The City of Long Beach is once again inviting guests aboard the RMS Queen Mary after more than two years of the ship being closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic and repairs.

“I am thrilled to welcome visitors back onboard the Queen Mary and share the beauty and history of this landmark with our community once again,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement.

The ship was initially closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that decision remained in effect once critical repairs were identified.

Free guided tours for the limited reopening have been fully booked and guests wishing to explore the ship will have to wait until spring 2023 for the next available tours.

More information about the reopening of the ship’s hotel, eateries, and entertainment facilities will be released at a later date, a news release said.