The RMS Queen Mary:
receipts for Turkish bath services: 1963 and 1964

Turkish bath receipts on the Queen Mary
< Image: The Cunard Archive, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

In the early 1960s, as air travel became more popular and the number of Cunard passengers decreased, Cunard started to take a long hard look at all aspects of its running costs.

A statement of receipts from Turkish baths taken and massages given, for the periods April to July 1963 and 1964, was sent to head office in October 1964, and the decline in overall takings was shown to have continued.

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