Platinum and boarding

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  1. jezebella

    jezebella MK fireworks in my backyard every night!

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    We just added a cruise for Dec. 15th and when I did my online registration, it said something to the effect that "since someone in your party is platinum or concierge, you don't have to have a boarding time, you can arrive at any time and board". Does this mean platinum boards with concierge before everyone else??
     
  2. PrincessShmoo

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    Sometimes Concierge will board first, followed by Platinum. Sometimes both will board at the same time. Yes, before the "regular" boarding begins.

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  3. kcashner

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    No. Concierge guests board first, then platinum, then the general boarding process begins.

    Platinum guests used to get a number 1 boarding pass; that has now changed to a number 2 with concierge getting number 1. However, for all practical purposes, nothing has changed.

    If you are at PC, concierge will be boarded without any announcement or fafare thru a side door off the concierge waiting area, then they will announce the "Family of the day" and next the number 2 boarding cards (which are the platinum guests). Obviously, if you arrive at the terminal later, you can board as soon as you are checked in.

    If you are at a port other than PC (where they don't usually have a separate concierge waiting area with door), they will board number 1s, and then move to number 2s, both with announcements. It doesn't change anything--you still get on very quickly.
     

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