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Old 04-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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How do they determine boarding number?

Does it have to do with completing online check in? Maybe party size? Just curious
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Does it have to do with completing online check in? Maybe party size? Just curious
Your boarding number is directly tied to your PAT unless you are concierge or platinum.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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As PP said, boarding number is directly tied to your PAT - so a PAT of 11-11:30am will have a lower boarding number than someone with PAT of 1-1:30pm. However, how they determine who within that 11-11:30am PAT gets 3-4-5-6, etc. is anyone's guess. Seems to be somewhat random and pre-assigned, and not just a "first-come, first-checked in gets lowest number" sort of thing (no need to elbow to the front of the 11am group to be first check-in).

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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We had a PAT of 11:30 to 12, my mom 12-12:30, and sister 1:30. We all arrived at the same time. We were boarding #6, my mom #14, and sis # 26.
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As PP said, boarding number is directly tied to your PAT - so a PAT of 11-11:30am will have a lower boarding number than someone with PAT of 1-1:30pm. However, how they determine who within that 11-11:30am PAT gets 3-4-5-6, etc. is anyone's guess. Seems to be somewhat random and pre-assigned, and not just a "first-come, first-checked in gets lowest number" sort of thing (no need to elbow to the front of the 11am group to be first check-in).

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Exactly right. You will get to select your PAT if you do your online check in before hand. That is first come first serve, so I would try to do that as early as you can to get the time you want. Enjoy your cruise!
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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So how does it work if you are concierge? This is my first time cruising with DCL also and booked a one bedroom.
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So how does it work if you are concierge? This is my first time cruising with DCL also and booked a one bedroom.
Platinum and Concierge don't select a Port Arrival Time. They may arrive at their convenience and if boarding hasn't begun, they will be boarding groups 1 (concierge) and 2 (platinum). If boarding has begun, they can board at their convenience.
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Platinum and Concierge don't select a Port Arrival Time. They may arrive at their convenience and if boarding hasn't begun, they will be boarding groups 1 (concierge) and 2 (platinum). If boarding has begun, they can board at their convenience.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #9
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Thanks for this info, I was wondering the same thing..
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We had an 11:00 PAT, got there a little after 11 and there were already a ton of people already there but they put us in boarding group 3.
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We had an 11:00 PAT, got there a little after 11 and there were already a ton of people already there but they put us in boarding group 3.
That is an example of the fact that your boarding number is tied to your PAT and not when you arrive at the port. Most of the people who were there before you may have had later PATs and had to wait a while to board after you did.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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We had an 11:00 PAT, got there a little after 11 and there were already a ton of people already there but they put us in boarding group 3.
I had a PAT of 11:30 and we were there at 11. I got a #8. Infact, no one checked it when I boarded either come to think of it.
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They checked our boarding card for the 3/23/13 cruise.
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How about rooms that are linked with one platinum and one gold and another silver?
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I asked when we cruised in february and was told it was based on when your reservation was booked. It made sense as there were other Disers there who also had the 11:00 port arrival time but they were in group 12 and we were 3. We booked on board back in 2011.
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