Cunard Breaks the Rules
Nor was I able to find what kind of electrical outlets were on the ship—two-pronged American or three-pronged British.
The Insurance Pitch
The brochure contained five pages of dense mouse-type devoted to scaring me into buying CunardCare® travel insurance. It was filled with legalese cover-your-arse warnings, disclaimers and exclusions.
Do-It-Yourself Origami Luggage Tags
Six pages of the booklet were devoted to 12 pre-printed, personalized paper luggage tags with detailed instructions how to cut them out with scissors and fold them. [See the fourth image]
"Step 3 of the instructions for luggage tags"
Fold in half along the central dotted line. Wrap around luggage handle. Staple securely.
We plan to spend three days in London. Cunard luggage tags on our suitcases in the Philadelphia airport are an open invitation to baggage handlers: "Hey, guys! There's good stuff inside worth stealing!"
So we are forced to pack a stapler in order for the luggage tags to work. This is purely for the convenience of Cunard—the same kind of bush league, penny-pinching Mickey Mouse as "Batteries not included."
It Gets Weirder
I finally got around to reading Peter Shanks' teeny-weenie welcome letter.
Your final ticket will be available by visiting www.cunard.com, selecting Voyage Personaliser, as an E-ticket approximately 35 days prior to departure. Please refer to the 'Retrieving your E-Ticket' section of this booklet for full details.
Peggy and I have traveled a lot. Every time we have been booked on an ocean liner or a cruise ship, we have received a handsome kit of goodies. Included were tickets, an effusive (readable) welcome letter, easy-to-attach luggage tags and informational brochures about the amenities on shipboard. Here also were details on the ports of call and maybe a tote bag. These kits always arrived in a handsome plastic or leatherette case with the cruise company logo embossed on the cover.