We joined on our first cruise and are now a club members. All cruise ships now have this ption and you should join in case you do find yourself crusing with that line in the future. As far as upgrades go sometimes you know before you go and somtimes only when you check-in at the dockside, but phone them and ask is the best way forward. We Brits never complain enough well at least constructively.
Thank you for your answer.
What have they got to complain about ? They haven't even been on the cruise yet !!!
I've been with five different cruise lines and they have all enrolled me automatically on their respective loyalty schemes after a few weeks of returning home.
I'm sure you'll enjoy your transatlantic crossing.
You will thoroughly enjoy Cunard and I am sure the rest of your extended stay in New York. However regarding upgrades just because you booked several months ago does not mean that you are automatically upgraded. Sometimes when cabins are offered in promotional sales it usually is the ones that sell the slowest. The advantage of booking a cruise early is that you have the opportunity of booking the exact cabin you want. Imagine booking the cheapest smallest cabin hoping for an upgrade only to find that you are actually allocated the cabin you booked. Enjoy whatever cabin you find yourselves in. You are also automatically enrolled as a World Club member on your return home, this gives you a 5% reduction in your next cruise with Cunard.
We did our first cruise ever, last november on the Queen Mary 2 for our honeymoon. We enjoyed it that much we have booked again on QM2 in july for the iberian oddysey cruise. I feel confident you will have a fantastic time and become cunarders, as we have. The night before we disembarked in new york we had our silver world club membership cards delivered to our stateroom together with a list of benefits. I think we will become gold members after our cruise in july. Feel free to read our review and look at the pictures i have put on this website. If you have any questions get in touch.
Hello David, Like yourself we booked very early on the April Transatlantic crossing. This is the first time we have cruised with Cunard and I was very pleased to receive a call from my agent yesterday offering me an upgrade. Pls note that the upgrade did not come free...........it was an additional £250.00 / person. We had no hesitation and paid the money to our agent today. During the conversation I was told that upgrade are offered, when available, to those people who have booked early and who have had no benefit of the recent special offers. Keep your fingers crossed.