
17 Oct 2017
There’s something spooky going on! Check out these three cruise ports where there’s more than just tourists visiting…
Catacombs of Paris (Paris, France)
The Paris Catacombs are a creepy maze of tunnels. Visitors report strange occurrences, and ghostly sightings. Walk down these former stone mines under the busy streets of Paris, lined with the bones and skulls of 6 million skeletons. This giant ossurary was created as part of an urgent solution to stop the fragile mines caving in and causing damage to the buildings above, in addition to the demand to free up much-needed space taken up by countless cemeteries in the city.
Alcatraz (San Francisco, USA)
Located in the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is a former military fortification and prison, housing many of the most notorious criminals in American history, including Al Capone, Robert Stroud, and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. One of the most haunted places in America, the island made a great location for a prison, due to its isolated location, and strong, cold currents of the waters in the surrounding bay.
RMS Queen Mary (Long Beach, USA)
The former Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary now resides as a floating hotel in Long Beach, California. When she made her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1936, she was the epitome of luxury. Many famous faces graced the decks of Queen Mary over her iconic career, including Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Bing Crosby. The ship paid a vital role in the Second World War, transporting American troops. Queen Mary still holds the record for the most passengers ever transported on one single vessel – 16,082. Visitors report creepy feelings, shadows and voices, and one stateroom has even been decommissioned due to the alleged paranormal activity inside!
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