Posted October 4th, 2017, 10:12 AM
Does anyone remember the Cunard Club (not to be confused with the World Club) when you had to pay an anual membership fee? I’ve forgotten what the yearly fee was but there was an on board party with drinks, snacks and a gift for members. I recall one year when there was a late evening departure that members were invited to meet at the Polygon Hotel in Southampton for dinner and drinks. We left our car at the hotel which was taken to the secure parking area in the docks, our luggage was also taken from us and delivered to the ship and after dinner we were all taken by coach to the ship. You received a Cunard Club badge and luggage labels. I can also remember travelling down on the boat train when all check in formalities were undertaken on the train. Ah, those were the days.